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Visiting Scholars

  • Joseph Agyina -2017 IREX Fellow from Ghana

    • Chewe Mulenga - 2017 IREX Fellow from Zambia

      • Trokon Redem McGee - 2017 IREX Fellow from Liberia

        • Kansiime Honest Fortunate -2016 IREX Fellow from Uganda

          As the founder and executive director of Girls to Lead Africa, Honest Kansiime incubates, grooms, nurtures and mentors transformational and visionary female leaders who can rise to positions of leadership. During her fellowship in the United States, Kansiime hopes to learn how gender parity can be achieved and how women can champion innovation to tackle poverty and community challenges. Upon returning from the Community Solutions Program, she plans to increase innovation among young women through the implementation of the “Young and Innovative Project” as a tool for enhancing gender parity and addressing community challenges.

          • Tran Thi Bao Nguyen -2015 IREX Fellow from Vietnam

            Working for the Norwegian Mission Alliance, Tran Thi Bao Nguyen has nearly five years of experience in community development projects that improve the living conditions of the vulnerable and marginalized people of the Mekong Delta through comprehensive intervention in education, livelihood, health, and environment. As a Community Solutions Program Fellow, Tran would like to learn about and gain experience in gender issues and how to integrate these issues into the work she does in her home community.

            Upon returning from the program, Tran plans to apply what she has learned to encourage gender equity by using soccer clubs as a tool to integrate gender issues in schools.

            • Zola Batkhuyag-2014 IREX Fellow from Mongolia

              As Founder and General Coordinator for Young Women for Change, a non-governmental organization promoting women’s leadership and gender equality, Zolzaya Batkhuyag oversees the organization’s programs portfolio, focusing primarily on raising awareness and outreach efforts. She has several years of experience working in public relations and communications, which have helped her to incorporate an effective media and social media approach to promoting her organization’s work. As a fellow at the Siegel Institute at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Batkhuyag gained experience with women’s leadership programs and institutes in order to more effectively run her organization back home. Now that she has returned to Mongolia, Batkhuyag is implementing a leadership development program for young women professionals.

              • Carolyn Zoduah-2013 IREX Fellow from Liberia

                Carolyn Myers Zoduah is Program Manager for Genuine Democratic Alternatives, a policy research and advocacy think-tank promoting transparency and accountability in Liberia. Zoduah plans and coordinates the organization’s core programming and is involved in developing research proposals and coordinating research efforts on different policy issues such as corruption, budget tracking and natural resource management. As a fellow at the Siegel Institute for Leadership Ethics and Character at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Zoduah hosted a series of roundtable discussions with leaders from the business, civil service, nonprofit, and education sectors to explore the state of transparency, accountability, and ethics in these four areas of work life. Upon returning home she worked on increasing government transparency and accountability in Liberia by influencing the full implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption through civic engagement and community outreach initiatives.

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