Friday, 14 November 2014

Another lightning strike kills goats

Barely a week after a small-stock farmer lost 71 goats to lightning in Okakarara Constituency another 20 goats and a herding dog were killed by lightning in the Otjinene Constituency. 
The incident happened at Okazapamba village during the wee hours of Wednesday 12 November. According to Kasukoo Kamurongo, a farmer, “We heard a heavy thunder clap and lightning seemed to fill our house. The next morning we found the 20 goats dead in the kraal with their herding dog. All the dead goats had burn marks on their stomachs. The surviving dog and a ram showed heavily swollen limbs.” The owner of the goats, Unomasa Kamutanda Mbaisa was not in the village during the incident, but said that he is so heartbroken to lose everything. “I'm only left with about eight goats, three goats with four lambs and the one ram.” 
Objects struck by lightning experience heat and magnetic forces of great magnitude. The heat created by lightning currents travelling through a tree may vaporise its sap, causing an explosion that bursts the trunk. 
Humans or animals struck by lightning may suffer severe injury due to internal organ and nervous system damage. As lightning mostly seeks the highest structure that can relay the electric charge to the ground it is very important to keep livestock away from trees during a thunder storm.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Namibia: Lightning wipes out goat herd

A small-stock farmer in Okatjoruu a village in Okotjituoo, Okakarara Constituency, Uaruavi Nguvauva lost 71 goats and a herding dog to lightning and heavy rains last weekend (1 November 2014) between 19h00 and 20h00. 
Nguvauva said on that evening they experienced heavy thunder and lightning and the following day he was told that his goats were struck by lightning. “I was only left with 20 goats with their lambs, the rest of the carcasses we had to bury as we don’t know whether such meat is fit for human consumption,” he said.
In another incident that took place in the village of Vaalgras and Klein Vaalgras in the Karas Region, situated 60km northeast of Keetmanshoop, serious damage to infrastructure was caused by heavy rain and hail last Sunday. The entire town was left in darkness when electrical and telephone poles in the village were demolished, while the roofs of about 12 houses were blown off by strong winds. The rain measured an  estimated 20 to 35mm.
The Vaalgras Primary School sustained serious damage as electrical appliances, including computers were destroyed. Special inspectors from the Ministry of Works and Transport visited the school to inspect the damages and evaluate the cost to cover the damages. The school, founded in 1969, has 160 learners from Grades 1 to 7 and six teachers.


Zambia: Lightning kills mother, 33, baby, 2

MUBANGA NONDO, Ndola a 33-YEAR-OLD woman and her two-year-old baby of Kalende in Luanshya’s Maposa West died after being struck by lightning.

Copperbelt commissioner of police Joyce Kasosa said that Joyce Kampumbula and her baby Mwafwenyeo died on Monday (03/11/2014) around 13:30 hours after being struck by lightning during a downpour.
She said the incident happened when Ms Kapumbula, who had the toddler strapped on her back, entered a grass-thatched hut for shelter when it started raining.
“But lightning struck the hut instantly killing the two,” Ms Kasosa said.
She said another person who was with the deceased sustained minor burns and was treated at Thompson Hospital and discharged.
The bodies are in Thompson Hospital mortuary.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Zimbabwe: 60 Police Recruits Struck By Lightning

21 October 2014

At least 50 police recruits escaped death by a whisker after a tent they were using during training at Lowdale Training Centre in Shamva was struck by a bolt of lightning, injuring three of them last Thursday.
While official figures indicated that there were 50 recruits and three were injured, impeccable police sources at Morris Depot said there were 60 recruits and 15 of them were injured, eight seriously.  The sources said of the eight seriously injured, six were still admitted at Morris Depot Camp Clinic by yesterday, while two were at Parirenyatwa Hospital. The sources said the bolt of lightning struck while the recruits were on a shooting training session.
But police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi yesterday said all the affected recruits had since resumed training. "Three recruits sustained minor injuries and were taken to Parirenyatwa Hospital for further management," he said. "They were admitted for two days and later discharged."
The incident involving recruits from Morris Depot occurred between 6pm and 7pm, while the 15 injured were all females. The number of instructors who were accompanying the recruits could not be established, but seven of the recruits were examined and discharged after their degree of injuries was said to be minor. Although details were still sketchy by yesterday, police sources said the recruits were conducting a shooting exercise at the farm as part of their training. They were struck by lightning following rains that were experienced in some of parts of the country last Thursday.
The Herald understands that recruits usually undergo one-week training sessions at the farm, conducting shooting exercises with FN rifles and other weapons as part of their training. This was the first incident in which recruits and members of the police are struck by lightning during training in the country.
Several people have been killed, while others were injured after being struck by lightning in recent months and years. In February this year, several people were left homeless after five homesteads were struck by lightning in Muzarabani. Last year, 38 people were struck by lightning across the country during the rainy season.
Lightning is described by experts as a powerful sudden flow of electricity (an electrostatic discharge) accompanied by thunder that occurs during a storm. The discharge will travel between the electrically charged regions within a thundercloud, or between a cloud and another cloud, or between a cloud and the ground. The charged regions within the atmosphere temporarily equalise themselves through a lightning flash, commonly referred to as a strike if it hits an object on the ground. There are three primary types of lightning: from a cloud to itself (intra-cloud or IC); from one cloud to another cloud (CC) and between a cloud and the ground (CG). Although lightning is always accompanied by the sound of thunder, distant lightning may be seen, but may be too far away for the thunder to be heard.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Lightning strikes 9 pupils in Tororo, Uganda

Tororo- Nine pupils at Abubakari Primary School in Tororo Municipality were on Monday (20/10/2014) admitted in critical condition to Tororo hospital after they were struck by lightning.
A doctor at the hospital Andrew Opete said the children, who had been unconscious, had gained stability. “We are doing everything possible, in fact, they are already out of danger,” Dr Opete said.
Those admitted include Hahfa Binti Rasul (P.7), Ibrahim Walugo (P.6), Kefas Gonyil (P.4), Edrisa Hifude (P.5), Abdu Wahab Kato (P.5), Eddi Ojambo (P.4), Abdushakus Swale (P.4), Araphat Kakule (P.6) and Swaibu Wasswa (P.6).
According to Ms Rose Atabong, a teacher at the school, said the children had been playing in the school compound when lightning struck.
“It was not even raining and the children were just playing in the compound,” she said.
However, the school does not have lightning arresters, which contravene the Ministry of Education policy guidelines.
Tororo Municipality inspector of schools Patrick Ereboi blamed the school for failing to install the arresters, saying: “We inspected Abubakari P/S early this month and recommended that the school installs a lightening arrester and fire extinguishers for the children’s safety. But we are surprised that they haven’t put those facilities in place up to now.”
Only nine schools out 15 in Tororo Municipality have lightning arrestors.


Saturday, 4 October 2014

Lightning injures students in Mwanza

Seventeen Kabuhoro Secondary School students in the city of Mwanza survived death on Wednesday, when they got hit by lightning following the ongoing heavy rains in the entire Lake Zone.

The seasonal short rains have began across the country accompanied by calamities involving lightning in some areas. Police here confirmed the incident.
According to the Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Valentino Mlowola, 17 students at Kabuhoro Secondary School in the municipality have been reported to be injured.
“Yes, we have confirmed the incident of lightning at the school,but reports we gathered have it that their condition is improving with medical treatment at the Sekou Toure Regional Hospital,” he said.
He said that 14 students got some electrical shocks and were rushed to the hospital and treated accordingly. Three students have been admitted for more investigations and closer medical attention.
However, Commander Mlowola said that in normal circumstances the police are not in the position to issue further public caution following the incident, since lightning is a natural calamity that cannot be controlled.
Commenting on the incident, the Regional Academic Officer, Mr Gervase Sezulu, said that Form Four students were in their classroom when they met the accident at 8.00 in the morning.
He challenged the government to make sure the school buildings and classrooms that are under construction are safeguarded with preventive gear like stable health wires to help regulate the possible effects of natural attacks that usually arrive unexpectedly.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lightning kills 3 children, injures four other people

A lightning bolt has struck and killed three children as heavy rains hit Kabale district.
Four other people sustained injuries after being struck on Sunday (28th Spetember 2014) night. The dead are all from Nyamasiizi Parish in Hamurwa Sub County.
The heavy downpour which started on Sunday evening extended to morning hours of Monday triggering off mudslides in the area that blocked the roads.
The dead have been identified as Zozima Mucunguzi, son of Francis Karabaye; Martin Akankwasa, a son of Deus Bandonda and Nalsi Byarugaba  a son to Silva Tirwomwe all residents of Nyamasiizi. All the dead were children below the age of 16.
Ivan Byamukama, an area resident says that the locals started running for shelter when the lightning struck several times. The deceased had taken shelter at a house belonging to Francis Karabaye when they were struck.
Four other people who were injured in separate strikes are receiving treatment at Rubanda Health Centre IV in Hamurwa Town council –Rubanda East County.
Kigezi regional Police spokesperson Elly Maate confirms the incident and says that the only important issue is strengthening the safety measures.
Rubanda county East Member of Parliament Henry Musasizi told URN on phone that the the leadership will continue to sensitize the locals on the safety precautions to escape lightning.
Lightning strikes in the Kigezi region are quite common with the most affected areas being the districts of Kisoro and Kabale.
The strikes usually become common between the months of September and December when heavy rains hit the area.
In October 2013, five people were killed after being struck by lightning in separate incidents.
The incidents took place in Rwamucucu and Kashambya sub counties.
On the 16th of September 2012 seven people were killed in Kabale and Kisoro districts.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Steel manufacturer says power surges caused Shs3b losses- Uganda

Steel manufacturer, Roofings Group, has said it has lost equipment worth of $1.2 million (Shs3.1 billion) over the last 10 months due to power surges.
The Group technical director, Mr Sheikh Arif, said he believes the surges were caused by lightning strikes to electrical sub-stations, which distribute power to businesses and homes, as well as old equipment at the sub stations.
Another likely cause of the unstable power, according to the manufacturer, may be the erratic use of electricity, such as turning large motors on and off abruptly by neighbouring factories in the Namanve Industrial Area, he said.
“It is not power cuts, it is the power spikes,” Mr Arif said, clarifying the alleged source of his company’s losses to reporters and parliamentarians at the Namanve factory on Wednesday.
“If power goes off, the production line stops. The material we would have been producing [when the surge happens] goes to waste,” Mr Arif explained, adding that the surges occur almost on a daily basis.
Umeme head of communications Henry Rugamba, who confirmed his company is aware of the electricity issues Roofings Group faces, said: “I know the frustration of businesses and domestic customers,” adding that Umeme has responded to “any issues (they) report, but it is all infrastructure issues,” he said.
He added that improvements to electricity lines running to other industrial areas, like the Kampala-Mukono line, have been made in the last year.
“That has ensured better power to companies with more manageable electricity demands than the Roofings Group,” he said.
Still, the negative effects of unstable electricity on the productivity of businesses are widely recognized, including in a 2013 report by the World Bank. The bank’s ‘World Doing Business Report’ also notes that unreliable power can prevent companies from receiving a full return on the investments made, into machinery and properties, for example, by restricting productive capacity.
“To mitigate the problem of unstable electricity, you require an upgrade of the [power] line and the sub-stations because the sub-stations are quite old,” Mr Arif said, suggesting sub-stations belonging to electricity companies should be upgraded to stabilize power. “Once you have the
upgrade, the losses could be reduced.”

Source: Daily Monitor Uganda (

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Luanshya Schools Lack Lightning arrestors-Education Board [Zambia]

Time Posted: September 11, 2014 7:04 am

Luanshya District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Rogers Chisenga has observed that most schools in the district were not well insulated with lightening arrestors as they have had the implements stolen.
The observation follows yesterday’s incident in which 12 pupils and three teachers from Luashya Central Secondary School were struck by lightning following unexpected rains that left a trail of destruction.
Mr Chisenga said there is urgent need to source money for the installation and replacement of lightening arresters in all schools in the district to avoid similar future incidences.
He was speaking in Luanshya today when he visited Luanshya Central secondary school to appreciate the extent of damage left by the lengthening which swept through a classroom block.
He noted with regret that most schools in the district were old and that their electrical insulation had grown weak, while in some other schools the installations have been stolen.
Mr Chisenga stated that his office was urgently working towards restoring power and water to the school to ensure adequate preparation of final examinations for Grades 12 and nines.
And school head teacher Chanda Nsofwa said all the 13 pupils were in a stable condition and that some had even reported for school.
He however said the school had engaged the local water utility company to consider opening up a direct connection to the school to avoid disruption of the school calander as examination classes were doing their final preparations.
Meanwhile, Luanshya District Commissioner Harold Mbaulu attributed the incident to poor wiring at the school.
Yesterday, 15 people sustained injuries when lightning struck through a classroom block following unexpected heavy rains that also left a trail of destruction as people were caught unaware.
Business came to a standstill in the central district as traders panicked to secure their merchandise as a heavy down pour surged the district.
Taxi drivers evaded the streets to catch customers who had no choice but to seek refuge from them.
A taxi driver Martin Kaputani said the rains were a blessing as they had boosted business which was until then was slow.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Lightning kills 2 in Mityana, uganda

A heavy down pour has left 3 people dead; two of the deceased were struck by lightning.

Police identified the deceased as Vincent Mawanda, a resident of Nakyerira in Bulera Sub County, Mityana district.

Mawanda was struck by lightning as he was resting in his bedroom.

The second victim was a 16-year-old Joseph Walusimbi a student at St Kizito Bbanda SS in S2. The incident occurred at Lusalira landing site in Bbanda Sub County.

Another victim John Yiga a resident of Bekiina in Butayunja Sub County, a boda boda cyclist was hit by a tree as he was riding back home.

Latiff Zaake, the Mityana District Police Commander confirmed the disaster.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Three dead in Kenya

Three women have been killed by lightning in Masabo village, Kiamokama division in Kisii County.
The 3 were killed while working on a farm in the area

Masaba South OCPD Martha Ng'etich confirmed the incident saying the dead included two women and a class 8 pupil.

The class 8 pupil was set to sit for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) at the end of the year.

According to the residents, there were signs of rain in the area but it had not yet started raining when the lightning struck.

Eye witnesses say that the 3 had been burnt beyond recognition.

Relatives, teachers and pupils gathered to stare at the tree where the 3 met their death.

The head teacher of Chironge Primary School John Ogucha termed the incident as “tragic”

The bodies have been taken to Gucha Sub District Hospital in Keroka.


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Leader in drive to buy Lightning conductors for School

Leaders in Bushenyi have launched a campaign for installing lightning arrestors to protect lives and property following recent incidents where lightning struck two schools in the district.
Eight pupils of Buramba Primary School in Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality were killed by lightning, 17 others and a teacher injured last week. Early this month, lightning struck Bunyarigi Primary School in the Bushenyi Municipality injuring six pupils.
The drive, dubbed ‘Lightning Arrestors Campaign’ was launched on Friday at Buramba during the requiem service for the deceased. The LC5 chairperson, Mr Willis Bashaasha, appealed to the leaders to “wake up” and start forging ways of helping people because they are voted and appointed to serve people, protect their lives and property.
Urged to act
“We cannot sit and wait for the government to give us everything. We are the government,” Mr Bashaasha said. The campaign kicked off with a fundraising where Shs2 million was collected to buy an arrestor for Buramba Primary School.
Mr Bashaasha said the drive will continue until all public places install lightning arrestors.
Bushenyi-Ishaka MP Odo Tayebwa said the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness would help families that lost their children.
Presiding over the requiem service, the Rt Rev. Yona Mwesigwa Katoneene, the Bishop of West Ankole Diocese, said the public should repent of negligence and look for aggressive ways to avoid such tragedies. He pledged spiritual and financial support to the campaign.

Monday, 4 August 2014


The dreadful tragedies of eight school children killed and 23 injured by lightning in one incident in Uganda on July 24 and the two school children killed in Kenya this week remind us of the thousands of people who are killed every year across Africa by lightning and other weather hazards.  The African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics (ACLE) headquartered at Makerere University Business School was formed to decrease these tragedies by giving public safety and injury prevention education, mounting warning systems, providing graduate education to train lightning and weather experts for Africa, pressing for lightning protection in schools and other vital public buildings, training lightning protection specialists and a range of other activities.  National Centres in countries across Africa act as partners in this effort utilizing their particular regional and local knowledge, personnel and talents.  
In addition to loss of life, lightning and other weather hazards can cause damage to infrastructure, utility transmission, electronics, oil and gas installations and other equipment that is vital to day-to-day life as well as to the greater development of the economies of Africa.  Beyond the immediate effect, there is ‘‘down-time’ and loss of productivity, cost of equipment replacement and repair, loss of data and records, and other retarding effects on economic activity.  For individuals, families, and small businesses, it may include food spoilage, loss of employment time and profit.
ACLE proposes to participate in the Lake Victor Basin Commission call for projects by forming partnerships with weather detection companies, national and local meteorological programs, telecommunications programs and others to provide weather warnings to people living near and depending on Lake Victoria for their livelihood.  In addition, ACLE proposes to work with media and educators to disseminate lightning safety information, collect data on injuries and to use the data to study the effectiveness of any interventions to determine ‘best practices’ that may be effective for other venues. 
ACLE looks forward to contributing to the safety and wellbeing of the people of Africa, allowing them greater security in which to raise their families and pursue their work as well as to contribute to the growing prosperity of the African business and technological communities.   

Prof. Emerita MaryAnn Cooper

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Lightning kills 8 pupils in Uganda- public reactions

PUPILS, teachers, parents and the neighbours of Buramba Primary School in Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality, were on Thursday (24th July 2014) evening left in shock, after lightning struck eight pupils to death and left 23 critically injured.
The shocking incident happened at 4:45 PM during a simple drizzle, as the pupils were in class for evening lessons at the school.

 It is reported that Lightning had struck another school, Bunyarigi Primary School, in the same area, 14 days prior to this tragic incident, but there were no reported casualties due to the school having lightning conductors installed on their classrooms.

Below are some of the reactions by some of the prominent locals to the incident : (translated to English from the original language used)

Bishop for the Diocese: "This has been an eye opener to us because we have not been minding about installing the metals that arrest Lightning. God will protect all the pupils and parents going forward"

MP Ishaka Municipality: "I have spoken with the minister for disaster preparedness, and I will prepare a report and take it to his office to see if there are ways we can support the families."

Education Officer Ishaka Municipality: "It's been less than 2 weeks since lightning struck Bunyarigi (primary school), and now see what has happened here. I can assure the parents that we will not allow this to happen again"

School Headmistress: "We have been struck by lightning, because even the other pupils are afraid and have not reported back to school. I request parents not to abandon the school, and send pupils back. We plead with all who can support us to raise money to buy Lightning arrestors"

Friday, 25 July 2014

Lightning kills 8 pupils in Uganda

PUPILS, teachers, parents and the neighbours of Buramba Primary School in Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality, were on Thursday evening left in shock, after lightning struck eight pupils to death and left 23 critically injured.
The shocking incident happened at 4:45 PM during a simple drizzle, as the pupils were in class for evening lessons at the school.
According to the Bushenyi District Police Commander SP Richard Anyama, the lightning struck only P.6 and P.7 classes.
The dead pupils included four girls and four boys and 6 of them were in P.7 while two were in Primary 6.
31 pupils were struck down, of whom 8 died on the spot and 23 were rushed to Kampala International University (KIU) Western Campus in Ishaka Town, where they are being treated.
Anyama confirmed the dead as Guston Mukundamukama P7, Hillary Tusiime (13) P7, Agnes Kyomugisha (14) P.7, Junior Nuwahereza (16) P7, Danson Nuwamanya P7, Grace Ainembabazi (14) P7, Anitah Nuwandita (14) P6 and Confort Akampurira (12) P6.
Efforts to contact the school’s head teacher were futile.
This was the second time it rained in the area in recent days and also for the first time in a number of years in the middle of a dry spell.
On Sunday, a heavy downpour characterized by strong winds and hailstones, destroyed plantations and livestock in the adjacent areas of Nyamitanga, Kyamutiganzi and Irembezi, all in Kyabugimbi sub county in Bushenyi district.

Friday, 4 July 2014

A case of Side flash!

ETOWAH, Ark. (July 3, 2014) Steven Shepherd, 16, died in a hospital after lightning struck him as he stood outside of a church in the Carroll’s Corner community in Arkansas, a sheriff says.
Shepherd was standing next to a tree Tuesday night when a storm began to move in, Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook said.
The boy’s mother was working inside the church with others and began to look for him after noticing he was missing.
The teenager was found lying face down next to a tree that had been struck by lightning.
He was taken to the South Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Osceola, where he later died.


short lightning safety YouTube releases

Hello - I thought you might like to see a couple of short lightning safety
YouTube releases as examples of what can be done and easily transmitted by
Facebook, YouTube, etc. 

If any of you want to modify any of the materials at the website
( for your country to be in the languages your
country uses and to show situations and people and dress that would be
native to your area or to use, the people at our National Weather Service
(particularly John Jensenius)have worked with many non-US people to provide
the source materials that can be modified for use in your country or region.

Here's a great article based on an interview John Jensenius  (the father of
lightning safety week) recently did.  He focuses on the ones that are
DANGEROUS, not the common but harmless myths:

John's 2013 Lightning Safety Message:

John's 2014 Lightning Safety Message:

Lightning Safety website:

Here's one done by Ryan Blumenthal, MD, from South Africa:

Mary Ann Cooper, MD, Founding Director
African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetism
Professor Emerita, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Illinois @ Chicago
  National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
                  Last full week of June


Monday, 30 June 2014

Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS): Call for Applications for 2014-15

Greetings from the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)!!
2.       The NAM S&T Centre invites applications from the scientists, technologists and engineers of the developing countries for the award of the Fellowships under its ‘Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS)’ scheme for the year 2014-15. The RTF-DCS Programme was initiated by the Centre two years ago with full financial support of the Government of India, Department of Science & Technology (DST) and is aimed at capacity building of the developing countries in the fields of Science & Technology through the affiliation of their scientists with the Indian scientific and academic Centres of Excellence.
3.       The salient features of the RTF-DCS programme are as under:-
         (i)    No. of Fellowships: 20
         (ii)   Duration of Fellowship: 6 months
(iii)  Broad Disciplines, in which Fellowship are available: Agricultural Sciences; Biological and Medical Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Earth Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Materials, Minerals and Metallurgy; and Multi-disciplinary & Other Areas.
(iv)  Eligibility Conditions: Scientists/ researchers from any developing country (except India) below 40 years of age, possessing at least a Master’s Degree in any Natural Science subject or equivalent degree in Engineering or Medicine and allied disciplines.
(v)  Financial Terms: Full financial assistance to the Fellows, including (a) round trip international airfare by excursion/economy class, (b) a consolidated monthly Fellowship amount of Indian Rupees (INR) 35,000 [about US$575 at the current exchange rate] (non-taxable) to cover accommodation, meals  and  other miscellaneous expenses and (c) a one-time grant of INR 15,000 [about US$250] for domestic travel, including airport transfers, visiting research institutions, attending scientific events and field-trips within India. The Indian host institutions will also be suitably compensated for their services for implementation of the programme.
4.       Detailed guidelines of the Fellowship scheme are given in the attached Announcement Brochure.
To prepare the proposal, the applicants should carefully study the material available in these guidelines. It is advisable for an applicant to make a prior contact with an institution where work is in progress in the area of interest to the applicant or a concerned Indian scientist, and obtain consent that the applicant, if selected, will be accepted to work in the institution on the proposed research project. A copy of the consent letter should be enclosed with the application. A suggestive list of Indian academic and research institutions has been enclosed with the Announcement, but the applicant is free to contact any other institution in India about which information may be gathered either through Internet search or other means.
However, even if an applicant has not been able to secure such prior consent, the NAM S&T Centre will try to find a suitable matching institution for him/her.
5.       Application should be submitted to the NAM S&T Centre in the prescribed format (enclosed with the Brochure). Only electronic communication will be accepted, therefore filled-in application form and the enclosures should be sent as attachments to an e-mail, after scanning the documents wherever required. Please do not send hard copies of the application.
6.       Selection will be made by an International Selection Committee and will be based on the quality of the research proposal submitted by the applicant, applicant’s academic merit and available slots in the Fellowship scheme.
7.       The last date for submission of completed application form along with required enclosures is Monday, 14th  July 2014
You are earnestly requested to please widely disseminate this announcement to the concerned researchers and research institutions in your country.

If you are interested, send email to