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Strategic Planning in Stellenbosch

The steering committee members of the South African – German Centre for Development Research and the academic coordinator of the CDR at UWC met in Stellenbosch from 9 – 11 May 2014 to discuss strategic options for further developing the fields of cooperation during the current funding period and beyond.

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IEE Member Participating in a Workshop on Africa

2014-05 SiebertOn Sunday, 11 May 2014, Anne Siebert participated in a workshop on 'Africa Today' at Bahnhof Langendreer in Bochum, where she presented "Von Zumas Südafrika bis Musevenis Uganda" (From Zuma's South Africa to Museveni's Uganda).

MADM Alumnus Participated in DAAD-Supported Alumni Seminar

Gerald Ahabwe, MADM Alumnus of 2009, took part in the International Alumni Seminar on Water, Energy and Sanitation in Urban and Decentralized Regions at Oldenburg University from 3rd-12th April 2014 and presented a paper titled 'Using Prepaid meters to Improve piped water access for the urban poor: Experiences of National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda'. Read his report.

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The Blue RUB Cube with MADM Alumni in Ghana

MADM Alumni Isaac Eweh took part in an initiative of RUB's Alumni network and contributed a self-portrait with the blue RUB "cube" in front of the Akosombo Dam and the Volta Lake.

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24 Master Students Graduated

On 12 March 2014, 24 new Masters graduated from the Programme of Development Management at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy at Bochum.

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Congratulations Dr. Udahemuka!

On 10 March 2014, Silas Udahemuka from Rwanda has been awarded the degree of a Doctor (Ph.D.) in International Development Studies (IDS). He received a DAAD-funded scholarship of the South African-German Centre for Development Research for his doctoral studies.

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Networking Coordinator Position for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses Established

With the financial support of DAAD, the SPRING programme at the TU Dortmund and the MA in Development Management at the IEE established the position of a networking coordinator of DAAD-funded development-related postgraduate courses in Germany.

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Workshop on Econometrics

The members of Research Cluster 3 organized a three-days methodological workshop on Econometrics which was opened for interested researchers from all clusters. The workshop took place from March 24 to March 26. Instructor of the  workshop  was  Sebastian  Beil from the  Ruhr-University  Bochum.

Workshop "The Comparative Method"

On May 28, 2014 the members of Cluster 1 and other interested IEE members met for a workshop on "The Comparative Method" hosted by Dr. Meik Nowak. The workshop provided an overview of comparative approaches in research and gave the participants insights into how they could use different kinds of comparison to structure their research. Further interdisciplinary workshops on methodological issues are planned for this year.

2,3 million Euro for new EU funded EUSA_ID project

The new EUSA_ID project is a mobility programme offering study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff and provides European PhD candidates the opportunity to spend a research period in South Africa.

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