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Kenya - ICIPE

African Insect Science for Food and Health

The African Insect Science for Food and Health (ICIPE) organization in Nairobi, Kenya, has hosted seventeen high school students since 1998.

Established in 1970, ICIPE has strived to help ensure food security and better health for human kind and its livestock, to protect the environment, and to conserve and make better use of a natural resource.

ICIPE carries out research and development in human, animal, plant, and environmental health.

Interns at ICIPE work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Zeyaur Khan, Dr. Charles Midega, Dr. Rajinder K. Saini, 1995 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Hans Herren, Dr. Maurice Omolo, and Dr. Hortance Manda - in the the fields and villages of Kaugege, Lwanda, Nguruman and Mbita.

The students also have the opportunity to work with children at Mbita elementary school and travel around Kenya with their host families and colleagues to see sites such as the Maasi Mara National Reserve, National Museum of Kenya, Solar Ice Rink, Karen Blixen Museum, Kenya National Theatre, The Village Market, Nairobi National Park, and the Bird Islands.

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