The Ginés‐Mera Fellowship 
Fund for Postgraduates Studies in Biodiversity
                  2003 – 2010 
The 3D’s (Discovery, Development and  Delivery):  
Global Genetic Resources Working for Women and the Poor
Global Genetic ...
A dual citizen of Spain and Canada Chusa was a respected
                            Canada,
biodiversity expert and molec...
The Ginés-Mera Fellowship
                                  Objectives
To provide opportunities and support students from ...
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“I understood the immense potential of cassava landraces for
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Chusa in our mind and heart
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The Ginés‐Mera Fellowship 
Fund for Postgraduates Studies in Biodiversity
                  2003 – 2010 
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  1. 1. The Ginés‐Mera Fellowship  Fund for Postgraduates Studies in Biodiversity 2003 – 2010 
  2. 2. The 3D’s (Discovery, Development and  Delivery):   Global Genetic Resources Working for Women and the Poor Global Genetic Resources Working for Women and the Poor This workshop aims to celebrate the life, work and vision of Dr.  This workshop aims to celebrate the life work and vision of Dr Maria Jesus (Chusa) Gines and Ms. Veronique Mera, two  professionals whose careers were dedicated to improving the  lives of the rural poor and women  through the strategic   li f h l d h h h i discovery, deployment and delivery of plant genetic resources
  3. 3. A dual citizen of Spain and Canada Chusa was a respected Canada, biodiversity expert and molecular biologist, with a keen interest in plant genetic conservation. Through her diverse international contacts and activities, she also championed the rights of poor farmers. She received her PhD in biology (molecular genetics and biotechnology) from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1987, and a graduate diploma in International Development and Cooperation from the University of Ottawa in 1991 Veronica, a dual citizen of Ecuador and the Netherlands, received her MSc in Management of A i lt l K h MS i M t f Agricultural Knowledge S t l d Systems i in 1998 from Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands These two scientists, who dedicated their lives to the social and economic advancement of the rural poor in developing countries, will long be remembered by their colleagues and friends both within and beyond the Cassava Biotechnology Network
  4. 4. The Ginés-Mera Fellowship Objectives To provide opportunities and support students from the developing countries of the  p pp pp p g world to undertake thesis research addressing key elements of the sustainable use  and conservation of agricultural biodiversity, in particular:  •Molecular characterization of agrobiodiversity •Molecular characterization of agrobiodiversity •Community‐based conservation of genetic agrobiodiversity •Intellectual property rights and access to agricultural genetic resources p p y g g g
  5. 5. The Ginés‐Mera Fellowship  Proposals received & Approved l i d& d 50 46 40 30 22 20 10 11 10 10 5 0 ASIA AFRICA LATIN AMERICA RECEIVED APPROVED
  6. 6. The Ginés-Mera Fellowship Latin America Women 5 4 MSc – 1 PhD Men 5 3 MSc– 3 PhD Africa Women 2 2 MSc Men 3 2 MSc – 1 PhD Asia Women 4 2 MSc - 2 PhD Men 6 4 MSc - 2 PhD
  7. 7. The Ginés Mera Fellowship  The Ginés‐Mera Fellowship Latin América  Adriana Mercedes Alzate Astrid Johanna Arango Constanza Quintero Juliana Chacón Javier Llacsa Tacuri Nelson Royero Roosevelt Escobar John Ocampo Adriana Bohorquez Luiz Carvalho
  8. 8. The Ginés Mera Fellowship  The Ginés‐Mera Fellowship Africa Fellowships Anthony Pariyo Gerardine Mukeshimana Sandra Ndgire S d Nd i Stephen Buah Stephen Buah Wamatsembe Isaac
  9. 9. The Ginés Mera Fellowship  The Ginés‐Mera Fellowship Asia Fellowships Bui Tan Yen B iT Y Mob Serey Myat Hpoo Ngone Myat Hpoo Ngone Myat Thuzar Thein Ngo Thi Nga g g Nguyen Phuong Nguyen van Noi Phonepsaseuth Phengsavanh Sarith Hin Tan Jun
  10. 10. The Ginés‐Mera Fellowship  Fund for Postgraduates Studies in Biodiversity Referee Journals R.H. Escobar; CM. Hernández; N. Larrahondo; G. Ospina; J. Restrepo; L. Muñoz; J.Tohme  and W.M.Roca. 2006. Tissue culture for farmers: Participatory adaptation of Low‐ input cassava propagation in Colombia. Expl.Agric.vol 42, pp. 103‐120. Juliana Chacón, Santiago Madriñan, Daniel Debouck, Fausto Rodriguez, Joe Tohme.  2008. Phylogenetic patterns in the genus Manihot (Euphorbiaceae_inferred from  analyses of nuclear and chloroplast DNA regions. Molecular Pylogenetics and  Evolution 49: 260‐267 E l i 49 260 267 John Ocampo Pérez; Geo  Coopens d’Eeckenbrugge, Maria Restrepo, Andy Jarvis, Mike  Salazar and Creuci Caetano. 2007. Diversity of  Colombian Passiifloraceae:  y biogeography and an updated list for conservation. Biota Colombiana 8(1): 1‐45. Johanna Arango‐Ulloa; Adriana Bohorquez; Myriam C. Duque; Briggite L. Maass. 2009.  Diversity of the calabash tree (Crescentia cujete L.) in Colombia. Agroforestry  Diversity of the calabash tree (Crescentia cujete L ) in Colombia Agroforestry System. Vol 76 (3): 543‐553 More to come
  11. 11. “I understood the immense potential of cassava landraces for genetic improvement after carrying out a research in the great lakes region of Af i l k i f Africa with th grant secured f ith the t d from Gi é M Ginés Mera Memoral Fellowship for Biodiversity study in Africa” Anthony Pariyo "The Ginés-Mera Fellowship is a very reasonable project. I would like to say thank you to this fellowship that gave me a chance to study at a graduate level as well as funding me for thesis research including training on ruminant nutrition and laboratory work with theories and practices at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia.“ Mob Serey “The opportunity offered by the Ginés Mera Fellowship to study the conservation of native potato variability in the Andean region has pro en ariabilit proven to be a millestone not only for my professional career but also for my personal life. The Study gave me a solid scientific background in biodiversity conservation, specifically in the y p y Andean an Amazon regions.” Javier Llacsa Tacuri
  12. 12. Chusa in our mind and heart Chusa in our mind and heart Diversity
  13. 13. Chusa in our mind and heart Chusa in our mind and heart Drive Determination
  14. 14. Chusa in our mind and heart Chusa in our mind and heart Delight to  D li ht t work with  work with
  15. 15. The Ginés‐Mera Fellowship  Fund for Postgraduates Studies in Biodiversity 2003 – 2010 

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