I am Arthur N. Sulonteh a Liberian National, the last son of two (2) brothers. I was born in a village named Balama, located in Suakoko District, Bong County, and the republic of Liberia.
My childhood life was like a nightmare, because my parents separated at an early age. My mother took the full responsibility of catering to our needs. For this reason, I have never experience a fatherly love before. My educational sojourned was heavily sponsor by my mother.
I completed my secondary education, in 2010 and had no means of been enrolled in to a University or college, because of my mother limited resources.
During series of application for the scholarship opportunities, I was accepted on a partial Local government scholarship, to attend Cuttington University. Upon my enrollment at the university, I mounted more efforts in my academic performances in other to acquire a fully funded scholarship.
Due to my performance and my passion for education, I was accepted on the USAID/RTI-international Higher Education for Liberian Development fully funded scholarship. In 2015 I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in General Agriculture and Minor in Integrated Development Studies (IDS with a GPA of 3.29).
Upon my graduation, I founded a Community Base Organization named Youth Sustainable Development Initiatives (YSDI), to help children with similar experience that I had during my childhood (please Visit my Linkedin profile via Arthur N. Sulonteh for further detail).
At current I just won a scholarship Opportunity to do a master in Environmental Engineering and Management at the University of Tsinghua, China, and expected to travel in September to start my course work.
What are your domain(s) of expertise?
I achieved an Undergraduate Degree in General Agriculture, and Minor in Integrated Development Studies (IDS), at Cuttington University in Liberia. Upon my graduation, I work as a Volunteer Research Assistance (RA) at Liberia Center Agriculture Research Institute( CARI), and with the Livestock and fisheries Department, for two(2) years. In this position I acquired vast knowledge in research methodologies and the collection of simple for research. During 2016, I work with the Food Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nation, serving as survey supervisor, for the collection of data on the Phenotype Characterization of Livestock (goat, sheep, Swine, and cattle) in the southeastern region of Liberia. This job contributed to my expertise in Data collection and analyses using the TCP 3502 data collection software. Now with standing, in my current position at GiveDirectly (GD), I have been trained as a Follow-up/Monitoring and evaluation Field Officer which keep building my understanding in Data collection and analyses, using Taroworks. I hope to achieve more.
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) is a portal sharing information about access to standards, technology, good practices, training activities linked to (Agricultural) Information & Data Management. It is also a forum for connecting information management workers worldwide and for discussing open science, including open access and open data. AIMS stands for collaboration and interoperability. I have had no details interaction with AIMS, and furthermore can not provide much information, but hope to do this online course for a broad knowledge.