Awards and Recognitions


icipe Governing Council Student Awards 2015

Xavier Cheseto, a PhD student in the Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit (BCEU),  has won the 2015 icipe Governing Council Award for his paper titled: Potential of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera: Acrididae) as an unconventional source of dietary and therapeutic sterols, which was published in PloS ONE journal.


David Tchouassi appointed TWAS Young Affiliate

David Tchouassi, a scientist in icipe’s Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit (BCEU), has been selected as a Young Affiliate of TWAS, The World Academy of Science, by the organisation’s Regional Office for sub Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA). 


Zeyaur Khan, Leader of the icipe push-pull programme, inducted as a member of TWAS

Prof. Zeyaur Khan, icipe Thomas Risley Odhiambo Distinguished Fellow and leader of the widely-reputed push-pull programme, has been elected a Fellow of TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences (


Major international prize to push-pull lead scientist, icipe’s Prof Zeyaur Khan

17.03.2015: icipe researcher Prof Zeyaur Khan has won the prestigious Louis Malassis Prize for Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development, awarded on Monday March 16, 2015 during a special session of the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture in Montpellier, France by the Agropolis Foundation.


Fiona Nelima Mumoki, receives AWARD Fellowship

Received the AWARD Fellowship, a highly competitive, merit-based, career-development programme, which aims to foster and mentor women agricultural scientists across sub Saharan Africa. Fiona was also granted an OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowship, to undertake PhD studies at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, starting in April 2015.