We are pleased to announce that the first PhD project funded by the Sue White Fund for Africa has begun. Prof Iq Mead will supervise Kabura John Foye, from Tanzania, in a project entitled Sensing Charcoal Making and Understanding Links to Deforestation in Tanzania.

Kabura arrived in the UK in September 2017 to attend the STREAM induction/introduction training programme and begin work with Prof Mead. The project will be undertaken in Tanzania.

The project is also supported by industrial sponsor, Alphasense, who will provide sensors and other student support and by the University of Dar es Salaam.

It is hoped that sensor data derived from this project can be combined with a GIS based study using information concerning deforestation, water courses and population density. The results will enable links to be identified between charcoal making, deforestation and changes in the underlying fluvial system in Tanzania.

Kabura John Foye at Cranfield with Pauline Avery, friend of Professor Sue White
Kabura John Foye at Cranfield with Pauline Avery, friend of Professor Sue White