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Filipino scientist Dr. Dennis Peque takes part in ACIAR John Dillon Fellowship

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Professor Andrew Campbell (left), CEO of the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) joins Dr. Dennis Peque (right), Dean and Associate Professor of Forestry from the Visayas State University at the welcome ceremony held on 02 March in Canberra.

CANBERRA, Australia (02 March 2020) – Filipino scientist Dr. Dennis Peque was selected as one of 14 fellows from nine countries in the John Dillon Fellowship (JDF) of the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR).

Dr. Peque is Dean and Associate Professor, College of Forestry and Environmental Science at the Visayas State University. The four-week fellowship program provides training in leadership, media, communications, policy and research management for outstanding young agricultural scientists or economists.

The JDF fellows were hosted in a welcome ceremony on 02 March in Canberra by ACIAR Chief Executive Officer Andrew Campbell. They will travel to Queensland for their structured program with government, private and academic institutions.

ACIAR has over 35 years of partnership with the Philippines. In December 2018, ACIAR and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research Development (PCAARRD) signed a ten-year agreement to commit to longer research programs and explore co-investment models to further strengthen capacity building program. END

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