ZEF alumna Marwa Shumo among winners of Women Breakthrough of the Year prize

October 09, 2023.  

The Falling Walls Foundation and Elsevier Foundation have announced the winners of their first Women Breakthrough of the Year prize. 

ZEF-alumna and associated researcher Marwa Shumo, together with co-author and co-entrepreneur Atinuke Chineme of the University of Calgary, were awarded a Prize in the Category of Innovation with their project The Power of Black Soldier Fly for Bioconversion and Feed Production. 

The Falling Walls press release informs why the female duo won the Prize: 

"Atinuke Chineme of the University of Calgary, and Marwa Shumo, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn & Intensive Track Champion 2022. Atinuke Chineme and Marwa Shumo jointly introduced a pilot project that incorporates black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens) into circular economy models for biowaste conversion and animal feed production. The project aims at empowering underprivileged communities and women across Sub-Saharan Africa, while contributing to waste recycling, food security, sustainability and climate change mitigation."

Read more about the Foundations and their new Prize in the press release on the Falling Walls Website here.


In the photo on top: Marwa Shumo in January 2020, after successfully defending her doctoral thesis at ZEF. Find more info about Marwa Shumo's doctoral studies at ZEF on her ZEF profile webpage here.



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