Project N. 0/44   Mónaco, 2015

Nobel Prize Awarded IPCC's Scholarship Programme on Climate Change

IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body placed under the auspices of the United Nations

The Intergovernmental panel for Climate Change was established in 1988 in order to build capacity to understand and address climate change. Its advisory body consists of a group of independent and international scientists.

It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for its efforts to “…. build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”. After receiving the award it decided to create, with the accompanying financial prize, a scholarship programme to invest in PhD students from developing countries for research that advances the understanding of the scientific basis of risks of climate change in their own regions.

The first IPCC awards were granted in 2011 in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. In 2013, the Cuomo Foundation joined the scholarship programme, supporting 5 of the students selected.

In 2015, further 5 students were awarded grants by the Cuomo Foundation, including a researcher from the previous group who wished to continue his research for 2 more years.

 

2013-2015 Group

Duong Tran Anh, Vietnam
Research subject : An Investigation of The Impact of The Water Level in The Mekong River and Sea Level Rise due to Climate Change on The Tien and Hau River Estuaries.

Rajesh Kumar Mahato, India
Research subject : Assessment of Climate Change over Water Resource of Saptha Kosi River Basin.

Bheki Maliba, South Africa
Research subject : Quantifying The Effects of Elevated CO2, Surface O3 and Drought on Staple Crops.

Pheakkdey Nguon, Cambodia
Research subject : Knowledge into Action: Stakeholders' Assessment of Projects to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) in Cambodia.

Luz Milena Nino, Colombia
Research subject : Assessing Forest Carbon Storage across A Rainfall Gradient in Jamaica: implications for Predicting Impacts and Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change.

 

2015-2017 Group

Duong Tran Anh, Vietnam
Research subject : An Investigation of The Impact of The Water Level in The Mekong River and Sea Level Rise due to Climate Change on The Tien and Hau River Estuaries.

Amegnaglo Cocou Jaures, Benin
Research subject : Economic Valuation of Traditional and Modern Meteorological Services for Maize Farmers in Benin

Mokria Mulugeta Gemi, Ethiopia
Research subject : Dendroclimatological Potential of Afromontane Tree Species and Reconstruct Multi-century Hydro-climatic Information for The Upper Blue Nile River Basin, Using Tree Ring as A Proxy

Ei Phyu Win, Myanmar (selected in 2013)
Research subject : Effect of Organic Manure and Water Management on Methane Emission from Paddy Fields.

 

For further information www.fpa2.com and www.ipcc.ch

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  • Mrs Marial Elena Cuomo with the researchers, October 2015
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  • 2013 scholarship batch at the Cuomo Foundation's Headquarters