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“What drives me is that I find that there’s just so much information that can inform and improve many people’s lives that is backed by science and data, but it is not being used. And that is just something that is not acceptable. We could definitely treat our planet better if we knew how it functions and if that knowledge was in the hands of people who are in a position to do something about it…This is what drives me, to try and get more and more people to know how much we can make things better by knowing how things are.”
Dr Catherine Nakalembe, Kampala, Uganda
NASA Harvest Africa Program Director; Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland USA; 2020 Africa Food Prize Laureate
I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Catherine recently, covering all kinds of fascinating questions: What makes you curious? What change do you want to see in the world and why? Tell me about a typical day in the life of you? Why does what you are doing matter to the world?
And #WOW, what an inspiration! Catherine’s days are filled with technology, passion and purpose. If you are looking for an uplifting feel good story and a glimpse into the incredible progress being made towards climate action globally, look no further!
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