The Rt Hon John Bercow MP a Supporters Dinner was recently held in the House of Commons in support of the African Fellowship Trust (AFT).
RAU welcomes African Fellows
The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is thrilled to welcome six new Africa Fellows to Cirencester, after they were selected by the Africa Fellowship Trust (AFT) for the 2016 /17 academic session.
Five of the Fellows from Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi arrived at the University last week, where they were formally welcomed by Dr Nicola Cannon (RAU Africa Director), David Campbell OBE (CEO of the AFT) and Professor Paul Davies (AFT Chairman). The remaining Africa Fellow will join the RAU in January.
Most of the Fellows will study our MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, as in previous years, but one Fellow; Judith from Kenya, will study a postgraduate business degree.
In addition to postgraduate studies, the Fellows will take part in networking events, conferences, and work placements. Funding support this year comes from FCO Chevening Scholarships, a Shared Commonwealth Studentship, Imperial Tobacco, and the RAU.
Since its inception, the AFT and the RAU have supported 92 Africa Fellows from 12 countries across Africa during the last 10 years. The University now receives hundreds of applications each year for the AFT leadership programme, which is becoming increasingly well known internationally.