A new paper of our "SA-GER CDR Research Paper Series" is published. The Paper of Dr. Samson Lembani (2014): Institutions and Veto Players in Legislative Decisions - What and Who matters in Legislative Decisions in Malawi? can be downloaded from the "Research Section" of our website.
Gerald Ahabwe, MADM Alumnus of 2009, took part in the International Alumni Seminar on Water, Energy and Sanitation in Urban and Decentralized Regions at Oldenburg University from 3rd-12th April 2014 and presented a paper titled 'Using Prepaid meters to Improve piped water access for the urban poor: Experiences of National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda'. Read his report:
The first call for scholarship applications for south african PhD and Master students in the Erasmus Mundus Program EUSA_ID is open until 15th April now. EUSA_ID offers the opportunity to spend a study/research period at renowned european universities. More information is available on the website: www.eusa-id.eu
On 17th March 2014, our MADM Alumni Gerald Ahabwe was overwhelmingly voted the President for the Association of Ugandan-German Alumni (AUGA).
This is HIS REPORT about AUGA and the election day:
AUGA is a voluntary Association established by individual members who were or are still beneficiaries of various German scholarships at German, Ugandan or international Universities or who studied at least three months at a German University.
DAAD is offering approximately 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2014 at DAAD supported Centres of Excellence in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Additionally DAAD offers 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany for former DAAD In-Region / In-Country Scholarship Holders from Sub-Saharan Africa
The Application Form can be downloaded here:
On 10 March 2014, Silas Udahemuka from Rwanda has been awarded the degree of a Doctor (Ph.D.) in International Development Studies (IDS). He received a DAAD-funded scholarship of the South African-German Centre for Development Research for his doctoral studies.
Prof. Dr. Löwenstein, Prof. Dr. Voß, Silas Udahemuka, PhD, and PD Dr. Karduck
His thesis, "A Big Push to Break Rural Household Poverty Trap? Millennium Villages Case Study with Emphasis on Agriculture“ has been supervised by PD Dr. Stefan Karduck, University of Cologne, and Prof. Dr. Werner Voß, Ruhr-University Bochum.
The new EUSA_ID project is a mobility programme offering study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff and provides European PhD candidates the opportunity to spend a research period in South Africa.
This project is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Partnerships programme. The overall budget for the period 2013 – 2017 is nearly 2.3 million EUR. It allows for the award of 66 grants to support mobility of South African individuals to one of the European partner universities. South African Master and PhD candidates have the opportunity to apply for full degree studies in Europe or to spend a shorter study period abroad. South African university staff members have the opportunity to spend a research or training period in Europe. In addition, a total of 18 grants will be awarded to support the mobility of European PhD candidates to one of the South African partner universities for durations between 12 – 24 months.
The partnership is coordinated by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy of Ruhr-University Bochum. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) acts as joint coordinator on the South African side. Overall the consortium consists of 6 South African and 7 European Higher Education Institutions and shares the expertise in complementary thematic fields related to Development Studies which has been chosen as common umbrella. It is supported by 3 associated partners, who foster promotion of the project and provide support related to facilitate study recognition and quality assurance.
For more information on EUSA_ID please visit the new project website. The first call for scholarship applications is also published there.
DAAD Student Samson Lembani from Malawi has been awarded the degree of a Doctor (Ph.D.) in International Development Studies (IDS). He received a DAAD-funded scholarship of the South African-German Centre for Development Research for his doctoral studies.
His thesis, "Institutions and Actors in Legislative Decisions in Africa: Analysing Institutional Contexts and Veto Players in Legislative Decisions in Malawi", was supervised by Prof. Ch. Hartmann and Prof. U. Andersen.
Callistus A. Agbaam who graduated from the MA in Development Management and is now working for an environmental education project has been interviewed by the Alumni office of Ruhr University Bochum/Germany.
See http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/alumni/alumni-interviews/agbaam.html for the full interview.
DAAD Student Felix Lombe from Malawi has been awarded the degree of a Doctor (Ph.D.).in Development Studies. He received a DAAD-funded scholarship of the Development Research Division of the South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice for his doctoral studies.
His thesis, "The Quest for a Development State in Malawi: A Developmental Social Policy Framework", was supervised by Prof. J. Adesina.
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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.