Hosts for visiting staff from Maseno University

2013.01.02 | Jens Seeberg

The aim of the Study Stays in Denmark is to enable researchers from Maseno University with specific projects that will benefit from time spent in Denmark to avail of infrastructure and academic contacts at a Danish university in order to achieve a specific academic outcome. Each visit will be of four weeks' duration. These four weeks will be agreed between the grantee and the host during the anticipated period as stipulated under each project below.

The role of the host and the host university will be to facilitate the stay in Denmark, through providing office facilities; guidance and access to literature (online journals and library), and; support, guidance and supervision to facilitate achieving the academic output.

Thematically, the three projects cover a wide area within the themes of the Platform. The projects are:

"Stability and fragility of urban futures in natural resource management: strengthening mainstreaming of climate change mitigation and adaptation in Lake Victoria local authorities’ development planning"

Grantee: George M. Onyango (Associate Professor, Dept. of Urban Management, Maseno)

Aim: Literature review, strengthing partnership, developing framework for book chapters

Anticipated period: April 2013

"Strengthening Kenya’s fragile stability through increased youth employment"

Grantee: Madara M. Ogot (Professor, School of Business and Economics, Maseno)

Aim: Literature review, completion of a publication

Anticipated period: April-May 2013

"Social capital and community stability in the face of the climate change crisis: a study of the Mara River Basin, Kenya"

Grantee: Omondi Lilian Atieno (PhD in Sociology)

Aim: Literature review, paper writing

Anticipated period: April-May 2013

PSDR is now inviting researchers at Danish universities, who will be interested in hosting the visitor from Maseno University. The anticipated time input per visit is one week in total. This will be covered through the co-financing requirements in accordance with the agreement between Universities Denmark and Danida.

If you are interested in being host for the grantee from Maseno University, please send a brief Expression of Interest (EoI) (max. 1 page) to the Platform Secretariat. A brief (max. 2 pages) CV should be attached.

The EoI must contain the following information:

  • Project title of grantee;

  • Motivation for hosting;

  • Brief description of academic capacity and experience within the field of the project;

  • Thoughts on supporting

The EoI and CV must be submitted electronically to the Platform Secretariat no later than January 31th 2013, by sending an e-mail to Jakob Vester: jave@adm.au.dk. In Subject, please, indicate: "EoI – Study Stay, Maseno".

For further information, please contact: Preben Kaarsholm, Chair, AWG for Maseno University, by e-mail: preben@ruc.dk.

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Building Stronger Universities
Platform for Stability, Democracy & Rights

Tel.: +45 871 62 171
E-mail: psdr@cas.au.dk

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