Testimonials of Some Beneficiaries of ASMN Series 2.0 Virtual Bootcamp

Testimonials stand as a testament to the collective experiences and undeniable efforts exerted by each dedicated researcher within our vibrant community and intensive boot camp. These narratives are living proof of the transformative journey undertaken by our researchers, showcasing their unwavering commitment to effecting positive changes in their careers.

We are thrilled to witness a multitude of researchers stepping up, embracing strategic initiatives, and making resolute commitments that are poised to reshape the trajectory of their professional journeys.

If you happened to miss out on the opportunity to join our second cohort, fear not! The launch of Series 3.0 is just around the corner. Get ready to immerse yourself in a collaborative, empowering environment fostering growth and success. Stay tuned for the upcoming announcement – set your notifications, and be sure to follow our page for the exciting revelation of the next cohort. Your chance to embark on a transformative journey awaits!

Series 1.0 and Series 2.0 was both a huge success as DIaDeRC now houses over 620 researchers across the African continent and beyond. They include scholars with affiliations in the following countries: Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Germany, Ghana, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Mozambique,Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Renowned speakers, each with a distinctive expertise and a proven track record, provided insightful training to researchers, focusing on bringing out their best and equipping them with the essential skills to secure grants successfully.

Highlights of Series 2.0 are surmised herein:

Episode 1 (September 24, 2023) anchored Prof Evans Osabuohien, Founder Chair of DIaDeRC.  Introduction and Setting the Stage for Grant Writing Proposal 

Episode 2 (October 8, 2023) with Clare Hofmeyer, Senior Education and Training Manager, JPAL Africa as Guest speaker who joined the host (Prof Evans Osabuohien).  Practical Insights on Grant Writing and Execution 

Episode 3 (October 22, 2023) with Dr Ayodotun Stephen Ibidunni, Senior lecturer and HOD, Business Administration, Chrisland University as Guest Speaker who joined the host (Prof Evans Osabuohien). Insider’s Perspective on Publishing Reputable Outlets 

Episode 4 (12th November 2023) with Haoma Worgwu ((DIaDeRC Advisory Board Member) Certified LinkedIn Expert as Guest Speaker who joined the host (Prof Evans Osabuohien).  Collaboration and Partnership Building Successful Scholarly/Research Career 

Episode 5 (26th November 2023) with Prof Franklyn Lisk (DIaDeRC Advisory Board Member) and Daniel Sonnenstuhl. Networking, Experience Sharing and Conclusion

A few of the testimonials from Series 2.0  are appended herewith:

Similarly, brief information Series 1.0 Include:

Episode 1 (May 28, 2023)  Topic: DIaDeRC Launches African Scholars  Mentorship  Network (ASMN) Series

Episode 2 (June 11, 2023) anchored by Prof Evans Osabuohien,  Founder Chair of DIaDeRC. Topic: Acquire the Grant Winning Skills for Your Research and Project

Episode 3 (June 25, 2023), with Prof Simplice Asongu (DIaDeRC Advisory Board Member), Lead Economist and Director of the African Governance and Development Institute, Yaoundé, Cameroon, as Guest Speaker who joined Prof. Evans Osabuohien. Topic: ABC on Publishing in Reputable Outlets (Insiders’ Perspective)

Episode 4 (July 9, 2023), with Prof Simplice Asongu (DIaDeRC Advisory Board Member), Lead Economist and Director of the African Governance and Development Institute, Yaoundé, Cameroon, as Guest Speaker who joined Prof. Evans Osabuohien. Topic: Relevance of Collaboration and Partnership in Building Successful Scholarly Career

Episode 5 (July 23,  2023), with Faith Gabriel (OpenBinnacle Group) and Olasubomi Obadeyi (Innovations for Poverty Action Lab, IPA) as Guest Speakers join the host (Prof Evans Osabuohien) Topic: Conclusion and Networking (Experience Sharing). The Episode also entailed issuance of certificate of completion to participants who met the requirement as as the participants sharing lessons learnt.

Click Here to see Some of the Testimonials from Series 1.0.


A more comprehensive physical workshop is holding between 15th and 16th February 2024. 

It is a collaborative workshop with TASUED (Tai Solarin University of Education),  Ijagun, Ogun State. Details are on the Event Page on the Link.

You can’t afford to miss it!

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