The 3rd Network Meeting for Sida and International Science Programme (ISP) funded PhD Students and Postdocs in mathematics will be held on 20th-24th August 2018 at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel Entebbe, Uganda. The theme of the meeting is: Strengthening Research in Mathematics in Universities with Sida and ISP Support. The meeting is bringing together PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows in Mathematics from African partner universities; supervisors and mentors; senior researchers; and coordinators from the Sida bilateral programs, ISP core program and Swedish senior researchers with the aim of strengthening and encouraging collaborative research in Mathematics.The 3rd Network Meeting for Sida and ISP-Funded PhD Students and Postdocs in Mathematics will be officially opened by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on 20th August 2018.Countries that are expected to attend the meeting include; Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Finland, German, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar, Rwanda, Sudan, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.The meeting objectives are:
- Provide a forum for interaction of PhD, Postdoc students and researchers in mathematics supported by Sida and ISP with a view of sharing experiences and creating sustainable research groups and networks
- Bring together mentors, supervisors, PhD and Postdoc students as well as senior researchers to learn from each other.
In East Africa, Sida has supported mathematics since 2007 through bilateral programmes in Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Tanzania. The support is mainly for capacity building at PhD and Postdoc levels. ISP support in mathematics started almost two decades ago with the aim of building capacity and improving on the state of mathematics in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia.