6 new scholarship holders commenced their studies in January 2016
In august 2015 the selection committee of the SA-GER CDR selected 4 Master and 2 PhD students out of 478 applicants for a Centre scholarship of 2 (MA) respectively 3 (PhD) years. In January 2016 the 6 new scholarship holders commenced their studies at the School of Government and the Institute for Social Development (ISD).
Evans Sakyi Boadu from Ghana was selected for the Master in Public Administration, whereas Metron Ziga from Zimbabwe, Phoene Oware from Kenya and Dorcas Okyere from Ghana started studying the Master in Development Studies.Jeremy Waiswa (Uganda) and Samuel Kapingidza (Zimbabwe) both started their research projects at ISD in order to obtain the PhD in International Development Studies.
New Call for scholarship applications at the SA-GER CDR open until 15th July 2016
All Master and PhD applicants for the intake 2017 have to fill in an online application form which is available on the website www.drd-sa.org in the respective “How to apply” sections of each programme.
New Publications of SA-GER CDR Members – PhD Student Davison Muchadenyika recently published 3 papers, which are partly online available, Prof. John J. Williams and Dr. Kennedy Alatinga published a paper as well:

Muchadenyika, D. 2015. Land for Housing: A Political Resource – Reflections from Zimbabwe’s urban areas. Journal of Southern African Studies, 41 (6): 1219-1238.

Muchadenyika, D. 2015. Women Struggles and Large-scale Diamond Mining in Marange, Zimbabwe. The Extractive Industries and Society, 2 (2015): 714-721.

Muchadenyika, D. 2015. Slum Upgrading and Inclusive Municipal Governance in Harare, Zimbabwe: New Perspectives for the Urban Poor. Habitat International, 48 (2015): 1-10.
Alatinga, Kennedy; Williams, John J. (2015): Towards Universal Health Coverage: Exploring the Determinants of Household Enrolment into National Health Insurance in the Kassena Nankana District, Ghana. GIDS, Vol. 12, No. 1&2, 2015: 88-105

 

Foto from left: Samuel Kapingidza, Dorcas Okyere, Jeremy Waiswa, Metron Ziga, Phoene Oware and Evans Sakyi Boadu.