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Cosmas Mumba invited to prestigious programme in the USA

20 January 2017

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As a result of his Tusk Conservation Award short-listing in 2015, GRI-Zambia Primate Project’s Project Manager, Cosmas Mumba, was spotted by the US Embassy in Zambia and nominated to participate in their U.S. State Department's premier professional exchange programme.

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) aims, through short-term visits to the United States, to encourage emerging  leaders from around the world to experience the US first-hand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts working in the same field. Professional meetings in the US reflect the participants’ professional interests. To date, the IVLP has brought together more than 200,000 people from over 190 countries to address today’s critical issues, connecting world leaders to build a better world.

We are thrilled to share with you that Cosmas has just been invited onto this prestigious programme and will be visiting the US for 7 weeks during April and May to take part in this year's Wildlife IVLP entitled 'Our Planet: Wildlife Conservation: Combating Trafficking and Poaching'. This is a fully-funded programme that we hope will develop Cosmas's leadership qualities even further for the benefit of ZPP, GRI and the conservation of wildlife in Zambia.

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