Congratulations to Dr Frederick Dayour, Prof. Kennedy A. Alatinga, Dr Millicent A. Akaateba, Dr Ophelia Soliku and Dr Prosper Korah on their international engagements in the last quarter of 2022.
Dr Frederick Dayour participated in a DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers Networking Tour in Germany
Under the DAAD climapAfrica – Climate change research in Africa Project, Dr Dayour was selected to participate in the DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour under the motto “Understanding and Tackling Climate Change – Together!” from September 04, 2022, to September 09, 2020, in Germany.
During the tour, he engaged with researchers in selected German Universities to identify opportunities for collaboration in the field of climate change research.
Dr Frederick Dayour is a Senior Lecturer and head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the School of Business. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Prof. Kennedy A. Alatinga invited as a Guest Lecturer in Policy Analysis at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Science (PAUWES), Algeria
As a strategy to internationalise the teaching curriculum and draw from the expertise of international policy experts, Prof. Alatinga was invited by the Director of the Institute of Water and Energy Science (PAUWES) of the Pan African University Algeria to deliver a Policy Analysis Course “CEWP1” for the 2021/2022 Academic year. The course spanned from September 18, 2022 to September 29, 2022.Prof. Alatinga is an Associate Professor of Social Policy and Health Protection. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Planning and Land Management.
Dr Millicent A. Akaateba served as a visiting scholar at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa and the Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development at the University of Lagos, Nigeria
As part of a trilateral teaching and research collaboration between the Technical University of Berlin, the University of Witwatersrand South Africa and the University of Lagos Nigeria, Dr Akaateba was invited as a facilitator of the WITS-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab Summer School at the University of Lagos Nigeria from September 26 – 30, 2022.In addition, she was also engaged as a visiting scholar at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa, under the same project from October 01-09, 2022.
During both visits, she delivered public/guest lectures, seminars, facilitated graduate students workshops and interacted with graduate students and faculty at the two institutions. Dr. Akaateba also explored opportunities for teaching and research collaboration between SDD UBIDS and the two universities she visited.
Dr. Millicent A. Akaateba is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Planning and Land Management and Head of the International Collaborations Office (ICO) of SDD UBIDS.
Dr Ophelia Soliku wins the 2022 African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Fellowship Grant and participated in the APN/Next Generation (Next Gen) Research Methods Workshop in Casablanca, Morocco
Dr Soliku was awarded a competitive, peer-reviewed 2022 APN Individual Research Fellowship Grant to undertake a six-month research project on “Gender dimensions of protected area conflicts and peacebuilding strategies: pathways to improve park-people relations and sustainable peaceful coexistence in northern Ghana.”
As part of the research grant package, Dr. Soliku attended the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and the Next Generation (Next Gen) Research Methods Workshop organised by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC, New York), in collaboration with African Institute for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (AIPECT, Rabat) in Casablanca, Morocco from September 26-29, 2022. During the workshop, she presented her research project and also participated in a joint panel discussion on the topic: “Navigating Academic Research and Scholarly Traditions in a Changing World: African Reflections on Challenges and Opportunities”
Dr. Ophelia Soliku is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Planning and Land Management and is the Graduate Programmes Coordinator of that Faculty.
Dr Prosper Korah wins a prestigious Urban Studies Foundation Fellowship
SDD UBIDS is excited to have Dr Prosper Korah announced in September 2022 as one of the eight new international fellows that were awarded a USF International Fellowship by the Urban Studies Foundation. The award covers the cost of a six-month visiting sabbatical period in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, School of Design at the University of Melbourne.
At the University of Melborne, Dr. Korah will focus on writing up his existing research findings from his project titled “New cities in Ghana: emerging actors, urban governance, and strategies of the urban poor. Dr Korah is a lecturer in the Faculty of Planning and Land Management. Please read about the USF International Fellowships and Dr. Korah’s award at https://www.urbanstudiesfoundation.org/2022/09/20/welcome-to-eight-new-international-fellows/
Congratulations to you all for making it onto the ICO Spotlight. SDD UBIDS appreciates all your efforts, and ICO is proud of you! Together, we shall consciously and progressively contribute to the SDD UBIDS’ vision of becoming an internationally acclaimed university.