NEWS AND EVENTS

  • (PASET-RSIF) The Independent Evaluation Committee for the RSIF Cohort 3 PhD Selection met this week to prepare its recommendations for consideration of the PASET Executive Board. Up to 117 full doctoral scholarships are available. Successful candidates will be informed by end of April 2021.
  • Can the world continue to provide enough food? An interview with Dr. Segenet Kelemu, icipe Director General: Boris Mints Institute webinar honors Food Planet Prize winners. View recording here
  • Erasmus+: over €28 billion to support mobility and learning for all focused across the European Union but with opportunities for African institutions. The EU Commission has adopted the first annual work programme of Erasmus+ 2021-2027. Actions managed by EACEA will be published for applications on 14/4/21.
  • (PASET-RSIF) The RCU held a quarterly review meeting with 14 RSIF host university project leaders awarded grants in the first round to review progress in implementation, challenges and future activities.
  • (PASET-RSIF) The 9th RSIF Guest Webinar was held this week. Dr. Rose M. Mutiso, CEO and co-founder of the Mawazo Institute spoke on “Path to research and thought leadership for early career African scientists”. 
  • (PASET-RSIF) African governments make good their pledges for advanced training in applied sciences and technology, as continental demand soars
  • (PASET-RSIF) A two-day training course in Information Literacy will take place from 7-8 April 2021. Target audience are the RSIF PhD students, supervisors and other university faculty and librarians. Please register here to attend. 
New Research: We congratulate RSIF PhD student Gahamanyi Noël, Rwanda, with his third peer reviewed journal publication on Campylobacter associated foodsafety.
Gahamanyi’s PhD research is on transmission dynamics and antimicrobial resistance of thermophilic Campylobacter in humans, animals, and the environment.
This bacterium is one of four key global causes of diarrhoeal diseases, and the most common bacterial cause of human gastroenteritis in the world.
Research findings can be exploited by the food processing industry and poultry farms to control this specific bacterial, and other foodborne pathogens.
Fellowship: We congratulate Rogia Gomez, Benin, RSIF PhD student at Sokoine University of Agriculture, SACIDS, Tanzania on becoming a 2021 Mawazo Learning Exchange (MLEx) Fellow.
Gomez’ research focuses on biosecurity measures within poultry farms, and their impact on the final quality of poultry products. Her research findings will improve farming conditions, thus preventing livestock diseases and creating more profits among smallholder farmers.

RSIF Project of the Week


RSIF awards competitive research and innovation grants that complement the PhD training at African universities by supporting research that promotes scientific excellence and use of knowledge for development impact. 

Reducing Post-Harvest Losses and Opening Markets for Ivorian Yam Producers

Project Title: Sustainable and innovative yam production in Côte d’Ivoire through post-harvest pest control
Grant Type: Cooperability Grant
University: University Félix Houphouët-Boigny (U-FHB)
Project Leader: Dr Brahima CAMARA
Collaborating partners: SODIPEX SARL

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Meet Three of RSIF's 82 PhD Scholars

Name: Adjata Kamara
Nationality: Ivorian
African Host University: University Felix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire, Africa Center of Excellence for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CCBAD)

PASET Thematic Area: Climate Change
Research Area: Sustainable yam production by post-harvest pest control in Côte d’Ivoire: characterization of yam pathogens and use of biopesticides against them

Name: Jorim Okoth Obila
Nationality: Kenyan
African Host University: University of Nairobi, Kenya
PASET Thematic Area: Energy including renewables
Research Area: Stability and efficiency improvement of planar 3D/2D tin-based-perovskite solar cells
Name: Julius Joseph Mwanandota
Nationality: Tanzanian
African Host University: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania, Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans & Animals in Southern & Eastern Africa (SACIDS)
PASET Thematic Area: Food security and agribusiness
Research Area: Genomic Surveillance of important sheep and goats respiratory diseases for improved productivity through strategic diseases control in Tanzania
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NEWS AND EVENTS

  • (PASET-RSIF) The Independent Evaluation Committee for the RSIF Cohort 3 PhD Selection met this week to prepare its recommendations for consideration of the PASET Executive Board. Up to 117 full doctoral scholarships are available. Successful candidates will be informed by end of April 2021.
  • Can the world continue to provide enough food? An interview with Dr. Segenet Kelemu, icipe Director General: Boris Mints Institute webinar honors Food Planet Prize winners. View recording here
  • Erasmus+: over €28 billion to support mobility and learning for all focused across the European Union but with opportunities for African institutions. The EU Commission has adopted the first annual work programme of Erasmus+ 2021-2027. Actions managed by EACEA will be published for applications on 14/4/21.
  • (PASET-RSIF) The RCU held a quarterly review meeting with 14 RSIF host university project leaders awarded grants in the first round to review progress in implementation, challenges and future activities.
  • (PASET-RSIF) The 9th RSIF Guest Webinar was held this week. Dr. Rose M. Mutiso, CEO and co-founder of the Mawazo Institute spoke on “Path to research and thought leadership for early career African scientists”. 
  • (PASET-RSIF) African governments make good their pledges for advanced training in applied sciences and technology, as continental demand soars
  • (PASET-RSIF) A two-day training course in Information Literacy will take place from 7-8 April 2021. Target audience are the RSIF PhD students, supervisors and other university faculty and librarians. Please register here to attend.