IEGDS RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES 9
Team of Researchers from Institute of Environment, Gender and Development
“The African Academic/Researcher” Tailored Opportunities
Mekelle University Main Campus, June 29 , 2019
The IEGDS seminar series 9 emphasized on Africa academic/ researcher –tailored opportunities for the purpose building the professional capacity of the academic staff using such initiatives that gives easy access to several opportunities of scholarship, conference, project and research grants. The seminar was presented by Dr. Dawit G/Egiziabiher who is one of the co-founders of Africa academic/researcher blog.
Brief summary of the initiative The Africa Academic/ researcher initiative started by Dr. Mulubrhan Balehegn and Dr. Dawit G/Egziabher. Their guiding principle for their initiative is “What are you doing for others?” This principle, as to their view, will break the capitalism culture in academia that only centres and promotes individual interest. Since the world merits competition, ample opportunities are made available on the internet. But they are very detailed, general and not easily comprehended. The founders therefore invested their time looking for any academic opportunities, summed it up, post it on their blog and readily to be used by academicians and researchers. They believed this saved the time and energy of the users that wondered here and there on the internet to get opportunities that fitted his/her profession.
So, what is the process to tailor opportunities?
After reading the call whether it is important for academician or researcher, it will be tailored by the following criteria: What the opportunity is about? Who is/are the target person for it? When is the due date/deadline, How is the application made through email/online, Benefits that could be obtained from this opportunity and Placing the link of the original call. This is done only in one page.
How do the interested individual access such opportunities? Google “Africa academic/researcher- Tailored opportunities” Enter email address on the right side of the page in the black column The opportunities started to come into your email If the call is not for you, Please SHARE to those who need it
The call for the seminar was published for all academic staff who were interested. However 9 participants were able to attend.
IEGDS-Gender Advocacy Unit plan to do the same work but specifically to gender related opportunities. And we also discussed with Dr. Dawit to work together for the future on gender related projects and researches.
Dear Dr. Kahsa, Miss Tsigereda, and Miss Selam from Institute of Environment, Gender and Development studies (IEGDS have played vital role for the realization of this seminar. Thank you so much for taking time to organize this seminar. I wish you and your insitute all the best.
Tsigereda, I can confirm you that, you are the first to write such an informative report out of the six similar seminars I delivered this year. I hope others will be motivated to write their own by basing yours and I promise to keep on posting their reports in this blog. Looking forward to hearing from those of you who attended or organized the seminars I delivered on “The African Academic/Researcher” Tailored Opportunities, related issues.
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