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Irish Embassy in South Africa sends off 2014 Kader Asmal fellows

Group image from 2014 send-off reception for Kader Asmal Fellowship

Mrs Louise Asmal and Ambassador Ngwevela – Diplomatic Academy, Department of International Relations and Cooperation along with Mr Tony McCullagh - Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Bob Patterson - Head of Development, 2014 Kader Asmal fellows and others at the 2014 fellows send-off reception.

The first full cohort of 10 Kader Asmal fellows commenced their studies in Ireland in September 2014.

The fellows are undertaking Master’s studies across a range of disciplines including Management, Food Science, Agriculture and Rural Development, Social Policy, Development and Human Rights Law.

The Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Tony McCullagh together with Mrs Louise Asmal co-hosted the send-off reception for the fellows at the Residence of the Ambassador on 26 August 2014.  The reception was attended by members of Kader Asmal Advisory Council, representing Business Ireland South Africa, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Department of Higher Education and Training, Council for the Advancement of South African Constitution and staff from the Embassy.

South Africa is pleased to have met the target set for the 2014-15 intake. In 2013-14, South Africa participated in the fellowship programme on a pilot basis. The two fellowship awardees successfully completed their studies and returned to their respective jobs with AIDS Foundation and Gender Links, two of Irish Aid’s partner organisations.