DAAD PhD student Davison Muchadenyika published one chapter on "Devolution and Constitution making in Zimbabwe" (Pages 104-134) in the book "Constitution-Building in Africa", published by the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape.
Dr Kennedy Alatinga, one of our former DAAD scholarship holders, published his paper "Community Perceptions on the Provision of Quality Health Care in Ghana: The Case of Kassena- Nankana Mutual Health Insurance Scheme" in the Ghana Journal of Development Studies (GJDS), a UWC accredited journal. The article can be accessed here.
Joyce Njeri Marangu from Kenya and Clement Mensah from Ghana graduated from the MA in Development Studies of UWC on 19 September 2014. Congratulations to both of you!
Both have now been awarded their second Master degree after completion of RUB's MA in Development Management in December 2013.
Kennedy Alatinga from Ghana and Eria Serwajja from Uganda, both scholarship holders of the South African - German Centre for Development Research, have been awarded their PhDs. Congratulations to both of you!
Kenndy Alatinga worked on "Health Insurance in Ghana: The challenge of including the poor", while Eria Serwajja's thesis was on "Examining the Land Questions in Resettelement: A Case of Post-Conflict Northern Uganda".
Dr. Samson Lembani, who graduated from the PhD in International Development Studies has been awarded a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship at the South African - German Centre for Development Research. For a period of at least one year, Samson will support CDR in research and teaching activities.
Callistus Agbaam, Alumni of Ruhr University's MA in Development Management at the South African - German Centre for Development Research, together with Mulugeta F. Dinbabo, staff member of the centre, published an article on "Social Grants and Poverty Reduction at the Household Level: Empirical Evidence from Ghana" in the Journal of Social Science. The article can be downloaded here.
11 students from 9 different countries of the world take part in the 2014 Bochum Programme of Development Management at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. Welcome and good luck!
PhD (Public Policy and Administration) student Kennedy Alatinga successfully applied for the Population Reference Bureau's (PRB's) 2014-2015 Policy Communication Fellows program.
He is invited to attend a two-week workshop in Washington, DC from August 4-15, 2014 and will be asked during the 2014-2015 academic year to apply the lessons learned at the Washington workshop and to prepare written and oral presentations for policy audiences, based on his dissertation "Poverty and Access to Health Care in Ghana: The Challenge of Bridging the Equity Gap with Health Insurance".
Additionally he will have the opportunity to present his findings at a special PRB workshop held prior to the 2014 Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, April 30-May 2, 2015, which will be held in San Diego, California.
The steering committee members of the South African – German Centre for Development Research and the academic coordinator of the CDR at UWC met in Stellenbosch from 9 – 11 May 2014 to discuss strategic options for further developing the fields of cooperation during the current funding period and beyond. CDR is currently supported by DAAD within the African Excellence initiative until end of 2018. Partners agreed to intensify cooperation in research in the coming years to supplement ongoing activities in academic training of Master and PhD candidates at CDR and in the frame of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project EUSA_ID.
From left to right: Prof. Chris Tapscott, Prof. Wilhelm Löwenstein, Dr. Gabriele Bäcker, Ina Conradie and Prof. Julian May
Very attractive scholarships are available for fulltime Masters and PhD students in the Institute for Social Development and the School of Government for 2015:
• 4 Master's scholarships of 650 Euro per month for 2 years plus travel allowances
• 2 PhD scholarships of 900 Euro per month for 3 years plus travel allowances
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Our PhD Student Davison Muchadenyika again published a paper which is titled: Politics and the practice of planning: The case of Zimbabwean cities. It can be accessed here.
Davison Muchadenyika, PhD candidate at CDR published a new paper titled 'Multi-Donor Trust Funds and Fragile States: Assessing the Aid Effectiveness of the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund'.
Research for this paper was largely conducted during Davison worked on his Master thesis for the Bochum Programme of Development Management.