Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Okavango Research Institute (ORI) Leading Student Publisher Award
Nqobizitha Siziba, a Carnegie-RISE funded PhD student received the 2011 Okavango Research Institute (ORI) Leading Student Publisher accolade at a ceremony held at the Institute yesterday. The three papers published by different journals won him the award funded by the Deputy Director Research Management, Professor Moses Chimbari. Speaking at the launch of the award, Prof Chimbari indicated that the award was meant to encourage ORI’s graduate students to publish their research work and in the process help the Institute to achieve its goals. Talking at the same function, the Director for ORI Professor Susan Ringrose indicated that such initiatives will play an important role in aiding the institute to accomplish its vision of being a leading wetlands research institute in Africa and the world by 2016.