Cambridge-Africa

2013-2014

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Dr Theresa Manful

Collaborator: Dr Mark Carrington, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

The epidemiology of lifetime infections with trypanosomes in individual cattle in Ghana.

This project uses molecular fingerprinting to identify individual trypanosome genotypes and then to characterise the epidemiology of the trypanosome populations present in individual cows over their lifetimes.

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Dr Patrick Arthur

Collaborator: Dr Finian Leeper, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Structural Characterization of Antimycobaterial Compounds Isolated from Wood Decaying Fungi Found in Ghana.

This research focuses on accurately studying/elucidating the structure of antimycobacterial compounds isolated from wood decaying fungi in Ghana,using analytical chemistry and spectroscopy techniques.


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Dr Euzobia Baine

Collaborators: Professor Maurice Galton, Faculty of Education, Dr David Good, University Council, University of Cambridge, and; Professor Nana Aba Amfo, Faculty of Arts, University of Ghana, Legon

From Entry to Exit: A comparative study of Internal Quality Assurance Systems in Graduate Training in Makerere University, University of Ghana and Cambridge University.

This study explores how various internal quality assurance mechanisms and processes of the three Universities are applied in respect of graduate education and research.

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Dr David Dodoo-Arhin

Collaborator: Dr Tawfique Hasan, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Graphene based natural dye sensitized solar cells.

This research project investigates novel techniques in fabricating graphene-based counter electrode natural DSSC with improved characteristics.

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Dr Umar Kakumba

Collaborator: Dr Shailaja Fennell, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Human Resources Retention in Uganda's Local Government: Review of Policy and Institutional Mechanisms With Lessons From The British Experience.

The study examines human resources retention practices in Uganda’s local government from the framework of existing policy and institutional arrangements, while at the same time comparing with the British systems

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Dr Ferdinand Katsriku

Collaborators: Professor Ian White and Professor Richard Penty, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Generation of Ultra Short Optical Pulses Using Graphene as Saturable Absorber.

The purpose of the study is to explore the possibility of using the femtosecond laser system as an alternative to semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM), thereby overcoming some of the limitations of SESAM based systems.

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Professor Abasi Kiyimba

Collaborator: Dr Christopher Warnes, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

Gender stereotypes in the oral literature of two Ugandan communities.

The project focuses on the working of specific gender stereotypes, - such as those of: work, beauty, marriage, parenthood, barrenness, impotence, political leadership etc - as reflected in the literature, and how they function to influence societal processes.

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Dr Betty Nannyonga

Collaborator: Dr Alicia Fentiman and Dr Sara Hennessy, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Shortening the shadow between gender and Mathematics.

This project identifies important factors of needs and improvement potential in girls in the field of mathematics.

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Dr Augustine Ocloo

Collaborator: Dr Andrew Murray, Department of of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Mitochondria as pharmacological targets for pharmacological and toxicological evaluation of medicinal plant extracts.

The project investigates whether some of the Ghana’s medicinal plants contain phytocompounds that interfere with mitochondrial function as well examining how and to what extent the compounds interfere with mitochondrial function.

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Professor Ernest Ogwang

Collaborator: Dr Christopher Warnes, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

The East African Literature Bureau (EALB) and the making of modern East African Literature.

The project analyses the EALB as ‘colonial library’ and the 20th century emergence of modern African literature.

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Dr Richard Osei-Amponsah

Collaborators: Professor Nabeel Affarra and Dr Carole Sargent, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

Genetic diversity, linkage disequilibrium & genomic selection of the ashanti dwarf pig of Ghana.

The research project investigates whether the application of genomic selection tools will enable genetic characterisation and the establishment of a sustainable breeding programme for the ashanti dwarf pig (ADP).

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Professor Andrew State

Collaborator: Dr Maha Abdelrahman, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Emergence of social protest movements and the strengthening of democratic governance in Uganda.

The project investigation includes why and how were activists able to mobilize adherents to the persistent political protests in Uganda in 2011 and what were repertoires of the mobilization.

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Dr William Tayeebwa

Collaborator: Dr Florence Brisset-Foucault, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Framing Peace: Exploring Conciliatory Radio Programming in Burundi and Uganda.

This research project uses the peace-journalism theoretical framework to interrogate the application of Western journalism norms and practices in the context of Uganda and Burundi.