Meet Winnie Nyamboki, Health Economist and Mawazo Scholar

“The Government of Kenya, through its ‘Big Four’ agenda , is keen on providing universal health coverage by 2022 to guarantee quality and affordable health care for all. While such an initiative goes a long way in redistributing health resources, Kenya is struggling to cope with the burden of traditional communicable diseases, which continue to account for a sizeable share of health spending.”

Mawazo Scholars Participate in Open Africa Power Initiative Training

Three Mawazo Ph.D. Scholars participated in the inaugural training module of the Open Africa Power (OAP) programme last month. OAP is a collaboration between the Enel Foundation and academic institutions in Africa and Italy, and aims to build the next generation of African leaders who are equipped to drive a clean energy future in their countries. 

Resources on the Mawazo Site

We would like to make Mawazo's site useful to a wide range of researchers, whether or not they get the opportunity to participate in one of our programmes or events.  Here are some of the resources that we've collected.  Do get in touch if you know of anything to add!

Accessing ungated articles.  The prevalence of paywalls in academic publishing makes it difficult for many researchers in low income countries to read the latest journal articles in their field.  We've listed several options for accessing ungated articles.

Writing support.  Most academics would agree that writing concise, insightful descriptions of their research is one of the most challenging parts of their work.  Fortunately, there are a number of resources to help researchers improve their English-language writing skills.

Research methods.  A number of sites offer free online training in the basic principles of social science research.  We've listed several good options, as well as other tools for staying organised and productive as you carry out your research.  We're also looking for online resources for research in STEM fields -- recommendations would be appreciated.

Research funding. Start your funding search with this list of some major international funding organisations in the social sciences and STEM.

Scholarships.  There's a wide range of scholarships available for students who would like to pursue graduate study in Africa and abroad.  We've assembled a list of sites which are frequently updated with useful scholarship opportunities.