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
|1||Dr Damalie Akwango-Aliau||Female||Uganda||Nkumba University|
|2||Dr Lucy Mulugo||Female||Uganda||Makerere University|
|3||Dr Shakanye Ndjadi||Male||Democratic Republic of Congo||Universite Évangélique en Afrique|
|4||Dr Richard Osaliya||Male||Uganda||Uganda Martyrs University|
|5||Dr Chandra Tatsha Bholah||Female||Mauritius||University of Mauritius|
|6||Dr Mayada Mamoun Beshir||Female||Sudan||University of Gezira|
|7||Dr Ndusha Bintu Nabintu||Female||Democratic Republic of Congo||Universite Évangélique en Afrique|
|Fellowships awarded in partnership with MaRCCI|
|8||Dr Anthony Mwije||Male||Uganda||Makerere University|
|9||Dr Emmanuel Mbeyagala||Male||Uganda||Makerere University|
|10||Dr Emmanuel Amponsah Adjei||Male||Ghana||Makerere University|
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