Representatives 

Below is a list of the speakers who will be attending the conference.

Dr. Johannes Mouton

Dr. Johannes Mouton

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

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Johann Mouton –is professor in, and director of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology at Stellenbosch University and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Scientometrics and STI Policy. He is on the editorial board of 5 international journals including the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Science and Public Policy, Science, Technology and Society and Minerva. He has authored or co-authored 10 monographs including Understanding social research (1996), The practice of social research (2002, with E Babbie) and How to succeed in your Masters and doctoral studies (2001). He has also edited or co-edited 9 books, published 90 articles in peer reviewed journals and chapters in books, written more than 100 contract and technical reports and given more than 200 papers at national and international conferences and seminars. He has presented more than 60 workshops on research methodology and post-graduate supervision and  supervised 82 doctoral and master’s students over the past twenty years. He has received two prizes from the Academy for Science and Arts in South Africa including one for his contribution to the promotion of research methodology in South Africa.  In 2012 he was elected to the Council of the Academy of Science of South Africa.

His main research interests are the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences, higher education knowledge production, sociology of science, scientometrics and science policy studies.

Prof. Heidi Prozesky

Prof. Heidi Prozesky

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

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Heidi Prozesky holds a PhD in sociology on gender differences in the publication productivity of South African scientists. She has pursued this research interest since 2003 through her involvement in projects commissioned by the South African National Advisory Council on Innovation, and supervision of students on the topic of women in academic science. She has been a member of the international Women in Higher Education Management Network, represented non-professorial staff on Stellenbosch University’s (SU’s) Institutional Forum, served on the executive committee of the University’s Women’s Forum and SU’s Research Ethics Committee. From 2005 to 2014 she was affiliated to the DST–NRF Centre of Excellence in Invasion Biology. During this time, she developed a further specialisation in environmental sociology, focusing on social perceptions of and attitudes towards various environmental issues. Her third research interest is in social research methodology which she has been teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for more than 20 years. In this field, she focuses on research design and proposal writing; questionnaire construction; issues affecting the validity of data collected though quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods designs; methodological trends in the social sciences; and research ethics. In 2015 she joined SciSTIP where she manages its research portfolio and continues to conduct research on the careers of scientists, with a particular focus on gender, the scientometric analysis of research output and the sociology of science.

Marthie van Niekerk

Marthie van Niekerk

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

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Marthie van Niekerk is the centre manager of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology at Stellenbosch University and manages the operational aspects of CREST. CREST hosts the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Scientometrics and STI Policy and the South African Research Chair in Science Communication.
Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Stellenbosch where Marthie received a Bachelors in Consumer Studies (Education) in March 1995. She taught at several schools both in South Africa and abroad. She obtained a GNVQ Assessment Diploma while teaching Craft, Design and Technology in the UK. Marthie is currently enrolled for a MPhil degree in Science and Technology Studies. Her research focusses on the prevalence of predatory journals.

Dr. James Akindele Abidemi

Dr. James Akindele Abidemi

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

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Dr. Abidemi James Akindele is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Toxicology, University of Lagos, Nigeria. His research interest is Natural Products Pharmacology & Toxicology/Drug Repurposing. He holds B.Sc. Pharmacology (First Class Honours) and Ph.D. Pharmacology degrees and Diploma in Research Ethics. Over the 13 years of engagement in the University of Lagos, Dr. Akindele has supervised and mentored over 50 undergraduate and 40 Masters Students. He has produced 3 Ph.D. graduates. Dr. Akindele is a member of several professional bodies, including the Lagos University Medical Society (LUMS), West African Society for Pharmacology (WASP), American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), Nigerian Young Academy (NYA/Fellow), Global Young Academy (GYA/Alumnus) etc. He has over 65 publications in reputable national and international Journals to his credit and has been a recipient of the Fulbright Foreign Students/Junior Staff Development Award (U.S.); CV Raman International Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (India); CNPq-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (Brazil); Fellowship of the Africa Science Leadership Program (ASLP) – initiative of the University of Pretoria in partnership with the GYA and funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Robert Bosch Foundation); United States Department of State Grant through the US Consulate Lagos for a capacity building workshop for young (early-career) women scientists in Nigeria etc. He was a Participating/Project Implementation Steering Committee Member of the Interacademy Partnership (IAP) Grant for capacity building workshop for early career women academics in West Africa organised by the NYA in conjunction with other Senior and Young Academies in West Africa. Dr. Akindele is a Core Team member of the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) Africa project with funding from the German Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF. He is the Deputy Centre Leader of the African Centre of Excellence for Drug Research, Herbal Medicine Development and Regulatory Science at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Dr. Jackline K.A. Nyerere

Dr. Jackline K.A. Nyerere

Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies at Kenyatta University. Nairobi, Kenya.

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Jackline Nyerere has over 15 years experience working in higher education both teaching and research, and in administrative positions. She is currently Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies at Kenyatta University. She is also Co-Chair of Education for Sustainable Development in Africa – Next Generation Research (ESDA-NGR) Network. Jackline holds a PhD Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from Kenyatta University, Kenya and a professional training in Higher Education Leadership and Management from Carl Von Ossienzky University of Oldenburg, Germany. Her research projects have focused on internationalization of education, university partnerships, open and flexible learning, as well as sustainability. Jackline’s publications appear in the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, African Journal of Sustainable Development, European Journal of Training and Development, South African Education Journal, Routledge, among others.

Prof. Josphat Matasyoh

Prof. Josphat Matasyoh

Professor of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Egerton University, Kenya.

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Prof. Josphat Matasyoh is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of Egerton University. He did his PhD studies at the University of Tuebingen in Germany from 1992 to 1996 under sponsorship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He did his postdoctoral studies at the University of Goettingen and Technical University of Berlin between 2009 and 2011 sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is currently the Humboldt Ambassador Scientist in Kenya. His research interests include the isolation of bioactive molecules from plants, fungi and bacteria with activity against vectors and pathogens that cause diseases in humans, animals and plants. He has published about 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and leads several international research collaborations.
Prof. Matasyoh is a member of various professional organizations that include Kenya Chemical Society (KCS), Natural Products Research Network for East and Central Africa (NAPRECA), The International Society of Pesticidal Plants (ISPP), Natural Products Research Network in Neglected Diseases (ResNet NPND) among others.

Magdalena Süß

Magdalena Süß

Programme officer, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Germany.

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Magdalena Süß is a programme officer with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She works in the Division Africa, Middle East of the Sponsorship and Network Department where she is the contact person for research fellows from Kenya and Iran, for the German Research Chairs at the African Institutes for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and for research projects from the Middle East within the Foundation’s Research Group Linkage Programme.

 She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Arabic/Islamic Studies from the University of Göttingen, Germany and was awarded a scholarship of the DAAD for the “Arabic Language and Culture” programme of the German-Jordanian University Amman in Jordan. Before returning to Germany to start with her Master’s she worked for two humanitarian NGOs. Currently she is writing her Master’s thesis on “Statelessness in the Syria refugee context” in Politics and Economics of the Middle East at the University of Marburg, Germany. In her studies she focused on human rights, Islamic radicalization and the Syria crisis.

 Dr Rose Mutiso

Dr Rose Mutiso

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

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Dr. Rose M. Mutiso is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Mawazo Institute, which supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in East Africa, and promotes public engagement with research. She is also a Fellow of the Energy for Growth Hub, and the current Next Einstein Forum Ambassador representing Kenya. Rose has worked extensively as a researcher and practitioner focused on technology and policy dimensions of energy, environment and innovation issues globally. Most recently, her work has focused on power sector issues in Africa, particularly the links between renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy poverty. She is a Materials Scientist by training with research experience in the fields of nanotechnology and polymer physics. Rose is passionate about harnessing science & technology to improve lives and elevating women to positions of leadership and influence in African society. She earned her BA and BE in Engineering Sciences with a concentration in Materials Science from Dartmouth College, and her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Barry Green

Prof. Barry Green

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Jonaitah Nvanungi Nalubega

Jonaitah Nvanungi Nalubega

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Prof. Caroline Thoruwa

Prof. Caroline Thoruwa

She is the Chairperson and a founding member of African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE) Nairobi, Kenya

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Professor Caroline Thoruwa holds a PhD in Pharmacognosy from the School of Pharmacy, University of London, Master of Science in Chemistry from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. A professor of Organic Chemistry at Kenyatta University her research interests is in Natural Products Chemistry, synthesis and semi-synthesis; ethnobotany- plants for medicinal purposes, for postharvest management of grain pestsand biofuels. Prof Thoruwa is currently the Director, Africa Center for Transformational and Inclusive Leadership (ACTIL) at Kenyatta University. She has held several other administrative positions at Kenyatta University including Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Director of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, Director of The Center for Linkages and International Programs, Director of Kenyatta University, Nairobi City Campus, Ag Director Satellite and Offshore CampusesProf Thoruwa is passionate about improving the social, educational and professional status of women and girls in STEM. She is the Chairperson and a founding member of African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE) based in Nairobi, Kenya and is also the Coordinator of the Kenyatta University Female Students in Science and Technology (KUFESST) programCaroline is the Secretary General of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWESwww.inwes.org).

Prof. Florence Indede

Prof. Florence Indede

Chairman, Kenya DAAD Scholars Association (KDSA) Nairobi, Kenya.

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Academic Prowess: Associate Professor- Kiswahili Studies – Maseno University. Holds a PhD degree in Kiswahili Studies from Maseno University, which benefited from a DAAD scholarship studies at Bayreuth University – Germany; a Masters Degree in Kiswahili Studies and a Bachelor of Education degree from The University of Nairobi- Kenya. An active participant in Dialogue for Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) programs since 2003 when she underwent University Staff Development (UNISTAFF) training in Germany, and the International Deans Course (IDC) (2013/2014) in Germany and Africa. Together in a team of four, won the DIES National Multiplication Training (NMT) grant 2017-2018 to train deans and directors on quality leadership and management in higher education in Kenya. Prof Indede has successfully organised and participated in both local and international seminars, workshops and conferences. Successfully supervised and graduated several Masters and Five PhD candidates.

Research Project Leadership: The coordinator of a collaborative project between School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) Maseno University and The School of Humanities Linnaeus University –Sweden. The Chief Editor Globe Journal special issue a product of a collaborative project on Building Stronger Universities (BSU) Maseno University and Denmark Universities. Coordinator Bayreuth International Alumni Network Eastern Africa since 2012.

Dr. Edward Kaweesi – AUGA

Dr. Edward Kaweesi – AUGA

President, Association of Uganda-Germany Alumni Association (AUGA).

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Dr. Kaweesi Edward Silvestre is the current President of the Association of Uganda-Germany Alumni Association (AUGA). He is a DAAD Alumni for the In-country scholarship 2008 at Makerere University-Uganda, for the Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies). He is also a DAAD PhD Scholarship Alumni 2012 at the University of Erfurt where he was awarded the Doctor of Social Sciences-Politics. He is a lecturer and Coordinator of the Graduate Programmes in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Makerere University. He also teaches at the Uganda Military Senior Command and Staff College and he is a member of the College Academic Board. His teaching and research areas are: Political Theory, Security Studies, Political Sociology and Philosophy of Social Sciences. His current research project is on the idea of the “Security dialectics” within the context of Eastern Africa.

Dr. Salim Baanda – Alumni Tanzania

Dr. Salim Baanda – Alumni Tanzania

Senior Lecturer, Information and Electrical Technologies University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.

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Dr. Baanda Ayub Salim is currently working with the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania as a Senior Lecturer in Information and Electrical Technologies. He is currently the Head of the Department of Engineering Sciences and Technology. He is also the Chairman of the Tanzania DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Alumni Association and President of the Tanzania Society of Agricultural Engineers. He also serves as a member of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU), Rural Energy Agency (REA), Tanzania. Dr. Salim is a member in various boards and committees both nationally and internationally. He has attended and/or chaired numerous international conferences, seminars, and workshops within and outside Tanzania.

Dr. Salim obtained BSc (Electrical Engineering) at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1981-1985); MSc (Agricultural Engineering) at University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (1986-1987); and PhD (Computer Modelling and Simulation) at the University of Bonn, Germany (1994-1999). In August/September 2007 he attended a two weeks training course on Quality Assurance in Higher Education held from 28th August to 12th September 2007 in Oldenburg and Berlin, Germany. In May 2011 he participated in the Europe-Africa Quality Connect Project – Training Workshop for Experts held from 4th to 6th May 2011 at the Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland.In October 2011/March 2012 he participated in the Institutional Evaluation of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Nigeria conducted under the Europe-Africa Quality Connect Project. In October/November 2016, January 2017 and July/September 2017 he participated, as a member of a committee formed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Tanzania in the verification of the quality of higher and technical education institutions in Tanzania (Arusha, Kilimanjaro & Tanga Regions and Zanzibar).
Morogoro, Tanzania
December 2018

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