We are pleased to say that ALC Alumni Dr. Jimam Lar has recently been awarded a research grant from our SSRC-African Peacebuilidng Network.

Dr. Lar is the Lecturer, History and International Studies Department, University of Jos, Nigeria. He will be undertaking research on "Plurality, Local Authority, and Conflict Resolution: Prospects and Challenges from Central Nigerian Conflict Theaters, 2000–2015".

For a full list of the SSRC-APN grantees, please click on 2016 APN Grantees

For a detailed Abstract of Dr. Lar's research project, please see Click here


The African Leadership Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Shuvai Busuman Nyoni as its new Director. After a short transition, Shuvai will begin her term as Director of the ALC on 01 October 2016.

This marks a proud, cornerstone moment for the ALC as Shuvai Nyoni is an Alumna of the African Leadership Centre, having been part of the 2009-2010 cohort of the Centre's Peace and Security Fellowship programme for African Women. Part of the ALC’s strategic objective is to have its Alumni form part of the senior leadership of the organization. This marks the start of that new exciting phase in our history.

Two talented law and diplomacy students, Catherine Bartenge and Olive Nyawira from the University of Nairobi, are this year’s recipients of the African Leadership Centre summer scholarships at King’s. The three weeks they have spent in London on the Law and Diplomacy summer programme has enabled them to further develop their knowledge, get an international perspective on issues they have been studying back in Kenya and inspire them to take their studies further.

Prize awarded following inaugural Gates Cambridge Day of Research.

Wed 04 May 2016

Republished from Gates Cambridge Website

Two Gates Cambridge Scholars shared this year's fourth  Bill Gates Sr Award for in recognition of their outstanding research and social leadership.
The Bill Gates Sr Prize was established by the Gates Cambridge Trustees in June 2012 in recognition of Bill Gates Sr’s role in establishing the Gates Cambridge Scholarships, over a decade of service as a Trustee, and his engagement with, and inspiration to, many generations of Gates Cambridge Scholars.

The Prize allows Scholars to recognise the impact and contribution to the Scholar community of one of their peers (who may be pursuing any subject and be from any part of the world), with particular reference to the scholarship’s selection criteria.

Scholars were asked to nominate a fellow Scholar for the prize by completing a 500-word statement about why that Scholar would be a suitable recipient. Selection was on the basis of how well the nominated candidates met the selection criteria while in residence in Cambridge.

Njoki Wamai [2012 - pictured] and Rebekah Scheuerle [2013] were named joint winners at the Gates Cambridge graduation dinner on Friday.

Njoki Wamai is an Alumnus from the African Leadership Centre and King's College London. She has completed both the ALC Fellowship for African Women and the ALC Fellowship for African Scholars, receiving her MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King's College in 2011. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Politics and International Studies department, University of Cambridge

Republished from King's College London Website

March 18, 2016

New joint research opportunities and collaborative PhDs with Kenyan institutions were among the topics discussed during Dr Joanna Newman’s first visit to Africa as Vice-Principal (International) of King’s.
Visiting Kenya, Dr Newman met with University of Nairobi Deputy Vice-Chancellor Henry Mutoro to discuss joint research opportunities in areas including health, the environment, conflict resolution and security with Nairobi’s Institute of Development Studies as a focus of the renewal of a longstanding Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities. Potential to collaborate on PhD provision and provide short course training programmes for young African professionals will form part of the reinvigorated relationship between King’s and Nairobi, one of the continent’s most renowned institutions. Dr Newman also announced a scholarship for two University of Nairobi students to spend three weeks in London on one of King’s summer programmes later this year following the scheme’s successful pilot in 2015.

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