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Transforming Children’s Lives: in Zambia

28 June 2017

Mothers of Africa is building the final stage of a combined school in rural Zambia.

If There Isn’t A Bridge, Find A Canoe

15 May 2017

Mr Adam Cairns was invited to visit Namibia by colleague and friend Professor Judith Hall, this is his story.

You want to give back to our Global Society?

18 August 2016

We are all so privileged.  Even in a global recession, we are all so privileged, many of us really feel this and want to give something back. Judith Hall explains how you can enrol on an opportunity of a lifetime.

Exchanging Cultural Understandings of Child Neglect

30 June 2016

Victoria Sharley, Doctoral Student, CASCADE (Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre) talks about her experience of travelling under the auspices of the Phoenix Project earlier this month.

“Across the Oceans and the Continents”

13 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Professor Judith Hall The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia, Professor Lazarus Hangula, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development, Professor Kenneth Matengu visited Cardiff in late May. The visit is part of the Phoenix Project led by Professor Judith Hall.    Professor Hangula said of our Phoenix Project Collaboration:  “Despite our geographic differences

Zebra Politics

10 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Mark Kelson Does the zebra have black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Scientifically speaking they are black with white stripes. However, I often indulge a more poetic description for problems like this taking inspiration from Seamus Heaney’s “Lovers on Aran” “Did sea define the land or land the sea? Each

Learning about University Teaching across Continents

8 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Dr Clare Kell The University of Namibia recognises the power of education to support individual and community development. Working towards its vision ‘to be a beacon of excellence in teaching, research and extension services’ UNAM launched its Diploma in Higher Education (similar to PgCUTL) in March 2016 with a cohort of academic and learning

Multilingual Namibia

6 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Professor Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies Language is the ultimate human technology, our most complex and vital tool. Without effective communication, our best plans fail and our best intentions remain unfulfilled. Yet language is not just a technology, it is an integral part of the social fabric of our lives, and it

Statistical Convergence

3 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Dr Mark Kelson, Research Fellow in Statistics There is a comforting nature to randomness. It is one of those things in life on which you can rely, whether it be examining knife crime in London or exploring the distribution of the lottery numbers. It turns out that randomness is pretty predictable. How reassuring it is then to discover that

Cardiff and Namibia Universities run first ever SADC Airway Conference

25 April 2016

No one should die because the person giving an anaesthetic can’t get oxygen into the patient!   People do die, and so Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project , University of Namibia  and the Namibian Ministry of Health are running Namibian Airway Management Conference (NAAME). We will develop airway management skills in the Southern African Development Community.