Clarice Princess Mudzengi from Zimbabwe is a lecturer currently working at Great Zimbabwe University in the Gary Magadzire School of Agriculture, where she is also the Deputy Chair of the Research Board and the School of Agriculture Research Chair.
Clarice holds PhD in Spatial Ecology and Remote Sensing and a Master’s degree in Tropical Resource Ecology. She has been the recipient of the DAAD in-country scholarship to complete her Master’s degree, and her PhD was sponsored by the Research Platform Production and Conservation in Partnership (RP PCP).
Clarice joined the Africademics Scholarship Ambassador programme because she believes it will contribute to her passion for helping disadvantaged and female students get scholarship opportunities that enable them to realize their dreams. She will also be equipped with the necessary personal and professional skills for the 21st century, which include leadership and communication. Additionally, working with other like-minded young leaders will expand her academic horizons and research networks.
In 10 years’ time, Clarice hopes to have achieved her career goals of becoming an authority and professor with success stories in student mentorship, in the field of spatial ecology, as well as founded an organization that promotes coexistence at human-wildlife interfaces.
Welcome to the Africademics Ambassador Programme, Clarice!
The Scholarship Ambassador Programme
Through the Scholarship Ambassador Programme Africademics trains volunteers from across Africa to become scholarship advisors and mentors. Ambassadors complete a 4-month online course with virtual lectures, case studies and additional activities. Once they have successfully graduated, our Scholarship Ambassadors offer personal support, advice and mentorship for scholarship seekers and applicants in and from Africa.
Our 2022 Ambassador cohort started their training in April 2022 and we are thrilled to have over 90 students and scholars from across the African continent on board this year. In 2021, we welcomed our first cohort of 30 Scholarship Ambassadors who completed their training in November 2021. They now offer free scholarship consultations, mentorship and application assistance for scholarship seekers in and from Africa on a regular basis.