PhD Thesis

Appel à candidature pour les bourses de recherche doctorale du CEGLA au Niger et au Mali

Le programme Africain Excellence du DAAD à travers le Centre d’Excellence de Gouvernance Locale en Afrique (CEGLA) finance 4 bourses de doctorat pour des chercheurs souhaitant mener des recherches sur les questions relatives à la décentralisation ou à la gouvernance locale dans les universités suivantes :

  • Université des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques de Bamako (2 bourses dont 1 pour un(e) malien(ne) et 1 pour un(e) ressortissant(e) d’un autre pays africain) ;
  • Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey (2 bourses dont 1 pour un(e) nigérien(ne) et 1 pour un(e) ressortissant(e) d’un autre pays africain).
La date limite d’introduction des candidatures est fixée au 15 septembre 2019.
Pour plus de détails, veuillez consulter l’appel à candidature.

NGCL Former Academic Director earns PhD

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The Namibian German Centre for Logistics is proud to announce that its former Academic

Director Windhoek, Dr. Chris Savage, recently achieved his PhD in Supply Chain Management, with the title ‘An investigation into the issues of developing a sustainable port-centric logistics hub in developing countries: A study of Walvis-bay, Namibia’, from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. NGCL is a Centre that prides itself on its academic work, research and elevating the field of Logistics in Namibia. The culmination of Dr. Savage’s work and research in the field of logistics and specifically supply chain management is exactly what the NGCL was created to facilitate.

For more than four years, Dr. Savage was NGCL’s Academic Director and contributed a great deal to the success of the Centre with his tireless work in research and teaching. Whilst at the same time conducting his own research and working on his PhD thesis. Despite having left his position as Academic Director, Dr Savage remains an active contributor to the NGCL‘s ongoing success. His continued attachment to NGCL strengthens the Centre and its academic credentials not only in Namibia but regionally as well.

His research enabled benefitted the Namibian logistics sector as intermediate findings were released locally via workshops like the Annual Transport & Logistics Workshop in Walvis Bay. As well as internationally via some 15 academic papers / journal articles.  This meant that NGCL was and is correctly recognised as an Centre for Research and Higher Learning in the field of Logistics, not only here in Namibia, but internationally as well.

From left to right: Dr. Andy Jenkins, Chris Savage, Prof. Colin Bamford
From left to right: Dr. Andy Jenkins, Chris Savage, Prof. Colin Bamford

Logan Fransman, Director of NGCL said; “We are all very proud of Dr. Chris Savage’s achievement and know that he will continue to share his knowledge and experience in the field of Logistics with us and our students. Helping our drive to continuously offer higher levels of academic knowledge in our logistics programmes at Namibia University of Science and Technology.”

Dr Jean Phillipo’s Successful Completion of Her PhD Project

Since its establishment in 2008, the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice has produced five PhD and over 100 LLM graduates from all over Africa. On 21 July 2016, the Centre’s fifth PhD graduate, Dr Jean Phillipo, received her LLD from the University of the Western Cape upon successful accomplishment of her outstanding dissertation.

Dr Phillipo is a Malawian national specialised in criminal law, particularly, economic crimes. At first, she was admitted as a full DAAD scholarship holder to the Master’s programme in 2011. After successful completion, she was given a full DAAD scholarship to pursue a PhD study on her thesis titled: ‘The Asset Forfeiture Regime in Malawi and its Implications for the Combating of Money Laundering.’ According to the findings of her thesis, international legal instruments regulating money laundering urge states to implement effective systems for the recovery of proceeds of economic crimes. They compel states to adopt conviction-based (criminal), but also non-conviction-based (civil) asset forfeiture measures. Malawi’s forfeiture laws are only conviction-based. Some writers argue that non-conviction-based asset forfeiture procedures can be misused to violate human rights and constitutional guarantees. However, Dr Phillipo argues persuasively by using John Locke’s social contract theory, that it is possible to implement a comprehensive and fair national forfeiture scheme comprising both criminal and civil forfeiture procedures to deter economic criminality without necessarily limiting the rights of the citizenry arbitrarily. The findings of Dr Phillipo will have an impact on improving the asset forfeiture regime of Malawi. Thus, it is our hope that Dr Phillipo will play a leading role in bringing to fruition the much-needed legal reform that will enable an effective forfeiture of stolen assets in Malawi.

Dr Phillipo is currently working as a Senior Assistant Chief State Advocate within the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in Malawi, where she has worked since 2006. She is a World Bank-trained anti-money laundering and Terrorist Financing Assessor within the Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) and she has since participated in the mutual evaluation exercise for Kenya in 2010.

The South African German Centre extends its congratulatory message to Dr Phillipo on her successful completion of her PhD project. We wish her all the very best in her future endeavours.

Dr Phillipo at the Graduation Ceremony, UWC