Strengthening capacity for teaching and research through African Universities – RUFORUM/DAAD award 9 scholarships


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce winners of the 2017 DAAD/RUFORUM in-region and in-country scholarships. Since 2011, RUFORUM has been in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) to promote the regional doctoral training programmes offered by RUFORUM member universities in the East African Region. The collaboration offers opportunities for university staff and African scientists to enhance their qualifications by enrolling in doctoral programmes within Africa, particularly focusing on four disciplines: Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural and Rural Innovation, Life Sciences, and Plant Breeding and Biotechnology.

Each year, since the start of the collaboration, DAAD provides scholarships through RUFORUM to train students in the four identified disciplines. The scholarships target academic teaching staff in African universities and researchers at national institutions. This year’s awardees represent the sixth cohort of beneficiaries and will bring the total number of doctoral trainees 29.

Details of the 9 successful students and the doctoral programmes on which they will enroll are listed in the table below. These students are expected to commence their studies in September 2017 at the respective member universities. Overall, the scholarships will cover costs associated with tuition fees, stipend, research funds, travel and medical insurance.

No. Name Gender Nationality University PhD Programme
1 Rachel Kubai Female Kenyan Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Kenya Food Science and Human Nutrition
2 Geremew Yohannes Tsehayneh Male Ethiopian Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Kenya Food Science and Human Nutrition
3 Phenias Nsabimana Male Rwandese Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Kenya Food Science and Human Nutrition
4 Esther Sebuliba Female Ugandan Makerere University, Uganda

 

Agricultural and Rural Innovation
5 Clifton Makate Male Zimbabwean Makerere University, Uganda

 

Agricultural and Rural Innovation
6 Geraldine Lengai Female Kenya Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology, Tanzania Life Sciences
7 Christopher Hudson Laizer Male Tanzania Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology, Tanzania Life Sciences
8 Fatumah Nakiguli Female Uganda Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology,  Tanzania Life Sciences
9 Margaret Gumisiriza Female Uganda Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology. Life Sciences

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) is a publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany. It promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

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One Comment on “Strengthening capacity for teaching and research through African Universities – RUFORUM/DAAD award 9 scholarships

  1. That is good for the development please continue outsourcing for us

    great work done for East African community Kind regards

    Joseph Kiwanuka Msc, student of Extension and Education Department of Extension and Innovation Studies College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University P.O.Box 7062 Kampala-UGANDA Tel: +256 782121611 +256 702121611

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