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Three fully‐funded Internships under the Demand Driven Teaching-project

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The three months internship will be absolved within an engineering company in Germany. One is dealing with Geographic Information Systems; one is working in the food processing sector (Food drying). It is expected that the intern will actively work within the company. He/she may come with an own project, e.g. the working title of the thesis, to undertake own studies within the framework of the company. A full report on the three months stay is to be handed in before the end of the internship.

The 3 months internship will cover travel costs to Germany and public transport costs within Germany, and a stipend of € 1.400,00/month for each completed month in Germany. The Demand Driven Teaching project is financially supported by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The student will be invited by University of Siegen and hosted directly by the respective company. The candidate will be supervised by a team of supervisors from the partner institutes.

Qualifications

  • Second year MSc student with above average grades in Integrated Watershed Management, Environmental Management, and Food Science
  • The student should be interested in one of the following: Hydrology, Environmental Planning, Remote sensing and GIS; Food processing
  • Should have had the proposal accepted, and collected sufficient data for thesis write up
  • Ability to work independently and in a team; pro-active attitude; good communication skills; ability to deal with high a work load;
  • Excellent English writing skills; open to live in a foreign community, ready to learn basic German language

Application Procedure

Candidates should submit the following documents complied in one single PDF document:

  1. Application letter, stipulating the motivation for the internship and elaborating on the candidate’s experience in relation to the requirements;
  2. Curriculum vitae, concise and focusing on academic training, relevant work experience, and scientific engagement;
  3. The names, affiliations and e‐mail of two senior scientists (candidate’s thesis supervisor, main professor or current employer) as referees for recommendation letters;
  4. University transcripts (detailing BSc and first MSc degrees).
  5. A copy of your valid passport
  6. Applicants should be ready to stay abroad for 90 days and share their cultural background in form of a presentation as expected or when asked.

To apply, please send an e-mail with the documents listed above to majaliwam@gmail.com, and ruger.winnegge@uni-siegen.de

Closing date: 4 April 2018

More information: majaliwam@gmail.com or ruger.winnegge@uni-siegen.de

 

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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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