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Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scholarship

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Intra-Africa Scholarship Programme

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scholarship Programme is a cooperation and mobility programme in the area of higher education. It promotes cooperation between higher education institutions and supports mobility in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific regions. The Programme aims to increase access to quality education that will encourage and enable students to undertake postgraduate studies, and to promote student retention in the region along with mobility of staff (academic and administrative), while increasing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions themselves. Under this framework, HEED-Africa is one of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Programme projects funded by the European Commission.

HEED-Africa Project

Harmonization of Entrepreneurship Education Delivery in Africa (HEED-Africa) project is made up of a consortium of partner universities from Africa and Europe. The consortium comprises of Addis Ababa University, Coordinating Institution (Ethiopia), the University of Ghana (Ghana), Milpark Education (South Africa), Makerere University (Uganda), Kyambogo University (Uganda) and the University of Wolverhampton (United Kingdom). HEED-Africa strives to foster the development of student and staff academic exchange through systematic academic mobility flows framework in a joint study, researches, academic activities, and mobility agreements across five regional higher education institutions.

The main objective of HEED-Africa is to develop and implement harmonized knowledge ecosystems in entrepreneurship through embedding entrepreneurship education in the thematic fields of business, administration, and law, through this enhance individual capacities and institutional capabilities for entrepreneurship education delivery in sub-Saharan Africa. It also aims to create the learning conditions to increase the ability of graduates to become job creators rather than job seekers. The expected outputs of HEED-Africa include training of 117 master’s students, doctorate students, academic and administrative staff.

Specifically, HEED-Africa project will:

Promote increased adoption of entrepreneurship education in higher education sub-sector.

  • Stimulate socio-economic mobility through harmonised entrepreneurship education to mobilise the entrepreneurial potential of graduate.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education, through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of entrepreneurship programmes.
  • Reinforce the roles of African higher education institutions in general as catalysts for socioeconomic development.
  • Increase access to quality higher education by enabling students, academics, and staffs to benefit culturally and professionally.

Application
The HEED-Africa Master’s Students Academic Mobility Scholarship application will remain open from April 29, 2019 to June 15, 2019. The final application deadline is June 15, 2019 and will be closed at 14.00 GMT.

Applicants will be notified about the application selection decisions within four weeks after the application deadline. Selected master’s students will also receive a letter of scholarship offer award accompanied by the first steps to take immediately following the reception of this letter and to start the mobility.
 

Further Information
For further information please visit the HEED-Africa website http://www.heed-africa.org. If you have any queries please contact the HEED Coordinator or Local Operative Unit Heads at
each partner universities. All the HEED-Africa partner universities have contact person responsible for assisting and counseling applicants. To access the right support, it is strongly recommended that applicants regularly consult Local Operative Unit Heads.

Allen Kabagenyi
Head of Local Operative Unit, Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
makerere[at]heed-africa.org or allenka97[at]yahoo.com

Further details about the Programme can be found at the EACEA website:
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/intra-africa/

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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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