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Sanitation and Fecal Waste Management in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Deadline: April 15, 2017 The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is implementing a project that aims to improve and expand implementation and resourcing of national sanitation policies in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, with a specific focus on human fecal waste management in urban areas. To contribute to the evidence generation and knowledge translation built into this project, APHRC is pleased to announce a call for applications to support three Master’s and three doctoral students from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The award of these fellowships is contingent on funding availability. More details about the fellowships are provided in the Call for Applications.The application form and supporting documents (attached) must be submitted via email at 2017addrf@aphrc.org by April 15, 2017 (11:59pm, Nairobi time).Questions can be addressed to the ADDRF Manager using the

Senior officials from the Swedish Research Council and Sida visited the APHRC campus on January 25, for the official signing of a new grant agreement of over SEK 71.1 Million to support the CARTA program from 2017–2021. The visit was part of the council’s science advisory board official trips to Sida’s funded programs in Kenya, with special interest in how their continued funding is contributing to development.As part of their focus on innovation, Sida officials highlighted their key funding priorities, in relation to the renewed funding to the CARTA program. These include the need for increased capacity of developing countries to conduct research, support for regional and global programs centered on development, how technical, scientific and social innovations can be scaled up and ensuring Swedish scientists are also researching globally relevant issues.In his address to the team, APHRC Executive Director