The AREF Excell Programme
The aim of the AREF Excell programme is to transform the research leadership capabilities of our Partner Institutions and their nominated Fellows – to enhance research capacity for global health in Africa for Africa – and ultimately to transform health and save lives.
The programme responds to the expressed needs of African institutions and individuals for investment in the next generation of talented postdoctoral scientists – who aspire to being independently-minded researchers and group leaders.
The AREF Excell Programme is made possible due to the financial support of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the gift of expertise and time by our world-class Facilitators.
Our Learning Themes and Lead Facilitators
- The Researcher as Leader: led by Anthony Kasozi and Emma Mairs
- The Effective Researcher: led by Dr Hazel McCullough
- The Compelling Applicant: led by Dr Jane Kengeya-Kayondo and Dr Peter Dukes
- The Researcher as Manager: led by Dr Roger Tatoud
- The Responsible Researcher: led by Peter Dukes
The Excell Programme of Workshops
Our 2-year programme is structured with four workshops and two conferences. Our approach promotes interaction and collaboration between individual scientists and across African institutions in a climate of transformative, experiential learning.
The programme outcomes that we seek include greater confidence, self-empowerment, effectiveness as a researcher and manager, competitiveness as an applicant and impact as a scientist and communicator.
Our Excell Partners and Fellows
Following a competitive open call in December 2017, AREF was delighted to welcome the following institutions and their nominees to the AREF Excell Programme.
|Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Uganda|
|Dr||Achilles Kiwanuka||Institutional Lead|
|Dr||Margaret Nampijja||Excell Fellow|
|Mrs||Sylvia Kiwuwa Muyingo||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Eugene Ruzagira||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Josephine Namuwonge Bwogi||Excell Fellow|
|Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania|
|Dr||Fredros Okumu||Institutional Lead|
|Dr||Angel Dillip Singh||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Dickson Wilson Lwetoijera||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Herry Robert Mapesi||Excell Fellow|
|Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology|
|Professor||Alexander Yaw Debrah||Institutional Lead|
|Dr||Augustina Angelina Sylverken||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Kingsley Badu||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Linda Batsa Debrah||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Michael Owusu||Excell Fellow|
|Centre in Reproductive Health Innovation (CEHRI), University of Benin, Nigeria|
|Dr||Akhere Akuekegbe Omonkhua||Institutional Lead|
|Dr||Oyetunde Timothy Salawu Oyeyemi||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Enitome Evi Bafor||Excell Fellow|
|Africa Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Kenya|
|Dr||Evelyn Eunice Nungari Gitau||Institutional Lead|
|Dr||Gershim Asiki||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Patricia Kadzo Wekulo||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Yohannes Dibaba Wado||Excell Fellow|
|Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), Uganda|
|Dr||Fred Wabwire-Mangen||Institutional Lead|
|Dr||John Bosco Isunju||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Christine Kayemba Nalwadda||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Richard Kibirango Mugambe||Excell Fellow|
|Dr||Phyllis Awor||Excell Fellow|
To learn more about the AREF Excell Programme, contact Dr Peter Dukes AREF Director of Programmes, at firstname.lastname@example.org