2015 Masters Research Grants Fish Trade Program in Africa

Submission Deadline: 4th September 2015

The WorldFish Center with the funding from the European Commission (EC) has joined efforts
with AU-IBAR and NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), to implement a
programme called “Improving Food Security and Reducing Poverty through Intra-regional Fish Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa” (also referred to as Fish Trade Program).

The Fish Trade Program aims to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by enhancing the capacities of regional and pan-African organizations to support their member states to better integrate intra-regional fish trade into their development and food security policy agendas.


It is expected that the candidates should be from AU Member states and should have completed
their course work in any of the following Universities which are participating in the implementation of the Fish Trade project;
a. University of Abidjan, Ivory Coast
b. University of Dakar, Senegal
c. University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
d. University of Douala, Cameroun
e. University of Ghana, Ghana
f. University of Ibadan, Nigeria
g. Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Malawi
h. National University of Rwanda Other Universities within the regions will also be considered but priority will be given to the Universities above

  • The students should be pursuing masters or have proven background in the following programs; Economics, Fisheries Economics, Agriculture Economics, International Trade and other related programs.
  • The candidate should be willing to undertake the study in the southern corridor and parts of eastern corridor, such as Rwanda at the minimum possible cost.

How To Apply

The candidates must develop a five paged concept note together with their supervisors and must have an endorsement letter from their supervisors and should include the followingkey sections;

  • Indicate the country in which the study will be undertaken indicate the university of study, degree program being undertaken and indicative courses so far studied under this program
  • Clearly indicate what they are going to do and how they are going to do it (proposed methodology)
  • Linkage of academic study to overall fish trade project
  • How their project will contribute towards achievement of their national developmental goals
  • How they are going to collect data and analyze their data to ensure that the work is publishable and have an academic tone
  • Expected Results
  • An indicative budget for the whole study and workplan

Candidates shall be requested to attach transcripts from their masters course work and a letter of consent from supervisory committee.

The applications shall be addressed to
NEPAD Regional Fish Node
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Box 219
Email: fishnode@yahoo.com with copies to: lissubby@gmail.com ; ekaunda@yahoo.com ;
Cell numbers; +265999378275 and +265 999 510 796

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Masters Research Grants Fish Trade Program in Africa



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