Looking back on 2023 at the Degrees Initiative

Beginning fresh in 2024, we decided to take a moment to look back on what we have achieved over the last year. 2023 took us around the world from Istanbul to Mexico City to Kigali, building a global community through workshops, events, and research funding.

Funding awards for development of an African SRM Research Coalition

A team at the University of Cape Town – led by Degrees-funded scientist and research collaborator, Dr Christopher Lennard – have been awarded funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, through its Uncommon Collaborations program with Dalberg Catalyst, to support the exploration of the development of an African Research Coalition on SRM

Degrees-funded scientists building North-South connections at the ICTP

Two Degrees-funded researchers, Romaric C. Odoulami and Michelle Simões Reboita, recently worked at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy as part of their fellowships with the ICTP Associates Programme. The ICTP is a research, capacity building and science advocacy organisation that facilitates active engagement with scientists in developing countries. […]

Early career DMF scientists centre stage at SRM youth organisation launch

Holly Scoble, Alice Wells, Dr Thelma Krug and Varisha Kahn during virtual panel ‘Young women in SRM’ at SRM Youth Watch launch event September, 2023. Photo Credit: SRM Youth Watch Two early career Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists, Trisha Patel (South Africa) and Varisha Khan (Pakistan), presented their current research during the launch event for […]

Trisha Patel’s story: South African SRM lecture to published master’s thesis

Trisha Patel talking during a roundtable discussion at Degrees’ research planning workshop in Istanbul, Turkey – January 2023. Photo Credit: the Degrees Initiative. Trisha Patel, a junior researcher working on the 2023 South African Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) team led by Dr Andreas Schwarz Meyer, has published the research from her MSc dissertation in Environmental […]