Tag: STEM

CDT-Africa PhD fellowship for African Women


Background The Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a World Bank supported centre of excellence for education and research at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main aim of CDT-Africa is to serve as a platform for equitable access to interventions (drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and complex interventions) and bring about sustainable development in Africa through high-quality capacity … Read More CDT-Africa PhD fellowship for African Women

Statement from RUFORUM Executive Secretary at the Joint Meeting of the SADC Ministers responsible for Education, Training, Science, Technology and Innovation


Professor. Adipala Ekwamu the Executive Secretary of  the Regional universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has today made remarks about RUFORUM’s contribution to SADC during the closing of the joint meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers responsible for Education, Training, Science, Technology and Innovation in Durban South Africa. Read the full statement below

MASTERS FELLOWSHIP: Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists


The World Bank is partnering with eight Governments in Eastern and Southern Africa in an innovative project with the aim of improving the quality of training and research in higher education, and reducing the skill gaps in key development priority areas. The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II) Project supports the governments of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, … Read More MASTERS FELLOWSHIP: Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists

Entrepreneurship training transformed my life: I started three businesses


By Mercyline Jerusa My name is Mercyline Jerusa and I come from Kakamega County in western Kenya. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-enterprise Development at Egerton University with funding from RUFORUM under the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) programme funded by the Mastercard Foundation.  My entrepreneurial journey started during the orientation training … Read More Entrepreneurship training transformed my life: I started three businesses

RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2018 is now open


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 85 Universities in 35 African Countries, is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business … Read More RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2018 is now open

Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors Launched – Empowering African women leaders for economic development


The first Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors, FAWoVC was launched yesterday (24 August 2016) during the women leadership meeting on Higher Education for economic empowerment. This event took place during the side event for the upcoming sixth edition of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) happening this week in Nairobi, Kenya. Addressing the opening session, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the … Read More Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors Launched – Empowering African women leaders for economic development

Maths and science are the keys to unlocking Africa’s potential


Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Angelina Lutambi was born into a peasant family in Tanzania’s Dodoma region, where HIV/AIDS has decimated much of the population. Her future could easily have been bleak – but Angelina had a keen aptitude for maths. She financed her own schooling by selling cold drinks with her siblings and was awarded a grant to study at the … Read More Maths and science are the keys to unlocking Africa’s potential

Second Call for Papers 2015 Regional Conference of INWES


African Women in Science and Engineering, in conjunction with International Women Engineers and Scientists(INWES) will host the 2015 INWES Regional Conference in Entebbe, Uganda on 21 – 13 October 2015. The theme of the Conference is ‘Women in Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Economic and Social Development‘. The conference aims to provide a forum of engagement for women in STEM Careers within the … Read More Second Call for Papers 2015 Regional Conference of INWES

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