DAAD Young Scholars in Africa Conference

March 1st – 3rd, 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

About DAAD Young Scholars in Africa Conference

It is acknowledged all across the world that young academics, as future university lecturers, researchers, and professionals, play a key role for research and development and the education systems. In many African countries, however, it seems that the numbers of junior scientists and other scholars are far too low, and support mechanisms are not in place or too few, to provide the rapidly growing Higher Education sector with the necessary human resources and to build up adequate research capacities. It is therefore even more necessary to determine ways of overcoming system-related deficits and in promoting scholarly careers. Our intention is to throw light on the different facets of this topic and to draw a roadmap towards overcoming major challenges which young African scholars are facing and towards living up to their full potential.

Speakers nine

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Prof. Margret Wintermantel

President, German Academic Exchange Service, Germany

Dr. Damtew Teferra

Professor, Higher Education Training and Development at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Dr. Helmut Blumbach

Director, DAAD Regional Office for Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

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Dr. Nyanda Elias Ntinginya (PhD, MSc, MD)

Mbeya Centre Director, Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Centre), Mbeya, Tanzania

Pauline Bomett

Senior Manager, Leadership and Training, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Nairobi, Kenya

Ms. Gladys Nakalema

Vice Chairperson, Association of Uganda German Alumni (AUGA), Uganda

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Prof. Bitange Ndemo

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Nairobi Business School, Kenya

Prof. Mary Jossy Nakandha Okwakol PhD

Vice Chancellor, Butisema University, Tororo, Uganda

Dr. Mwenda Ntarangwi

CEO and Commission Secretary, Commission for University Education (CUE), Kenya

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Ms. Gladys Mosomtai

PhD Fellow, International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya & University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dr. Evelyn Gitau

Director, Research Capacity Strengthening (RCS), African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC)

Dr. Mbulelo Ncango

Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD); National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria, South Africa

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Dr. James Akindele Abidemi

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Toxicology, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Prof. Barry Green

Director, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Rose Mutiso

Co-Founder & CEO, Mawazo Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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Dr. James Otieno Jowi

Principal Education Officer, East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, composed of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania

Prof. Abdeslam Badre

Professor, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco

Prof. Johann Mouton

Director, Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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Prof. Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo

Professor, Data Science at Paderborn University, Paderborn, Germany

Dr. Abraham Rugo Muriu

Country Manager, International Budget Partnership’s Country Manager, Nairobi Kenya

Prof. Anna Coussens

Researcher, Global Young Academy

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Prof. Yalemtsehay Mekonnen

Professor, Cell and Human Physiology, Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Prof. Prof. Stephen Kimani

Director, School of Computing and Information Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Fridah Kanana Erastus

Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Speakers One

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Dr. Suleiman Babatunde Ramon-Yusuf

Director, Directorate of Research, Innovation & Information
Technology (DRI&IT), Abuja, Nigeria

Dr. Michael Peak

Head, International Education Research for the Education Policy Unit, British Council, UK

Prof. Heidi Prozesky

CREST – Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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Dr. Suleiman Babatunde Ramon-Yusuf

Director, Directorate of Research, Innovation & Information
Technology (DRI&IT), Abuja, Nigeria

Dr. Michael Peak

Head, International Education Research for the Education Policy Unit, British Council, UK

Prof. Heidi Prozesky

CREST – Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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If you have any queries regarding the conference, do not hesitate to drop us an email or call us directly.

Email: conference@daadafrica.org

Telephone: +254 714601225 / +254 788434956

 

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Ms. Miriam Pahl

Email: pahl@daadafrica.org

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