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Alumni spotlight: Marcel Botelho leads COVID-19 research programmes in Brazil
This month we catch up with Professor Marcel do Nascimento Botelho, who undertook a PhD with CIDT back in 2003. In his agrobusiness work, Marcel has implemented successful CODI19 initiatives in Brazil, where he is Rector at the Federal Rural University of Amazonia. Marcel’s success is a credit to the University of Wolverhampton, as well as to the UK capacity strengthening funding programme that enabled his study.
Project support to the fight against COVID-19 in Kinshasa
June 2020 saw the launch of an awareness raising campaign against the coronavirus in the forestry communities of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CV4C project partner OGF and the RENOI forest monitoring network led this activity to raise awareness in the heavily hit urban areas, whilst also distributing sanitation kits.