JLU Giessen welcomes Ali Zura Said and Mitchell Oketch

Earlier this year, Ali Zura Said and Mitchell Oketch from the Kenyan Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation (MWSI) spent two months on secondment in the Department of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) in Germany. Zura and Mitchell were hosted by Dr Suzanne Jacobs, but also worked with Prof. […]


Geography, social science, statistics…  and nitrogen!

The Observatory Midi-Pyrenees laboratory Géosciences Environment Toulouse (GET), was a hive of INSA activity in June, hosting two researchers from Côte d’Ivoire and two researchers from Nigeria. Fabrice Gangneron (GET, Univ Paul Sabatier) and Mehdi Saqalli (GEODE, Univ Jean Jaures) welcomed Akoua Adayé and Kouadio Eugène Konan, geographers from the University Felix Houphouët Boigny (UFHB), […]

UPS welcomes Rose Ndango

The Aerology Laboratory (LAERO), University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier (UPS-UT3), recently welcomed Ms Rose Ndango, a laboratory manager at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (I.I.T.A.), Yaounde, Cameroon, and recently appointed I.I.T.A. representative for the INSA project. Rose spent one month working with Maria Dias Alves and Eric Gardrat in the Aerology Chemistry […]


UPS welcomes Adou Niamien

The Aerology Laboratory (LAERO), University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier (UPS-UT3), recently welcomed Mr Adou Niamien, a PhD student from the University of Jean Lorougnon Guédé de Daloa (UJLoG), Côte d’Ivoire. Adou is also a member of the Laboratory of Environmental Sciences and Technology (LSTE) of Daloa and the Laboratory of Material Sciences, Environment […]


Mamadou CISS returns to GET

Last November, the Geosciences Environment Toulouse (GET) laboratory welcomed back Dr Mamadou Ciss for a 1-month secondment as part of the INSA project. Mamadou Ciss is a research fellow in mathematical and statistical modelling at the Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA) in Dakar, Senegal, specializing in spatially explicit mathematical models for ecological systems. While […]


Science Facilitation Upskilling for Researchers

An important component of the INSA program is communication and dissemination. To help meet these objectives, the INSA project includes amongst its collaborators the Les Petit.e.s Débrouillard.e.s d’Occitanie (APDOC), a French non-for-profit science popularisation organisation focused on facilitating the public to learn about science using hands on activities. In addition to organising workshops with school […]


UPS welcomes Madina Doumbia

Dr Madina Doumbia, a physicist from Côte d’ivoire, recently spent 3-months on secondment at the Laboratoire d’Aérologie (LAERO), CNRS/University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier (UPS), France. Madina is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, at the Université Péléforo GON COULIBALY (UPGC), Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire, and an associate researcher […]


KIT welcomes George Macharia

George Macharia, a principle chemist at the National Water Harvesting & Storage Authority (NWHSA), Kenya, recently spent 3 months on secondment at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Campus Alpin in Garmisch, Germany. George Macharia is the manager of the Environment and Social Safeguards Division at NWHSA. He is actively involved in research on water […]

UPS welcomes Pieter van Zyl and Kerneels Jaars

Pr Pieter van Zyl and Dr Kerneels Jaars, atmospheric chemists from the North-West University (NWU), South Africa, recently spent one month on secondment at the Aerology Laboratory (LAERO), CNRS/Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier (UPS) mixed research unit, France, as part of the INSA project. Pieter and Kerneels co-lead the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) […]