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UCC Centre for Global Development awards two Masters’ Research Scholarships addr

27 Sep 2018
Pictured are (left to right): Dr Debbie Chapman (Director of UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre), Lauren Quinlivan (CGD Scholar), Solange Cullen (CGD Scholar), Dr Nick Chisholm (Director of Centre for Global Development).

UCC’s Centre for Global Development has awarded two Masters’ Research Scholarships to support post-graduate research relating to two of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation).

The recipients of the awards are Solange Cullen, top graduate from the BSc International Development & Food Policy in 2016 and Lauren Quinlivan, top graduate from the BSc Environmental Science in 2018. Solange’s research will address challenges to achieving women’s empowerment in the context of agriculture-nutrition linkages, and Lauren’s research will involve using citizen science to engage communities in improving water quality monitoring.

Dr Nick Chisholm, Director of the Centre, says “We are delighted to have two CGD Scholars of the calibre of Solange and Lauren engaged in these important research areas. The CGD is starting to support a portfolio of significant research and related activities addressing a number of the SDGs, drawing on the expertise and interest of UCC staff and students. These Scholarships are one element of this approach.”

Centre for Global Development