Junior Scholar Conference Travel Award Program

This year’s conference marks the launch of a new program, the “Junior Scholar Conference Travel Award for the  Annual Conference on Child Behavioral Health in Sub-Saharan Africa.” We are delighted to have awarded scholarships to 19 young Ugandan scholars, 13 senior six students in high school and 6 university students from a total of 11 different Ugandan schools. All interested in behavioral health, the students had the opportunity to attend sessions throughout the entire conference day on July 31st, and further inquire about professional and academic experiences from a panel of young scholars at SMART Africa and ICHAD. Through this annual program, SMART Africa and ICHAD intend to generate interest in child behavioral health and research among the new generation of students, and further strengthen the pipeline of child behavioral health researchers and practitioners in Sub-Saharan Africa.