IMMANA is delighted to announce a new cohort of fellows awarded through the Round 8 of Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships). Round 8 attracted over fifty highly qualified applicants, out of which, six fellows were selected.
IMMANA Fellows awarded under Round 8
IMMANA Fellows come from a diversity of backgrounds–the Round 8 cohort includes specialists in economics, public health, and nutrition. Their projects, to be conducted in Africa or Asia over the next 12 months, focus on women's empowerment, food fortification, food security, mental health, time poverty, and food prices.
IMMANA Round 8 Fellows:
- Mkupete Jaah, University of Dar es Salaam: Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture, Vulnerability to Climate Shock and Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Bangladesh
- Fiorella Picchioni, SOAS-LCIRAH: Gender and political economy analysis of food fortification for maize in Tanzania
- Verda Salman, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan: Food Security, Undernutrition and Climate Change across Agro-Ecological Zones of Pakistan
- Muhammad Asrullah, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and Centre for Health Policy and Management (CHPM): Food security, nutrition, and mental health of adolescents during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia
- Vijayalaxmi Khed, CIMMYT: Time poverty and food security across gender, caste, and class in rural India
- Andrea Bulungu, Washington University in St Louis: Mmeka?: Improved methods for collecting food price data in Kampala, Uganda
About IMMANA Fellowships
IMMANA Fellowships aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research. In each annual round, IMMANA awards six 12-month post-doctoral Fellowships to emerging leaders who are applying and/or validating new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Fellows conduct their research in Africa or Asia under the joint supervision of two mentors, one from the applicant’s current or previous employer or academic institution, and one from a host institution where the applicant proposes to advance their work.
This workstream of the IMMANA programme is led by the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
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