Soneva Academy 2021


Mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases


4 (3 sessions, 1 exam)

Time involved:

3 x 2 to 2.5 hours, 1 x 20 min (exam)

Certification level:

Junior – Skilled - Expert




USD 150 ++ per module (exam is complimentary)


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In this course we will enter into the world of the most dangerous animal on the planet. How it is having a grip on mankind, how it affects our everyday lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from the diseases it transmits to us when it bites.

There will be three modules in the course, followed by an exam:
Module one: Let’s watch a movie! Together we will watch the Discovery Channel documentary ‘Mosquito’ in which Bart features prominently alongside people like Bill Gates and others. It will give a very nice insight in the world of mosquitoes and how it affects the world. As the movie (ca. 1 hour) plays, we will stop from time to time to discuss what we see. Participants can take notes in preparation for the exam.

Module two: Let’s do a quiz! We will do a multiple-choice quiz in which you will be asked questions about mosquitoes. As we walk through the questions, we will elaborate on the answers and provide a lot more information and background to these questions.

Module three: Let’s see what Soneva does against mosquitoes! You will receive a detailed overview of how Soneva has been tackling the mosquito problem since the spring of 2019. You will see how successful we have been without using a drop of insecticide. And how we will expand our approach to reach other resorts and local islands in future.

Exam: Let’s see what we’ve learned! Time for a review of the knowledge you have gained. Don’t worry, we will not make it too difficult for you… If you pass your test, you will receive a certificate. Also, we will show you what the next course (to reach the ‘skilled’ level) will encompass.

We look forward to welcoming you on the course soon!

Bart Knols, PhD MBA (Managing Director of Science & Conservation at Soneva) Akib Jahir, MSc (Integrated Pest Control Manager at Soneva)

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