Nairobi, 31 October, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Harambee Africa International (HAI) is collaborating with prestigious international research centres to provide scholarships to young African scientists who will be required to give back to their communities in the areas of health and environment.
HAI Communications officer, Rossella Miranda, informed ACI Africa that the scholarship program that has attracted funding from the international community is aimed at boosting the place of women in scientific research.
“Thanks to an international fundraising campaign, ten annual scholarships will be offered for a period of ten years,” Ms. Miranda says in a report shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, October 26.
She adds, “The project aims to promote the leadership of African women in scientific research with the aim of strengthening research centers in Africa, especially in the two areas of greatest impact on people: Life and Earth.”
Dubbed Guadalupe’s Scholarships Program, the HAI initiative has been established in honor of Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri, a celebrated researcher who has been described as “a doctor in chemical sciences and humanity...and in holiness as well.”