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.

Featured Talks & Speakers

Here are some people to expect during the conference

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

Days to Conference








Get in touch

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

Please direct all logistics queries to: 

Email: conference@daadafrica.org

Telephone: +254 714601225 / +254 788434956


Please direct all content queries to: 

Ms. Miriam Pahl

Email: pahl@daadafrica.org

Telephone: +254 733929929 / +254 771444111