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Benefits of being a CONNECTED Network member

Training cohort at the V4 Early Career Researcher Development Programme, University of Bristol, June 2019.

We caught up with Dr Benard Mukoye, Chief Inspector at the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), to ask how being a CONNECTED Network member helps him in his career.

Benard has been a CONNECTED Network member since 2018. In June 2019 he attended the V4 (Virus-Vector Vice-Versa) Development Programme in Bristol, UK. He has stayed in touch with fellow delegates and has met up with some of them at conferences or on work-related visits. This is a great example of the ongoing peer support of CONNECTED training cohorts.

Since then, CONNECTED membership has enabled Benard to continue to expand his professional network of researchers, helping him in many aspects of his work.

Benard explained the importance of using an interdisciplinary approach to plant health regulation, bringing plant pathologists and entomologists together.

You can see part of this interview below:

‘When many disciplines are brought together we can better articulate and address the problems of plant vector-borne disease.’

Dr Benard Mukoye