Innovative Doctoral Education for Global Food Security is a joint project between the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Makerere University focused on development and performance of courses for doctoral students and workshops for senior staff. The workshops will content wise relate closely to the courses. In Makerere University, the joint project will be conducted under the auspices of the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) represented by the Director Professor Mukadasi Buyinza.
Under this project SLU and Makerere University will jointly develop and perform courses and workshops for up to 40 participants from Makerere, SLU and three African satellite universities. Activities planned under courses include;
- Pedagogics for teaching and learning – Global and local perspectives.
- Information retrieval and scientific communication – Global and local perspectives.
- To be a scientist – Global and local perspectives (what is scientific knowledge and how to make ethical judgment)
while activities planned under workshops include
- Pedagogics (Teaching and learning Supervision)
- Efficient global scientific communication – Networks and platforms for exchange of information – Open Access and other methods
- What is science
To participate in the courses, participants from Makerere university ought to be admitted to doctoral studies at either the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) or the College of Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Sciences (CAES), preferably in the early stages of the course and computer literate.
Participants from satellite partners and SLU ought to be admitted to doctoral studies at colleges/faculties of agriculture and veterinary sciences or similar, preferably in the early stages of the course, computer literate and able to participate in all three courses.
Within the frames of global food security the project will result in;
- Increased competence in some transferable skills among the doctoral students
- New networks
- New conceptsfor courses and workshops
- Improved teaching and supervision capacity at both Mak and satellite partner universities
- An improved infrastructure and capacity for scientific communication
- New forms for integrating international and global dimensions to the doctoral education
- Information and experiences necessary for harmonizing the educational guidelines, structures and routines as a first step towards university agreements for joint degrees
Each course will be performed twice, once during the first semester and for the second time during the second semester, during 2014. All courses and workshops will take place at Makerere university.
Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education
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.
Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022
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.
- Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
- Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
- University evaluates and selects applicants.
- University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
- AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
- AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.
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