UC Davis Humphrey Fellowship alumnus Fabrice Inkonkoy (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2019-20) was recently honored with a Humphrey Fellowship Program Alumni Impact Award. He is being recognized for his work in developing anti-poaching protocols in the Luki Biosphere Reserve, the home of the last population of Central African Chimpanzees, in addition to other native animals. Inkonkoy’s project aims to have a lasting impact on an ecosystem threatened by poaching, deforestation and illegal logging pressures in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The 2022–23 UC Davis Humphrey fellows arrived on campus with the goal of strengthening their professional development and collaborating on global challenges using their collective expertise. During the fall quarter in collaboration with UC Davis Sustainability, the fellows facilitated a First-Year Aggie Connection for new undergraduate, international and transfer students on climate change.
What motivates you? "As a public service worker, when a series of my work helps the community to improve their life or better health condition, I would like to devote myself to this work further, though there are lots of challenges my team needs to face."
What motivates you? "I really appreciate the opportunity to be involved with communities because it continuously offers me opportunities for learning and rethinking what and how I can contribute to the design of initiatives for the full well-being of the communities in my country."
What motivates you? "Challenging a new area usually makes me motivated. Setting a new goal and reaching out to the goal makes me excited. Rather than staying in my current position, I've tried to challenge myself to a new position."
UC Davis Fulbright visiting scholar, Matteo Camporese, and Majdi Abou Najm, associate professor at the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, were featured in a UC Davis News article about their published study.
What motivates you? "My motivation is two-dimensional. Firstly, I do have personal goals... I always want to study and learn new things. My second motivation comes from a deep yearning for a change in my community/country."
What motivates you? "The high level of professionalism of the team, as well as the high spirits in the team, and achieving the goals set with them helps me to approach work more motivated. In addition to working with professionals, it is very important for young people to be on the team."