GIZ visits Oldenburg UniversityFebruary 1, 2018
The 1st coordination workshop for the newly approved DAAD-GIZ-BMZ project "Center of Excellence on ICT for East Africa" (CENIT@EA) took place in Arusha, Tanzania from November 14th to 18th 2017. In addition to the funding institutions, all East African partners attended the workshop. The project coordinator co-hosted the event together with the GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation) and defined all relevant project milestones. Other topics included the structure of the Master's Programme, including the regulations, the composition of the Steering Committee, the development of communication structures and the necessary laboratory equipment. During the project meeting from November 30th to December 5th 2017, the curriculum, as well as the selection criteria for awarding scholarships were defined, and the cooperation agreement and marketing strategy were drawn up.
Scholarship priority and distribution
(i) Regional Participation: The selection committee shall select at least two of the best candidates from each of the East African Countries. This is to guarantee participation from every member country in the East African Community
(ii) Quality of the Candidate: The selection committee shall select the most qualified candidates. These are candidates who demonstrate passion, enthuasiasm, confidence and analytical skills. These are add-ons onto the candidates:
- Academic ability
- Intellectual Curiosity
- Financial need
- Community/ extracurricular involvment
- Experience in technology fields
- Aptitude for the proposed course
(iii) Gender consideration: CENIT@EA supports gender equality. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for a scholarship for MSc EMoS. The selection committee should aim at selecting at least 30% female candidates.
(iv) Applicants with special need will be given special consideration