Tropical Biology Association
The Tropical Biology Association is developing capacity and building links for biodiversity research and conservation in Africa and South East Asia. Through its training courses and follow-up support, the TBA is creating an informed, motivated community of tropical biologists with the potential to have a significant impact.
Dr Cecilia Maliwichi-Nyirenda is a trailblazer for female botanists in Malawi, having become the first female scientist to join the National Botanic Gardens in Malawi. In addition to her work at LEAD, she is the founder of a non-profit making organization, Indigenous Knowledge Centre, whose aim is to compile Malawi’s rich indigenous knowledge, culture, traditions and beliefs. She is a prolific publisher in her field.