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Congratulations Dr. Thürer!

After defense of his doctoral thesis on Tuesday, 28 October 2014, IEE member Tobias Thürer was awarded the degree of a Doctor (Dr. rer. oec.) of the Faculty of Economics at RUB.

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Urban Food Plus Summer School in Tamale, Ghana

This year’s Summer School of the BMBF-funded research project Urban Food Plus (UFP) took place from 30 September to 5 October 2014 in Tamale, Ghana. The Summer School was hosted by the University for Development Studies (UDS), one of the African partners within the UFP project that aims at enhancing resource use efficiency and improving food security in urban and peri-urban agriculture of West African cities. Wilhelm Löwenstein, Martina Shakya, Marc Hansen and Lesley Hope attended the Summer School on behalf of the IEE, which is implementing one sub-project of UFP.

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Iliso Youth Choir in Bochum: moving voices and performances

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During the last week of September, several musical performances of the Iliso Youth Choir from Khayelitsha, Cape Town electrified the audience in Bochum. For most of the young people it was the first time abroad. Vivian Zilo, the founder of Iliso Care Society, accompanied the group. Besides their highly moving performances, the choir members gave an insight into life in a township and introduced the activities of the Iliso Care Society.

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Two MA Graduations in Development Studies

Joyce Njeri Marangu from Kenya and Clement Mensah from Ghana graduated from the MA in Development Studies of UWC on 19 September 2014. Congratulations to both of you!

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Congratulations to Dr. Alatinga and Dr. Serwajja!

Kennedy Alatinga from Ghana and Eria Serwajja from Uganda, both scholarship holders of the South African - German Centre for Development Research, have been awarded their PhDs. Congratulations to both of you!

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Trip of the Iliso Youth Choir to Bochum from 20 to 28 September 2014

Highly Moving Performances and Events

From Saturday onwards the IEE welcomes the Iliso Youth Choir from Khayelitsha, Cape Town in Bochum. The IEE wants to invite a broad audience to enjoy the powerful music, to get an impression of social work in a township and of the motivation behind such important work.

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IEE Alumnus on Returning Home after Studies in Germany

Augustine Magolowondo, Alumnus of the MA in Development Management (2002) and holder of a PhD of RUB's Faculty of Social Science (2005) recently participated in an Alumni Seminar in Bonn, which was financed by DAAD and organized by the networking coordinator of the German Association of Development-Related Postgraduate Courses.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship at CDR awarded

2014-08 S-LembaniDr. Samson Lembani, who graduated from the PhD in International Development Studies has been awarded a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship at the South African - German Centre for Development Research. For a period of at least one year, Samson will support CDR in research and teaching activities.

Paper of Callistus Agbaam and Mulugeta Dinbabo published

Callistus Agbaam, Alumni of Ruhr University's MA in Development Management at the South African - German Centre for Development Research, together with Mulugeta F. Dinbabo, staff member of the centre, published an article on "Social Grants and Poverty Reduction at the Household Level: Empirical Evidence from Ghana" in the Journal of Social Science. The article can be downloaded here.

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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