IEE Newsletter No. 30

News South Afrian-German Center for Development Research

Britta Niklas reports on News from the South Afrian-German Center for Development Research

New Scholarship holders selected for the 2020 intake!

For the 2020 intake, the selection committee of the South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) have selected 2 Master Students and 1 PhD Student out of 270 Master and 230 PhD applicants to commence their studies at the SA-GER CDR in January 2020.

The number of applications for DAAD scholarships remained more or less stable, but the share of PhD applicants has consistantly risen from intake to intake. There is still a low number of applications from South Africa.

For the PhD in Development Studies, Kenechukwu Ikebuaku from Nigeria was selected for a scholarship for 3 years. Fabakary Daffeh from Gambia was selected for the Master in Development Studies; and Eric Nordio from Ghana was selected for the Master in Public Administration. Both will receive a DAAD scholarship for 2 years.


New Graduates at the SA-GER CDR

Our DAAD Scholarship holders, Linice Sanga from Malawi and Faysal Haginour from Somaliland, graduated in April 2019. Linice Sanga completed the Master in Development Studies, while Faysal Haginour graduated from the Master in Public Administration.


Faisal Mohamed Graduation

Faisal Mohamed

Linice Sanga Graduation

Linice Sanga


10th Network Meeting of the Centres of African Excellence took place in Senegal from 17th-22nd September

From 17th to 22nd September, all 10 Centres of African Excellence met in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss their sustainable impact on African development. One part of the program was the Ceremonial Inauguration of the “West-African-German Centre of Excellence for Local Governance in Africa (CEGLA), in which, among others, the mayor of Dakar, Mr. Soham El Wardini, and the Ambassador of Germany in Senegal, Mr. H.E. Stephan Röken, took part.

From the SA-GER CDR side, Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein (RUB), Prof. Dr. Isioma Ille (UWC), Dr. Gabriele Bäcker (RUB), and Freda Philander (UWC) took part in the meeting.

2019 10 Netzwerktreffen

Teilnehmer des Netzwerktreffens

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