African Environment Initiative (AEI)


African Environment Initiative is a student organization with the goal of promoting greater interdisciplinary collaboration among the community of Duke researchers (from both the Nicholas School and other departments) working in Africa.

We seek to act as liaisons between Nicholas School students and the diverse Africa-related programs (Duke Africa Initiative, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology) within Duke University.

We also seek to provide a support network to help students navigate the logistic and cultural challenges of working in Africa. We want to offer practical training that will helpstudents be successful in the field.



2017-2018 Student Leaders/Officers


President: Rajah Saparapa
Treasurer: Gina Daniel
Communications and Secretary: Vanessa Ferrero Mendoza

Contact Info


Faculty/Staff Advisors

Faculty Advisor: Stuart Pimm