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Winners of the GCP-supported WACCI PhD programme announced


GCP is pleased to announce the winning candidates of the new PhD scholarship programme implemented by the West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana, and partially funded by GCP:

  • Ruth Thompson, of the Crop Research Institute (CRI),Kumasi, Ghana, to work on cassava
  • Dramane Sako, of Institut d’économie rurale (IER), Mali, to work on sorghum


The winners are due to commence their five-year courses in January 2009, and are expected to cover two years of academic study at the University of Ghana, followed by three years of field research at their respective home institutions.

More details on the WACCI-GCP PhD programme on p 97 of the 2008 project briefs (October 2008 draft)

More details on the Application procedure (for information only--Call now closed)