The Global Accessibility, Innovation, and Care (GAIC) Network started its new year on Friday, September 16th, 2022.
The first meeting this autumn semester was held last Friday and had more than 25 research students and supervisors across Europe and Africa. A total of 32 Masters and PhD students were grouped according to different peer groups that reflect their research areas which include the following -
• Resilience in Unstable Situations,
• FAIR Based Data Management for Quality of Health Care
• Health Informatics
• FAIR Based Data Analytics
• Governance and Social Transformation Process
• Mental Health in Unstable Situations
• Health Resilience
• PhD Advanced Group
The peer groups were created for the candidates to exchange ideas, give support, review each other, prepare joint presentations and prepare publications.
GAIC Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen encouraged the PhD candidates and supervisors to present their research ideas. This will foster intellectual exchange and mutual development among the research students.
Researchers and Supervisors working with GAIC deeply care about the most pressing global, social, digital, and health-related issues. Over the years, researchers under GAIC Network have been studying changes in society, access to health care, and global changes in demographics and technology. From 2021 to 2022, GAIC researchers released over 40 publications.
The Global Accessibility, Innovation, and Care (GAIC) Network comprises researchers drawn from institutions across Africa and Europe which include - Kampala International University, Tilburg University, Leiden University, Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN)-Africa, Digital Innovations and Skill Hub (DISH). GAIC supervisors include KIU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen, coordinator of GAIC; Prof. Dr. Francisca Oladipo, the executive coordinator of VODAN Africa, Prof Ronald de Jong, and other international experts