Research Management & Funding for Higher Education Institutions: Opportunities, Risks, and Challenges

Moderator/Session Chair: Prof. Thomas JO Afullo, Emeritus Professor, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

1 Research Funding and Management in South Africa, SADC, and Africa Prof. Fuluphelo Nelwamondo,
National Research Fund (NRF), South Africa
2 Research Funding Opportunities for Sub-Saharan African Universities Prof. Nelson Ijumba,
International Research and Innovation Programme Manager
Coventry University, Africa Hub, Kigali, Rwanda
3 Challenges of Postgraduate Research Management and Funding in A Private University Prof. Deogratius Jaganyi,
Mount Kenya University, Thika, Kenya
4 Postgraduate Funding & Research in North Africa and The Diaspora Prof. Mohsen Farid,
Professor of Computational Physics
Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
5 Q & A Panel All of the above facilitators

Sharing Postgraduate Experience

Moderator/Session Chair: Prof. Meoli Kashorda, Executive Director, KENET & Prof. of Information Systems, USIU.

1 Effective Communication and Technical Presentation Development Prof. Daniel Orwenjo,
Associate Professor,
Technical University Of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
2 Use of Traditional Knowledge for Mining Research Ideas Under IEEE Topics for Postgraduate Research Dr. Peter Odero Akuon,
Senior Lecturer,
University Of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
3 Reminiscences on the Ph.D. Journey – Challenges, Hurdles, and Rewards Dr. Njeri Ngaruiya Ng’ang’a,
Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
4 Generating Impactful Ideas in Research: Lessons from my Ph.D. Journey Dr. Heinrich Laue,
Senior Lecturer,
University of Pretoria, South Africa
5 Personal Anecdotes on Engineering Postgraduate Student Supervision Prof. Thomas JO Afullo,
Emeritus Professor,
University Of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
6 Q & A Panel All of the above facilitators