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CIRCLE Programme: A pleasant exposure so far…

By: Portia Adade Williams (Post-Master’s Fellow, Cohort 2) Home Institution: Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR- STEPRI), Ghana Host Institution: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.
In January 2016, I arrived at my host institution to officially commence the one-year Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) Visiting Fellowship programme to enhance my research skills and contribute to the aim of the programme. Not knowing exactly what to expect, I did my research on the programme by communicating with some Cohort 1 Fellows to learn from their experiences. This together with the guidance of my host supervisor, Dr. Olivier Crespo and unflinching support from my home mentor Dr. George O. Essegbey, enabled me start working before officially commencing the programme.
I am half way through the fellowship and I have participated in both local and international programmes.Besides the educative bi- weekly departmental seminars I participate i…