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PhD Scholarship Under RELOAD (Reduction Of Post-Harvest & Value Addition) Project

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The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is working with the Germany Government to support a RELOAD (Reduction of Post-harvest and Value Addition) project for the purpose of establishing a development oriented inter and multidisciplinary African-German research network in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia to address reduction of Post Harvest Losses (PHL) and enhancing value addition. Germany Government will support and fund graduate study programs leading to the award of PhD Degree at Makerere university and Mbarara University of science and Technology.
Applications are therefore invited from qualified individuals for the award of PhD Scholarship in the following areas of study:
TOPIC
PhD Economic and value chain for fruits and vegetables
PhD Renewable Energy in Food Processing
 
PhD Research Topic1: PHL Hot Spot Identification in Supply Chains 
Objectives
  • Assess and document PHL (post-harvest losses) along the supply chain and identify missing information and integration among supply chain actors. 
  • Identifying PHL hot spots for each supply chain and assess factors driving the losses.
  • Develop alternative solutions for supply chain design and supply chain integration that allow the reduction of PHL for at least two cases (milk and vegetables or meat).
  • Assess alternative supply chain designs based on key performance indicators aiming at food security, but taking technological feasibility and long term viability 
into account.
Eligibility:
The PhD scholarship is open to only candidates with a minimum qualification of a masters degree in the following disciplines; Economics, Agribusiness and any other 
related fields from a recognized institution.
 
PhD Research Topic 2: Renewable Energy in Food Processing
This candidate will investigate the following issues.
  • Solar energy technology for low and medium temperature applications during food processing
  • Biogas application for food processing
  • IT simulation tool for energy supply concepts in food processing
Eligibility:
The PhD scholarship program is open to Ugandan candidates with a minimum qualification of a master’s degree in the following disciplines; Electro and Mechanical 
Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Renewable energy and any other related fields from a recognized institution.
 
Application instructions:
Applicants must submit a one page concept about the topic of interest, an application Letter, Two Recommendation Letters, and Curriculum Vitae to:
Dr. Susan Balaba Tumwebaze.
School of Forestry, Environmental & Geographical Sciences, Room 201
Email:tumwebaze@caes.mak.ac.ug
Deadline:
Application deadline for the scholarship for the master’s programs is 19th September 2014.

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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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