NEWS AND EVENTS

  • (PASET-RSIF) RCU-RSIF will provide training on "Scientific communication: presentations, posters and pitching". This mandatory course for RSIF scholars is designed to help researchers, including PhD students, to effectively communicate the significance and impact of their findings to relevant audiences. The workshop includes training on science presentation skills, poster design and pitching. Date: 12-13 November 2020
  • (PASET-RSIF) RCU-RSIF will provide a training on “Research methods and statistics and data analysis.” This course for RSIF scholars will cover introduction to statistical design for research investigations, data management, analysis, and interpretation of research results.  Emphasis will be on practical sessions using “R” software for statistical analysis and MS Excel for data management. Date: 16-20 November 2020 
  • (EVENT) icipe will celebrate its golden jubilee during an event that will include unveiling of a memorial plaque, selected displays and brief remarks from key guests. Participation will be possible ‘in person’ and virtually through live streaming. Date: 20 November 2020
  • Congratulations to Sokoine University of Agriculture, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology and University of Ghana - RSIF African Host Universities that have been selected as O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs. The O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative (ORTARChI) has announced the Initiative’s first ten host institutions and individual research Chairholders. ORTARChI is an initiative of South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), in partnership with the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation (OATF), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and seven councils of the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI).
  • Study sheds light on what it takes for women to succeed – or not – in science in Africa
  • Wasps take on ravenous tomato pesticipe scientists released a wasp that is a natural enemy of Tuta absoluta in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, last week. The parasitoid is part of measures aimed at reducing the use of inorganic pesticides and enhancing safe tomato production.

 

MEET THREE OF RSIF's 82 PhD SCHOLARS

We will introduce three RSIF scholars each week. See the complete list of Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 scholars here.  

 

Name: Ruth Lorivi Moirana
Nationality: Tanzanian
RSIF African Host University: Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Tanzania,  Africa Centre of Excellence: Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures (WISE – Futures)
PASET Thematic Area: Minerals, Mining and Materials Engineering
Research Area: Investigation of the efficiency of biochar on enhancing methane production and denitrification process in wastewater treatment 
 

 

 

Name: Richard Kipyegon Koech
Nationality: Kenyan
RSIF African Host University: African University of Science and Technology, Nigeria, Africa Centre of Excellence: Pan-African Materials Institute (PAMI)
RSIF International Partner Institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Boston, USA
PASET Thematic Area: Minerals, Mining and Materials Engineering
Research Area: Solar energy (Photovoltaics/solar thermal systems/energy storage)

 

 

Name: Gahamanyi Noel
Nationality: Rwandan
RSIF African Host University: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania
RSIF International Partner Institution: Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
PASET Thematic Area: Food Security and Agribusiness
Research Area: Transmission dynamics and antimicrobial resistance of thermophilic Campylobacter in humans, animals, and the environment in Kilosa District, Tanzania

 

PUBLICATIONS 

We congratulate two RSIF PhD scholars with new journal publications:

 

COVID-19

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND TRAINING

 

CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONFERENCES

 

ONLINE RESOURCES AND DISTANCE LEARNING