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Call for proposals for the English Language Fellow (EL Fellow) Program

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Interested in hosting an American English Language Fellow in 2012?

If so, please contact Shannon Dorsey, Cultural Affairs Officer, and/or Alexis Robertson, Alumni Coordinator, by November 18. Please provide the following information:

(1) Name and contact information

(2) Primary Duty Description(s) (teaching English at various levels,
curriculum/textbook development, American literature, teacher training,
etc.)

(3) Brief description of the university

(4) Can you provide housing with utilities?

English Language Fellow Program

The English Language (EL) Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. It places talented, highly qualified U.S. educators with Master¹s degrees with a focus in TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics in all regions of the world. The EL Fellow Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Office of English Language Programs,
and is administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) at Georgetown University, Washington DC. 

General background information regarding the EL Fellow Program can be found at
http://elf.georgetown.edu

Timeline
The U.S. Embassy only has one position for an EL Fellow in 2012 (September ­June) so we are looking for just the right host institution. If successful, we will work with you to develop a full proposal (due to Georgetown by December 9) and on identifying the best EL Fellow for your needs.

Contact Information
Shannon Dorsey
Cultural Affairs Officer
U.S. Embassy Kampala
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, Nsambya
P.O. Box 7007, Kampala
E-mail: dorseyds@state.gov <mailto:BangiSK@state.gov>
Tel: (256) 414-306-312

Alexis Robertson
EducationUSA USAP/Alumni Coordinator
U.S. Embassy Kampala
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, Nsambya
P.O. Box 7007, Kampala
E-mail: RobertsonAE@state.gov
Tel: (256) 414-306-098

Interested in hosting an American English Language Fellow in 2012?

If so, please contact Shannon Dorsey, Cultural Affairs Officer, and/or Alexis Robertson, Alumni Coordinator, by November 18. Please provide the following information:

(1) Name and contact information

(2) Primary Duty Description(s) (teaching English at various levels,
curriculum/textbook development, American literature, teacher training,
etc.)

(3) Brief description of the university

(4) Can you provide housing with utilities?

English Language Fellow Program

The English Language (EL) Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. It places talented, highly qualified U.S. educators with Master¹s degrees with a focus in TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics in all regions of the world. The EL Fellow Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Office of English Language Programs,
and is administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) at Georgetown University, Washington DC. 

General background information regarding the EL Fellow Program can be found at
http://elf.georgetown.edu

Timeline
The U.S. Embassy only has one position for an EL Fellow in 2012 (September ­June) so we are looking for just the right host institution. If successful, we will work with you to develop a full proposal (due to Georgetown by December 9) and on identifying the best EL Fellow for your needs.

Contact Information
Shannon Dorsey
Cultural Affairs Officer
U.S. Embassy Kampala
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, Nsambya
P.O. Box 7007, Kampala
E-mail: dorseyds@state.gov <mailto:BangiSK@state.gov>
Tel: (256) 414-306-312

Alexis Robertson
EducationUSA USAP/Alumni Coordinator
U.S. Embassy Kampala
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, Nsambya
P.O. Box 7007, Kampala
E-mail: RobertsonAE@state.gov
Tel: (256) 414-306-098

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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