Harum Mukhayer, President ASCU 2016 - 2017
Harum is a Ph.D Candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar. She has an LL.M in Natural Resources Law, and 7 years of work experience with the United Nations in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia. Her research is on territorial sovereignty under international law, particularly how territorial sovereignty over land can be shared borrowing on the doctrine of tribal sovereignty. Outside of her PhD, Harum expresses her commitment to indigenous and tribal peoples whenever possible through pro-bono work. She is a member of Pembroke College and an active advocate of the Pembroke Brunch- which you’re welcome to attend!
Adewumi Damilola Adebayo, Chair, Africa Together Conference 2017
Damilola is a Ph.D Candidate at the the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge as a Cambridge-Africa Scholar. In his research, he is seeking to understand the extent to which electricity as a “General Purpose Technology” served the purpose of economic development in colonial and early post-colonial Nigeria. Damilola holds a BA from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and an MA from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.
Vanuza Pereira Bravo, Deputy Chair, Africa Together Conference 2017
Timothy Onafuwa, Junior Treasurer ASCU 2016 - 2017
Timothy is a first-year undergraduate studying Economics. He is a BP STEM Scholar and has been combining formal education with work experience ranging from investment banking and asset management, to charity and education. Outside of formal education he has a strong interest in languages that has taken him on exchanges to Japan and Spain, and is studying a course at the crossroads between development economics, architecture and civil engineering at the University of Tokyo over the coming months as a Santander Scholar on the IARU Global Program. Always on the look-out for new experiences, adventures and challenges, Timothy saw ASCU as a great way to meet great mentors and contribute to student life.
Joy Osegboh, President ARU African Society 2016- 2017
Joy grew up in Nigeria and now lives in the UK. She is a final year undergraduate student at Anglia Ruskin University, studying Optometry. She is a photographer and language enthusiast who is interested in French and Portuguese. She showcases all her creative ventures on her blog - http://msambitieuse.blogspot.co.uk/. In addition, Joy is interested in improving access to affordable and effective eye care services, on the continent.
Lucy Hills, Communications Officer 2016- 2017
Lucy is currently working as the Office and Information Manager at Dhiverse, a Cambridge Sexual Health Organisation and as a Marketing Consultant for African Environments, a safari company in Tanzania. She grew up in Tanzania and still considers it her home. She is here in Cambridge supporting her Partner who is currently in his 1st year of his PhD with the Department of Geography. Lucy is an honorary member of Corpus Christi through her partner and is on the MCR committee. Lucy has very much enjoyed getting involved with ASCU 2016-2017. Working with a great team throughout the year has made the transition from living in Tanzania to living in Cambridge a lot more enjoyable for her.
Esther Amayo, Design director || Vice-President, ARU African Society 2016- 2017
Esther was born in Kenya and grew up in her home country, as well as a number of countries around the globe. She is currently a final year undergraduate student at Anglia Ruskin University, studying Business Management. Her focus is exploring creative business ventures and her final year project sought to explore ‘The impact of strategic human resource management on employee performance and creativity: Through a case study of Google’. Her passions include digital marketing and analytics. Her other creative ventures such as graphic design, music and photography can be accessed
through her portfolio at www.akinyiamayo.wordpress.com
Christine Mbai, Panel Lead, IT and Infrastructure
Christine is an M.Phil Candidate at the the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar. In her research, she seeks to investigate the dichotomies of embracing new technologies and traditional constructions in a bid to postulate a low carbon contemporary architecture addressing occupant comfort, health and associated productivity. She holds Degrees in Architecture (part I & II) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Chidinma Onyebuchi, Logistics Team
Chidinma is a Nigerian studying towards an LL.M (International Law) at the University of Cambridge. She enjoys working on social development projects and has volunteered for the World Economic Forum on Africa and WeCyclers in Nigeria. She is also interested in bringing sustainable solutions to issues surrounding Conflict Management and Peacekeeping.
Aisha Wamala, Panel Lead, Women in Leadership
Aisha Wamala is the chair of the Women in leadership panel of "Africa Together". She is a final year Biomedical science student at Anglia Ruskin University and this will be her fourth year running as a member of the organisation committee since 2014. Aisha is also a radio presenter and broadcaster on CamFm 97.2. She was brought up in both Uganda and UK and this has allowed her to view the importance of African affairs from different spectrums and clearly understand the importance of social empowerment. Aisha‘s main interests are in empowering women economically and also making sure they gain the healthcare and education needed. She currently host a talk show called <Aisha Talks> which gives students a platform to express what they are going through, encourage them to pursue their dreams and make them more confident about themselves.
Samuel Gabra, Know your Africa Committee
Samuel is an M.Phil Candidate at the the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge as a Cambridge Trust Scholar. In his research project, he aims to explore the least-cost technologies for rural electrification in Sub Saharan Africa through spatial Mapping and scenario analysis. He holds a BSc. degree from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Victor U. Emma-Adamah, Convener for 'Africa Over Coffee'; Panel Lead, African Higher Education
Victor is a second year PhD student at the faculty of Divinity, Cambridge with interest in 19th and 20th-century French philosophy, as well as religion in the public place. He is also a Research Fellow at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and Assistant-Director of the Jonathan Edwards Centre Africa at the same university. His other research interests concern the exploration and recovery of African intellectual histories, especially in philosophy.
Joy Okwuonu, ASCU Social Officer
Joy is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Cambridge.
Richmond Juvenile Ehwi, Vice President, Cambridge University Ghanaian Society
Richmond is a doctoral Researcher in the Department of Land Economy. He is a Cambridge-Africa Scholar from Ghana. His research seeks to understand how “Institutions contribute towards the proliferation of Gated Communities”. He holds a BSc in Land Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration from the University of Cambridge. He is the current vice president of the Cambridge University Ghanaian Society (CUGS). He has experience working as a housing and planning researcher in institutions such as the prestigious Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research.
Yeboah Thomas, President Cambridge University Ghanaian Society
Thomas Yeboah is Cambridge International Scholar who is finalising his PhD in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK, on how young people actively shape, negotiate and challenge their social worlds through rural to urban migration. More broadly, he is interested in youth and unemployment issues, young people and agricultural commercialisation, youth aspirations, imagined futures and bottom-up development approaches, as well as analysis and interpretation of policy discourses in Africa. He has a track record of publishing in peer reviewed journals with high impact factors. He serves is an Assistant Research Fellow at the College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Thomas recently collaborated with the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) on a Q Methodology study of young people and work in Ghana. He is the current president of the Cambridge University Ghanaian Society (CUGS)
Fatima Baldo, ASCU Fundraising Officer
Fatima is a final year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry. Funded by the IDB-Cambridge Trust, she is using in silico methods to predict the mechanism of action of plants used in African traditional medicine, with a particular emphasis on those plants with activities against cancer and trypanosomiases (sleeping sickness). She holds a MSc in Drug Discovery from the University of Bradford and a BPharm degree in Pharmacy from the University of Khartoum, where she is now a Lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Duuamene Nyimanu, President, Cambridge University Nigeria Society (CUNS) 2016- 2017
Duuamene Nyimanu is a PhD in Medical Sciences student at the University of Cambridge funded by Wellcome Cambridge Trust. His PhD seeks to elucidate the role of Elabela/Toddler, a novel ligand of the apelin receptor in Cardiovascular Diseases especially hypertension and determine its therapeutic potential in the disease. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Biomedicine from the University of East Anglia and MSc in Molecular Medicine from the same university. Duuamene has won several awards including the the New England Journal of Medicine Scholar as well as writing a review on the book “Practical Skills in Biomolecular Science”, 4th edition for Pearson Education, UK. He is an ardent lover of education who is committed to translating his expertise in life sciences research to the development of research in Nigeria, and Africa as a whole upon completing his PhD and undertaking the necessary postdoctoral training by training next generation scientists.