Dear RSIF Stakeholders,
We are indeed pleased to share with you our maiden issue of the RSIF Weekly Newsletter. We hope that the newsletter will be informative and help to share information, news, and opportunities relevant to the African higher education, science, technology and innovation space.
The RSIF Regional Coordination Unit at icipe remains fully operational and has put in place measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 . The program has now finalized recruitment of second cohort PhD scholars (69) pending final approval by the PASET Executive Board. These 69 will undergo orientation training from June 2-9 virtually and join the 15 first cohort scholars who are undertaking internship training in Korea, the US and Africa. A call for the third Cohort is currently open until June 15. It is hoped that over 100 scholars will be recruited. Over the coming weeks we will launch a call for additional RSIF African Host Universities and more calls for research and innovation grants. More information can be found at https://www.rsif-paset.org/calls/ .
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We take this opportunity to wish you safety, health and well-being during these challenging times. We also wish our Moslem Brothers and Sisters Happy upcoming Idd-ul-Fitr.
Link to the Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/icipe/rsif-weekly-vol1-1