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REFOREST Programme

A Regional Research School in Forest Sciences (REFOREST) is a new, innovative, interdisciplinary and unique regional PhD degree programme for training future generation forest scientists in Africa. The programme is hosted at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and is anchored in partnerships where universities in the region in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) support PhD training in forest sciences.

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Impacting and improving livelihoods and environment in Africa

REFOREST Programme brings together intellectual resources within Eastern and Southern Africa and from across different regions of the world to build up scientific excellence in forest sciences within the region. Through an innovative regional approach, it strengthens partnerships, where several universities join hands to support a regional PhD training programme.

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Orientation of Resource Persons
Orientation of Resource Persons

The REFOREST Programme organized a combined face-to face and zoom workshop from 20th to 22nd January 2021 to orientate resource persons involved in teaching the PhD courses during the first semester (January-June 2021).   The 25 participants came from all the…

The orientation week for Sida funded PhD Forest Sciences students under the REFOREST Programme
The orientation week for Sida funded PhD Forest Sciences students under the REFOREST Programme

Group Photo: PhD Forest Sciences Students with various University Leaders during the opening session of the orientation week program (11th January 2021) A total of twenty deserving PhD Scholarship applicants were awarded REFOREST PhD scholarships to undertake the PhD Forest…

REFOREST Programme PhD Scholarships Awardees
REFOREST Programme PhD Scholarships Awardees

In May, 2020 REFOREST Programme hosted at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and supported by Sida announced a call for 20 PhD scholarships in Forest Sciences. Following this call, the programme received 334 applications (18% were female). REFOREST Programme Academic…