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African Development Bank- PhD Scholarship Applications

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The Government of Uganda received a grant from the African Development Bank Group to support higher
education science and technology. The project covers five components including;

(i) Needs assessment study for HEST,

(ii) Improvement of infrastructure and equipment for HEST in five public universities and tertiary colleges,

(iii) Staff and capacity improvement and enhancement of learning/training capabilities for HEST

(iv) Research, innovation and linkages with labour markets, and

(v) Project coordination

The component under ‘Staff and capacity improvement and enhancement of learning/training capabilities for HEST’ is to contribute to enhancing the quality of university education delivery by training HEST faculty and technical staff to doctoral level or other higher qualifications with the aim of strengthening programmes delivery and also those who could start/enhance new strategic research/ programmes for HEST.
Funds have been provided to support 10 PhD scholarships to staff of Makerere University.

Applications are now invited from eligible staff of Makerere University who are PhD students from Science
and Technology or related disciplines to compete for 10 PhD scholarships tenable at Makerere University or
any other recognised university in the Africa region.

Applications in a soft and three hard copies should be submitted by March 30th 2014 to:

Directorate of Research and Graduate Training

 Research and Publications Office, Lincoln Flat B5 .
E-mail: conference@rgt.mak.ac.ug
 
For enquires/clarifications regarding this CFA please contact the Research & Publications Office, Lincoln Flat B5
 
The application should include:
1) Evidence of employment by Appointments Board at Makerere University as member of staff
2) Evidence of ADMISSION for a PhD program
3) If registered outside Makerere University, evidence that the applicant was granted STUDY LEAVE
4) Declaration of any other support
5) A current CV
6) Itemised budget following the Makerere University format
7) Application must be endorsed by the Head of Department
8) At least 30% of the grantees will be reserved for women
9) Supported PhD applicants must complete the activity by December 2016
10) Each scholarship is up to US 50,000 and covers research related costs, and may include tuition costs,
stipend, and travel to conferences where appropriate.

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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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