Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
RUFORUM Biennial Conference, Nairobi, Kenya
Office of the Dean
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Leadership, Gender and Research Excellence in African Universities: A Conversation with Higher Education Institutions, Science Granting Councils and Funding Partners in Africa

9:00 a.m. • Opening Session

  • Jose Jackson-Malete • Alliance for African Partnership, Michigan State University; Team Member SARIMA SGCI—Theme 1
  • Amy Jamison • Alliance for African Partnership, Michigan State University

9:15 a.m. • Welcome Remarks

  • Richard Mkandawire • Alliance for African Partnership Africa Secretariat, Michigan State University

9:25 a.m. •  Keynote: Overview of Research Excellence in Africa

  • Ellie Osir • International Research Development Centre

10:00 a.m. • Panel Discussion & Questions

Gender, Leadership and Research Excellence Programs in Africa: What is there and what is needed for doctoral training, recruiting and advancing the careers of more female research leaders?

  • University Leaders:
    • Lucy Irungu • Machakos University
    • Prof. William Bazeyo • Makerere University
  • Science Granting Councils Leaders
    • Molapo Qhobela • National Research Foundation, South Africa
    • Jemimah Onsare • National Research Fund, Kenya
  • International Funding Partners
    • Andrea Johnson • Carnegie Corporation
    • Eunice Muthengi • Department for International Development

11:15 a.m. • Refreshments


11:30 a.m. • Small Group Discussion and Report Out

African Focused Research Excellence Transformational Program for Female Researchers at HE and Research Institutions in Africa

  • Co-Chairs:
    • Wenda Bauchspies • Center for Gender in Global Context, Michigan State University
    • Dorothy Ngila • National Research Foundation, South Africa

12:45 p.m. • Closing Remarks

  • Aldo Stroebel • National Research Foundation, South Africa

1:00 p.m. •  Lunch