Workshop for Doctoral Students Kicks Off in Nigeria

August 12, 2014

The Joint Advanced Seminar  3 (JAS-3) for Cohort 2 of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) fellows kicked off on the 4th of August 2014 at the University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria. The four week seminar is an intensive training program focusing on data presentation, the doctoral dissertation, and scientific writing and communication skills to facilitate results dissemination and policy engagement and academic success.

The Vice Chancellor (5th from the Right) and his entourage with the Facilitators and CARTA Fellows

Addressing the 19 fellows in the cohort, the facilitators and invited guests at the seminar, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole expressed his delight that this particular JAS was taking place in Ibadan. He reiterated that UI identifies strongly with the goals of CARTA and his administration was ready to contribute all it could to ensure the success of CARTA activities and programmes.  He was accompanied to the event by a large team made up of top university officials.

The Vice Chancellor then officially opened and commissioned a new postgraduate hostel building where the fellows will be staying for the duration of the seminar. The hostel block was renovated with infrastructure funds provided by CARTA, with counterpart funding from UI.

The Vice Chancellor declaring the hostel block open

For more information about this event,  please read the blog article here, and to find out more information on the 19 Fellows participating in the JAS 3 training, check out their profiles here.