In 2014, the Gerda Henkel Foundation initiated a scholarship programme supporting young humanities scholars from Africa and Southeast Asia in honour of the foundation's founder, Lisa Maskell. It is the largest international support programme for PhD students in the history of the Foundation. The Lisa Maskell Fellowships aim to strengthen universities in the partner countries, to counter the outflow of qualified young scholars and to ensure the doctoral students enjoy excellent academic training.
In the following months, L.I.S.A. will publish interviews with the Lisa Maskell Fellows from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, in which they will talk about their research projects as well as their experiences during their academic career and the Lisa Maskell fellowship.
This week we welcome Kabaso Kabwe from Zambia. After graduating from the University of Western Cape in South Africa, she started his PhD in Political Science with the thesis The Utility of Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework for Assessing Policy Implementation: A Case Study of Mobile Hospitals in Lusaka Province, Zambia at Stellenbosch University in 2016. Kabaso Kabwe has had to withdraw from the programme since then due to personal reasons and she has relocated to Johannesburg to continue work on her thesis there.