AIMS Ghana 2014
Helping farmers reduce the impact of seasonal climate risk
After completing her studies at AIMS Ghana, Ms Andree Mentho Nenkam from Cameroon, did an internship in Kenya on statistical modelling using R from August 2014 to February 2015, and supervised the NGO, African Math Initiative (AMI). She also had another internship opportunity in Ghana after completing her work in Kenya. The internship was supervised by AIMS Ghana and the University of Reading, at the Ghana Meteorological Agency from February to June 2015.
“I am grateful to AMS for giving me the knowledge and skills I needed in realising my career path. I also thank AIMS for the opportunity of internship which led to my present job”
Since July 2015, she has been working at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) as a Scientific Officer, under a CCAFS project titled “Capacitating African Smallholders with Climate Services and Insurance Development”. The project is aimed at capacitating African smallholders and their boundary partners (NHMS, NGOs, CSOs, private sector) with actionable climate advisories, index insurance and integrated climate services that reduce the impact of seasonal climate risk from farm to country levels. “My main activities include crop modelling, capacity building of the national meteorological agency of Mali with statistical skills, capacity building of extension officers with a new approach, PICSA, to provide climate advice to farmers.”