PhD students under the Vising Fellowship Programme (VFP) converged in Nairobi for a five-day workshop held from 22nd to 26th August 2022.
The programme aims to assist African PhD students working in the field of innovation and development to improve the quality of their dissertations, strengthen their academic and research credentials in readiness for a career in academia, the private sector or government/policy making.
The programme does this by enhancing the PhD students’ agility and exposure to global knowledge in the area of innovation and development. The initiative is a component of AfricaLics’ efforts to support the growth of an active research community in Africa in this newly developing and intensely interdisciplinary topic.
One of the group discussion sessions at the VFP workshop held in Nairobi.
The project is managed by the AfricaLics secretariat based at ACTS. The AfricaLics Scientific Board offers guidance on technical issues and matters of strategic importance.
A group photo of the VFP programme participants at the workshop
The programme is coordinated by the AfricaLics secretariat in collaboration with Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology in Kenya, with assistance from the AfricaLics and Globelics scholars based at various universities, the UJ-TRCTI and other pertinent African and international universities active in the field of innovation and development.