The Winners of the KfW Foundation Scholarships 2020


In March, we were a bit too optimistic concerning the corona pandemic when announcing the final presentations of the KfW Foundation scholars for April. But yesterday, was finally the big day and their project proposals and presentations have been evaluated by a KfW Foundation Selection Panel and the winners decided.

First of all, we have to say that all scholars did a great job and their professional and passionate project pitches did not make the panel’s decision easy. At the end, small things made the difference and eventually a decision was made. We are happy to announce that the following three proposals were selected to receive funding from the KfW Foundation and will be implemented by the Spring School scholars:

Francis Mapenga_cutFrancis Mapenga (FZS Zambia) with his project “Implementation of the best monitoring and mitigation methods of human-wildlife conflict in two villages of Mukungule Game Management Area, Zambia.”


Monica Paredes (FZS Peru) with her project “The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) conservation: an opportunity for sustainable co-management between native communities and Yaguas National Park, Peru.”

Patty_cutPatricia Roche (WWF Paraguay) with her project “Strengthening conservation processes of Rio Negro National Park, Paraguay.”

Congratulations to Francis, Monica and Patricia and best of luck for the implementation of your projects!