About SACIDS-ACE Induction Workshop

Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance – An African Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals in Southern and Eastern Africa (SACIDS–ACE) is a One Health Virtual Centre that links academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania. SACIDS–ACE operates in smart partnership with centres of research and training excellence in industrialized countries as well as international research institutions.  The Headquarters of SACIDS–ACE is located at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania.

The overall aim of the workshop is to equip the students with the knowledge; resources and contacts that they need to make a good start to their MPhil/PhD programme. Another aim is to build their relationships with each other and with faculty and to ensure they are aligned with the aims and values of SACIDS – ACE.

Purpose of induction:

  1. Students will understand
    1. Context of the SACIDS – ACE programme
    2. Structure of MPhil/PhD programme
    3. What is expected of them as participants in the SACIDS – ACE programme
    4. What they can expect of their supervisors, the secretariat, faculty
    5. The road map of programme
    6. Resources and support available to them
  2. Students will be motivated and enthusiastic about the SACIDS – ACE programme and feel equipped to begin their MPhil/PhD journey

WHO:                   MPhil/PhD students and their supervisors

WHEN:                 18th- 20th October 2017

WHERE:              National Carbon Monitoring Centre, Morogoro

AGENDA:           

 

PhD/MPhil STUDENT INDUCTION TIMETABLE, 17th to 20th October 2017
17th October 2017 Evening: Introduction social event with an activity
Time Activity Responsible
06:00 – 07:00 Social Activity Ms Theresa Mellon, Dr Filomena Namuba, Ms Secky Nyakunga
07:00 – 08:30 Dinner Ms Neema Mwakabonga
18th October 2017: 1Understanding the PhD/MPhil programme
Time Activity Responsible
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome & introduction to induction programme Prof Maulilio Kipanyula
09:00 – 10:00 Introduction to One Health and to SACIDS Prof Mark Rweyemamu
10:00 – 10:30 Health Break All
10:30 – 11:00 The SACIDS-ACE Programme Prof Gerald Misinzo
11:00 – 01:00 The PhD/MPhil programme framework step by step Dr Filomena Namuba
01:00 – 02:00 Health Break All
02:00 – 03:00 Resources and support available SACIDS Secretariat
03:00 – 04:00 Team Working and Transferable Skills Ms Theresa Mellon, Dr Filomena Namuba, Ms Secky Nyakunga
04:00 – 04:30 Health Break All
04:30 – 05:30 Team Working and Transferable Skills Ms Theresa Mellon, Dr Filomena Namuba, Ms Secky Nyakunga
19th October 2017: Successful participation in the PhD/MPhil Programme
Time Activity Responsible
08:30 – 09:45 Equality and Diversity Prof Carolyne Nombo
09:45 – 10:30 Introduction to Logbook Ms Secky Nyakunga
10:30 – 11:00 Health Break All
11:00 – 01:00 Completing the Learning needs analysis (LNA) Ms Theresa Mellon
01:00 – 02:00 Health Break All
02:00 – 04:00 The relationship between SACIDS ACE and participating universities and Official opening by the Deputy Permanent Secretary , Ministry of Education Science and Technology (Prof. Simon Msanjila) Prof  Gerald Misinzo, Prof Andrea Pembe, Dr Emmanuel Balandya, Prof Peter Gillah, Prof Esron Karimuribo
04:00 – 04:30 Health Break All
04:30 – 05:30 Meet the supervisors All supervisors
05:30 – 06:30 Thematic meetings:

·         Addressing Viral Disease Threat to Human Health, Food Security and Livelihoods.

·         Addressing Chronic Neglected Tropical Infectious Diseases (NTDs)

·         Addressing Community Level One Health Security

Prof  Gerald Misinzo, Prof Mecky Matee and Prof Esron Karimuribo
20th October 2017: Developing your career as a researcher
Time Activity Responsible
08:30 – 09:30 Introduction to leadership Ms Theresa Mellon
09:30 – 10:30 Taking responsibility for your own development Ms Theresa Mellon
10:30 – 11:00 Health Break All
11:00 – 12:00 Time management and personal organisation Ms Theresa Mellon
12:00 – 01:00 Creating a peer support network: relationship with supervisor and building a peer support community Ms Theresa Mellon
01:00 – 02:00 Health Break All
02:00 – 02:30 Becoming a Global Scientist Ms Jessica Rowland
02:30 – 03:00 AfyaData Demonstration Mr Mpoki Mwabukusi
03:00 – 04:00 Any other issues Ms Theresa Mellon, Dr Filomena Namuba, Ms Secky Nyakunga
04:00 – 04:30 Health Break All
04:30 – 05:30 Review and Close Ms Theresa Mellon, Dr Filomena Namuba, Ms Secky Nyakunga