Friday, 18 May 2018

Press Release: USHG to host a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow


PRESS RELEASE

To: The General Public

UNIVERSITY OF THE SACRED HEART GULU WILL HOST A FELLOW FROM THE CARNEGIE AFRICAN DIASPORA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Vice Chancellor, University of the Sacred Heart Gulu is pleased to announce that the University of the Sacred Heart Gulu has been selected by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to host a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow. Dr. Stephen Obol Opiyo from the Ohio State University was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) to travel to Uganda and work with University of the Sacred Heart Gulu from 1st – 30th November 2018 on a Collaborative Project that will focus on Curriculum Co-development of Introduction to Data Science‚ Research Methodology‚ Statistics‚ Advanced Excel‚ and R Open Source Statistical Software.
University of the Sacred Heart Gulu is a new University established in Gulu, Uganda with the mission “to contribute to personal and social healing, growth and holistic development”. The University was granted Provisional License in 2016 by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NHCE) with its first programs being run in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Dr. Stephen Opiyo, is a Bio-informatics Research Scientist from Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio (USA) and a Data Scientist/Consultant at Patira Data Science and an affiliated Scientist at Bioscience East and Central Africa - ILRI in Nairobi. He facilitated the Data analysis training using Ms. Excel at the University of the Sacred Heart Gulu in July 2017.
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, now in its fifth year, is designed to increase Africa’s brain circulation, build capacity at the host institutions, and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations between universities in Africa and the United States and Canada. It is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya, which coordinates the activities of the Advisory Council. A total of 335 African Diaspora Fellowships have now been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the program’s inception in 2013.
Dr. Stephen Opiyo will work with University of the Sacred Heart Gulu on developing curriculum/ content on Research Methods and Data Analysis, conducting Data Analysis training and Assessment of training to be conducted.
For more information on other projects, hosts and scholars, see the full list at: https://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Carnegie-African-Diaspora-Fellowship-Program/Selected-Projects/May-2018

You can also visit the University of the Sacred Gulu website on www.ush.ac.ug for more Information on the University.