Grace Mwaura Wins Rhodes Scholarship

01 December 2010 | News story

Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor and CEC member, will attend Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Grace Muthoni Mwaura of Kenya has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, a postgraduate award supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford. The Scholarships provide transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals, encouraging them to "fight the world's fight" throughout their lives, and aiming to contribute to international understanding.

Grace Mwaura graduated with a Bachelor in Environmental Sciences from Kenyatta University. In addition, she holds a certificate of award in Community Based Filmmaking from the Darwin Initiative. She has been working as a professional intern at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, focused on the integration of agro forestry and environmental education issues into the Healthy Learning Programme. Previously, she served as the Secretary of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), heading all the network programmes. She now plays an advisory role in AYICC and the Intervarsity Environment Network, both of which she founded in 2006. Ms. Mwaura has also been the focal person for the African youth with the International Youth Climate Movement. She headed the African youth delegation to the UNFCCC, COP 15.

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