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Former MADM student Chifundo Patience Chilera has been named one of 26 Africa's Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders

We are very proud of our former MADM student Chifundo Patience Chilera, who has been named one of 26 Africa's Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders by the Moremi Initiative for Women Leadership in Africa. As a 2015 Fellow, she will be attending the Moremi Initiative Leadership, Empowerment and Development Institute hosted jointly with the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, this July.

This 2015 cohort of MILEAD Fellows, selected under a highly competitive process, represents Africa's most promising young women leaders with the courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa. The criteria and process of selection was based on outstanding leadership promise, community service accomplishments and commitment to the advancement of women in Africa.

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Ms. Chifundo Chilera's selection is in recognition of her remarkable leadership and contributions to youth development in Malawi.

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DAAD Symposium "Excellence through Networking"

From 27th – 28th of April 2015 Dr. Gabriele Bäcker, Britta Niklas (both IEE/RUB), Julian May and Christopher Tapscott (both ISD/UWC) took part in the DAAD Symposium "Excellence through Networking" - Centres of Excellence and Centres of African Excellence as Examples of International University Cooperation at the Justus Liebig University Gießen. After the Welcome Address by Prof. Dr Joybrato Mukherjee, President of the Justus Liebig University Gießen and DAAD Vice President, the Centres of Excellence and Centres of African Excellence presented Posters in order to inform about their respective programs.


During the second day the participants took part in workshops and panel discussions, dealing with issues like "International and Intercultural Research Cooperation" or "the Further Development of the Centres of Excellence and Centres of African Excellence Model".

For IEE and ISD it was a great opportunity to spend some time with the network partners, to exchange experiences with other Centres and to discuss future joint research activities.

New scholarship holders started in January 2015 at the SA-GER CDR

6 new scholarship holders started to study in January 2015 at the South African-German Centre of Development Research (SA-GER CDR)
Out of 243 applicants for the Master and 112 applicants for the PhD Programs offered at the SA-GER CDR, 4 Master students and 2 PhD students were selected in 2014 to commence their studies in January 2015. Davison Muchadenyika, who already did his Master Degree with the Centre, is now studying the PhD in Public Policy, whereas Rejoice Mabhena is studying the PhD in Development Studies. For the MA in Development Studies Maphelo Batyi, Kenechukwu Ibebuako and Christopher Katete commenced their studies. Muriel Adarkwa started studying the MA in Public Administration.


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