On January 15, 2020, the Aspen Institute in Washington DC announced the 2020 class of the New Voices Fellowship, a groundbreaking program that equips experts from developing countries to play a more powerful role as advocates and policymakers in the global development discussion.
“New Voices Fellows are uniquely positioned to influence global development policies,” Fellowship Director Andrew Quinn said. “Their world-class expertise, paired with lived experience of basic development challenges, gives them important insight into how policy can translate into progress on the ground.”
The 2020 Class of New Voices Fellows includes 25 Fellows from 16 African, Asian and Latin American countries.
Damaris Matoke-Muhia has been selected as an Aspen New Voices Fellow, 2020! Damaris is a senior research scientist at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) & Director of capacity Building, Gender Mainstreaming, and Career Progression, Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) undertaking research in vector-borne diseases control.
She holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine and a Masters in Biotechnology. In addition to her extensive experience working in disease prevention and vector control, Damaris is passionate in mentoring young career scientists and advocates for the advancement of the careers of women scientists.
The entire PAMCA community takes this opportunity to congratulate Damaris for being selected as an Aspen New Voices Fellow!