Professor David O. Olukanni, of the Department of Civil Engineering, Pioneer Director, Covenant University Central Instrumentation Facility (CUCIRF), recently secured a European Union grant under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme which supports mobility of students, faculty and staff within Africa, with the overall objective of enhancing human capital development in Africa, while strengthening intra-African collaboration in higher education as called for by Agenda 2063. The group project titled; “Africa Sustainable Infrastructure Mobility” was one of the seven accepted proposal for co-funding among the 142 eligible applications. The proposal funding is up to 1,384,150.00 Euro, and the first European Union Grant offered to Covenant University. This again puts Covenant University on the list of beneficiaries of the EU funded project for the year 2020 call. Partner institutions for this grant are from University of Johannesburg, Ardhi University, University of Malawi, and the EU Technical partner, Leeds Beckett University. The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa and aims to promote sustainable development by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa. The primary objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced mobility between African countries. This grant offers scholarship for postgraduate students at Master and PhD levels for Credit and Degree seeking candidates.
Prof. Olukanni’s current area of research includes: Waste Management and Its applications; Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management; Wastewater Treatment System; Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) programs; Rural/Urban Sanitation and Hygiene studies; Water Supply in rural and urban communities. He teaches courses in Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, and has supervised and mentored several students towards the award of their various degrees. He has keen interest in Engineering Education with strong passion for sustainability. He is the cluster head: Urban Environmental Issues and National Development at Covenant University.
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For scholarship opportunities on the project, interested applicants can visit to the ASIM official website: https://asim.co.za/