National Moth Week’s network of country coordinators continues to grow, thanks to the tireless efforts of team member Dr. Vijay Barve with assistance from Sunday Berlioz Kakpo of Benin. They have reached out to scientists and researchers to bring on our newest coordinators in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Our network of over 20 country coordinators helps to generate enthusiasm and participation in National Moth Week in their countries so that more people learn about and observe moths as citizen scientists. They have a passion for science and the natural world and work in their countries as researchers and specialists in such areas as climate change impacts, biodiversity, agriculture, natural resource management and plant genetics. One is a law professor who volunteers in bird conservation.
All are highly accomplished in their fields. National Moth Week is very happy to have them on board!
Meet our six newest country coordinators.
Dr. Patrick Onyebuchi Agwu of Nigeria
Patrick is a postdoctoral research fellow of The DAAD climapAfrica programme- Climate research in Africa, (read more)
Sarah Babirye, Uganda
Sarah is the research and development officer for Kawanda Agribusiness Consult (read more)
Dr. Charles Nelimor, Ghana
Charles is a plant genetic resources specialist. He is currently a research scientist (read more)
Hamadé Sanga of Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in the heart of West Africa with an area of approximately 274,000 square kilometers. (read more)
Dr. Jean Baptiste Sokoudjou, Cameroon
Dr. Jean Baptiste Sokoudjou is an enthusiastic and versatile scientist with a strong interest in biodiversity, microbiology and pharmacology. (read more)
Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, Thailand
Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Bristol in the U.K. and teaches law in Bangkok, but he devotes his free time to his passion for the natural world. (read more)