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Humphrey Profiles: Featuring Dennis Yiga (2009-2010)


Ana Lucía Rodriguez Lepure discusses her experience as a Humphrey Fellow.

Secretary Clinton addressed the Humphrey Fellows at the U. S. State Department Reception during this years Global Leadership Forum in Washington, DC.


Peter Mutinda Mutua (Kenya) writes: "Since my return home in September 2010, I began a blog (Tujenge Viongozi is Swahili for "Let us build leaders") that gives an account of developments in leadership and entrepreneurship in Kenya. Kindly take a moment to have a look at it and make a comment." He is also featured discussing his experience as a Humphrey Fellow.


Huatian Zhang (China) published a book, "Hearing Climate Change: Interview Records from the Humphrey Year" after returning home in 2009. The book is a collection of interviews she conducted during her fellowship year; focusing on climate change, sustainable consumption and production; and environmentally friendly technology transfer. She was also invited back to speak at the 2009-10 Humphrey Fellowship Program Year-End Retreat in May 2010.


Gabriel Kpadonou Hounsa (Benin) was awarded a Humphrey Alumni Impact Award from IIE in 2009 for a project to promote access to clean drinking water in rural areas.  The project aimed to train artisan groups to build and cook with solar cookers as well as educate the population in ways to prevent water born diseases. Total award amount: US$8,000.

Tanh Tran Nhan Nguyen (Vietnam) was awarded a Humphrey Alumni Impact Award from IIE in 2009 for a project aimed at building a network of key people throughout the Mekong River region (Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, China, and Vietnam) in order to establish national and regional leadership networks for sustainable water resources management.  Total award amount: US$8,000.


Suman Sijapati (Nepal) was awarded a Humphrey Alumni Impact Award from IIE in 2006 for a project where he prepared a base map of all water diversions and associated institutional structures within the Bagmati river basin in Nepal.  He deployed the map through a web-based geographic information system (GIS) for the access of all concerned organizations and local communities. This base map is used as a platform for planning and reflecting the development needs and aspirations of all water users within the basin. Total award amount: US$8,980.