Cambridge-Africa

Hughes Hall/Cambridge-Africa Showcase

Wednesday 11th November 2015

Visiting African Fellows' Research Showcase

Chaired by: Professor David Dunne
Time: 2pm until 4.30pm
Location: Pavillion Room, Hughes Hall

Refreshments will be available for all attendees.
Staff and students from Hughes Hall and all other Cambridge University Colleges and Departments are very welcome to attend.

Dr Ken Fening (University of Ghana) CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana, Legon), "Role of aphids in the transmission of a suspected viral disease and the disease’s impact on the growth and yield of cabbage in Ghana."

Dr Dilys MacCarthy CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana, Legon), "Assessing the efficacy of locally produced rice husk biochar in managing Greenhouse gas emissions and the mechanism in improving yield."

Dr Joseph Honger CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana, Legon), "Genetic diversity and temperature sensitivity or Erwinia Carotova in Ghana."

Dr Fridah Katushemererwe CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University), "Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) for the revitalization of endangered languages: The case of Runyakitara."

Dr Celestino Orrikiriza CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University), "Framework for disambiguation of meanings of near-synonyms."

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Wednesday 4th November 2015

Visiting African Fellows' Research Showcase

Chaired by: Professor David Dunne
Time: 2pm until 4.30pm
Location: Pavillion Room, Hughes Hall

Refreshments will be available for all attendees.
Staff and students from Hughes Hall and all other Cambridge University Colleges and Departments are very welcome to attend.

Dr Paddy Musana CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University), "Health and wealth: interrogating the role of African Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in socioeconomic development."

Dr Linda Amoah (University of Ghana) CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana, Legon), "Identification of human host receptors for Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes."

Dr Niels Quashie CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana, Legon), "Use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to identify novel antimalarial drug targets."

Dr Eric Sampane-Donkor CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana, Legon), "Application of whole genome sequencing to investigate Staph. aureus outbreaks in Ghana."

Dr Samuel Kojo Kowfie CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana, Legon), "C Use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to identify novel antimalarial drug targets."

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Tuesday 19th May 2015

Visiting African Fellows' Research Showcase

Dr Harriet Mutambo Nabushawo CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Development of Teacher Competencies through Distance Education"

Dr Fred Aboagye-Antwi CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana Legon), "The role of An. Gambiae s.s. factors and their interaction with environmental stress factors in modulating the fitness cost of P. falciparum infection in the mosquitoes"

Dr Paul Omach- CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Local communities, institutions and peacebuilding in Northern Uganda"

Dr Osbourne Quaye CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana Legon), "Gastroenteric viral agents: detecting and characterising group A rotavirus strains in animals and comparison to strains reported in humans pathogens"

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Monday 9th March 2015

Visiting African Fellows' Research Showcase

Dr Bruno Lule Yawe - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Mobile Money Technology Adoption through Social Learning in Social Networks and its Effect on Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion in Uganda"

Dr Henry Ssebuliba Busulwa - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Developing a new science education curriculum to promote sustainability, ecology and the environment"

Dr Ahmed Kitunzi Mutinzi - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Viability of Social Enterprises in Uganda: Adaptable Benchmarks from the United Kingdom"

Dr Abu Yaya - CAPREx Fellow (University of Ghana Legon), "Fabrication of electro-porcelain composites from local raw materials in Ghana"

Dr Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Tourism orientated policy intervention and implication on community development and biodiversity conservation"

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Friday 14th November 2014

Visiting African Fellows' Research Showcase

Dr Saudah Namyalo - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "The growth of Luyaaye and Ugandan youth-urban language change"

Prof Julius Kiiza - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University Uganda), "Is There A Developmental State in Rwanda?"

Dr Rovincer Najjuma - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "University-School Partnership and Quality Teacher Education: Closing the Theory-Practice Gap"

Dr Anthony Okuku Juma - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Oil-led development outcomes in Uganda and Ghana"

Dr Helen Nkabala Nambalirwa - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Rereading violent biblical texts to promote peaceful solutions: A model for African biblical hermeneutics"

Dr Edgar Nabutanyi - CAPREx Fellows (Makerere University, Uganda), "How LGBT debates have been crafted in Uganda"

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Wednesday 26th February 2014

Visiting African Fellows' Research Showcase

Dr Betty Nannyonga - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Shortening the shadow between gender and mathematics"

Dr Ferdinand Okwaro (University of Nairobi, Kenya), "In/dependent Collaborations: perceptions and experiences of African scientists in Transnational HIV research"

Ms Allen Kabagenyi - THRiVE Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Stalling High Fertility Rates in Uganda: is Low Contraceptive Prevalence Responsible?"

Professor Abasi Kiyimba - CAPREx Fellow (Makerere University, Uganda), "Gender stereotypes in the oral literature of two Ugandan communities"

Dr Egodi Uchendu - (University of Nigeria), "Where your problem is solved is where your God is: Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Nigeria's eastern Niger Delta"

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Monday 25th November 2013

Visiting African Fellows' Research Showcase

Dr Richard Osei-Amponsah (Ghana), "Genetic diversity, linkage disequilibrium & genomic selection of the Ashanti dwarf pig of Ghana"

Dr Andrew Ellias State (Uganda), "Emergence of social protest movements and the strengthening of democratic governance in Uganda"

Dr Augustine Ocloo (Ghana), "Mitochondria as pharmacological targets for pharmacological and toxicological evaluation of medicinal plant extracts"

Dr Theresa Manful (Ghana), "The epidemiology of lifetime infections with trypanosomes in individual cattle in Ghana"

Dr David Dodoo-Arhin (Ghana), "Graphene based natural dye sensitized solar cells"

Dr Umar Kakumba (Uganda), "Human Resources Retention in Uganda's Local Government: Review of Policy and Institutional Mechanisms With Lessons From The British Experience"

Dr Humphrey Mazigo (Tanzania), "Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) and Schistosoma mansoni co-infection and impact on anthelminthic treatment outcome among HIV-1 infected individuals in fishing communities in Mwanza region, North-western Tanzania"

Dr William Tayeebwa (Uganda), "Framing Peace: Exploring Conciliatory Radio Programming in Burundi and Uganda"

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