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Applications for two-week 2014 LSE-UCT July School in Cape Town

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Applications are now open for the two-week 2014 LSE-UCT July School in Cape Town, run in South Africa this summer by LSE and the University of Cape Town from 30 June – 11 July 2014. A limited number of bursaries are available to UCT students and African nationals, provided they apply to the programme by 12 Noon (GMT+2) on 24 April 2014.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa’s oldest university, founded in 1829 as the South African College. Its campus is located in one of the most beautiful spots on the Cape Peninsula, on the slopes of Table Mountain.

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Founded in 1894, it is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach.
The LSE-UCT July School provides an exciting opportunity for students and professionals from around the world to study with two world-class universities in one of Africa’s most important and vibrant cities.
 
The 2014 programme will feature academically robust courses with specific relevance to Africa today. Courses will be taught intensively over two weeks by outstanding faculty
from the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and Political Science, in subjects such as economics, management, media, geography and politics.

In July 2014 this two-week summer school-style programme will offer a range of exciting university-level courses considering the academic and policy responses to the major social science issues of the 21st century, all with relevance to Africa and its relations with the world today.

The programme is taught by outstanding faculty from UCT, the leading university in Africa, and LSE, the world’s foremost specialist social science institution. It will attract students and professionals from leading institutions and organisations around the world, interested to learn about academic approaches to contemporary challenges, and to engage in discussions with motivated, diverse classmates providing unique personal perspectives.

Participants take one intensive course for the duration of the two-week July School, typically comprising four hours of lectures each morning and a 90 minute class each afternoon – a total of 48 contact hours. The courses are assessed, including by a final examination, and successful students are awarded a certificate and transcript.
Courses will include:
• African Media in a Global Age
• After “The Hopeless Continent”: Challenges of African economic development since 2000
• Business Model Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid: Cape Town and beyond
• Globalisation in Africa: A Long-run Perspective
• The State, Democracy and Development in Africa
• Urban Modernities: Space, Place and Difference
• The Politics and Economics of Refugees in Africa
• The Informal Economy: Poverty Trap or Engine of Growth?
• Africa and the Global Transformation – the rise of emerging powers and a new international order

Please see the poster and brochure below, more information about the LSE-UCT July School, details of bursaries available and full outlines of the courses please see lse.ac.uk/LSE-UCTJulySchool

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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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