[Press Release] RUFORUM award grants to 10 Post-Doctoral Fellows


Kampala, Uganda – The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 147 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Post-Doctoral Fellowships funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Makerere University Regional Center for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI; Uganda) will co-fund three fellowships to be based at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK). The call for the Fellowships attracted 35 applicants from 14 countries in Africa from which, 10 final awardees were selected following evaluation by external reviewers.

The RUFORUM Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme aims at increasing and ensuring high retention of African graduates in Africa in order to strengthen universities and research institutions capacity to meet the growing demand for higher education and research for creating knowledge and prosperity on the continent. It builds on, and helps to scale up, RUFORUM’s commitment to strengthen postgraduate training and academic mobility in Africa.

‘This is the 3rd time we have received funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to support the RUFORUM Post-Doc Fellowship programme. The fundinghas helped us to train the next generation of scientists and leaders inAfrica’ said Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM

NoFellowGenderNationality Hosting Institution
1Dr Damalie Akwango-AliauFemale UgandaNkumba University
2Dr Lucy MulugoFemaleUgandaMakerere University
3Dr Shakanye NdjadiMaleDemocratic Republic of CongoUniversite Évangélique en Afrique
4Dr Richard OsaliyaMaleUgandaUganda Martyrs University
5Dr Chandra Tatsha BholahFemaleMauritiusUniversity of Mauritius
6Dr Mayada Mamoun BeshirFemaleSudanUniversity of Gezira
7Dr Ndusha Bintu NabintuFemaleDemocratic Republic of CongoUniversite Évangélique en Afrique
Fellowships awarded in partnership with MaRCCI
8Dr Anthony MwijeMaleUgandaMakerere University
9Dr Emmanuel MbeyagalaMaleUgandaMakerere University
10Dr Emmanuel Amponsah AdjeiMaleGhanaMakerere University
Ten awarded Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Contacts: Name: Evaline Acan, Corporate Communications and Advocacy Officer, Email: communications@ruforum.org

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