Volume 02 | February 28, 2018
News & Updates
Two CARTA graduates recognized for their excellence in science

Two CARTA graduates Francis Fagbamigbe Adeniyi (Cohort 2) and Charles Drago Kato (Cohort 3) are among 25 early career scientists named in the prestigious African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Program.

The program recognizes exceptional young African scientists who are below 40 years, and is currently in its third cohort.

AAS, a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, described this round of selection as being “the most competitive pool yet with an overwhelming number of nominations from across the five regions of the continent.” AAS aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science technology and innovation.

The 25 scientists will be supported to attend conferences, symposia and workshops and other activities that will improve their skills in proposal development, grant writing and pitching innovations, improve their publication records and ensure that their research impacts their communities from 2018 to 2022.

More details here .
Want to solve complex health issues? Train scholars to think across disciplines

CARTA Co-director, Prof. Sharon Fonn builds a case on why there is need for a multidisciplinary approach to address the factors that affect both the distribution and prevalence of disease and the effectiveness of interventions to prevent or reduce disease. She shares how the CARTA model helps scholars gain these cross-disciplinary competencies through the innovative PhD fellowship. Read more here
Henry Zakumumpa published!

How dangerous is it for African countries to be dependent on foreign aid to meet the escalating demand for HIV treatment? Cohort Four fellow Henry Zakumumpa from Makerere University discusses this in detail in ‘ Beyond donor dollars for health care: how Uganda is thinking outside the box,’
Interested to write for The Conversation Africa too? We can help .
CARTA Women in Science

Kudos to the 10 CARTA fellows who participated in the six-day social media campaign on #CARTAWomeninScience . This was in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science that was marked globally on February 11, 2018. Read the other tweets on this link .
VIDEO: Here is what to expect at JAS 1 & 4 in Makerere University (March 5-28, 2018)

We are looking forward to hosting Cohort Eight and Five fellows from March 5-28 at the Makerere University School of Public Health for the residential Joint Advanced Seminars 1 & 4.

Click the video to hear from CARTA Program Manager, Peter Ngure, as he unpacks what the JASes are all about.
CARTA PhD fellowship . Deadline: April 15, 2018

CARTA Re-entry grants . Deadline: April 15, 2018

AfOx Visiting Fellows Program . Deadline: March 11, 2018.

For other opportunities check the CARTA website
Share with us any news and updates such as published papers, policy briefs, community engagement activities, scholarships, won a grant, attending or about an upcoming conference, a call for applications/funding/papers. Share before 15 March, 2018 to be included in the next CARTA news & updates.