Doctoral Training for Development in Africa
Contact: Dr Ogenna Uduma, Doctoral Programme Officer, Ogenna.Uduma@tcd.ie
Strengthening higher education in and for Africa
- Collaborative delivery with African partners of doctoral training focussed on students based in Africa
- Building appropriate research skills among Irish-based doctoral students interested in any aspect of international aid or development
- Raising awareness of international development issues among the college community and the wider public through communications, debates and other events
Co-funded by Irish Aid under the Programme for Strategic Cooperation between Irish Aid and Higher Education and Research Institutes 2007-11.
Three partnership models
- Multilateral – Indigo International Doctorate in Global Health. Twelve co-registered doctoral students in Global Health.
- Bilateral – TCD and Makerere University (Environment and Medicine). One co-registered doctoral student.
- Africa-led – African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). TCD co-supervision for two Africa-based students.
Features of the Doctoral Programme
- Funding earmarked from year 2 to allow the African partners to strengthen capacity by recruiting an administrator located in Africa and shifting management and delivery of doctoral training increasingly to Africa.
- The programme will not only train researchers and future research supervisors, but also directly strengthen the capacity of the participating institutions through learning-by-doing.
- Built into the design of this training are features intended to maximize the willingness and ability of doctoral graduates to stay on to build their careers in Africa, contributing to research, policy-making and training of future generations.
Open Modules in Global Health: 24th May - 4th June 2010
The International Doctoral School in Global Health (INDIGO) and the Centre for Global Health present two intensive modules by distinguised international academics in May/June 2010.
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