Strengthening Human Resource Capacity to Foster Agricultural and Rural Innovation in Eastern Africa is a new initiative financed under the ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Higher Education EDULINK II. The overall objective is to pilot the regional PhD programme in Agricultural and Rural Innovation (ARI), facilitate online delivery of some modules for reduction of cost of implementation, and bring together centres of excellence and experimentation.
Specifically the project seeks to: 1. Facilitate mobility of students and staff for capacity strengthening of the partner institutions and mutual learining; 2. Reduce cost of mobility and enable wider access to ARI PhD programme through online delivery of some modules; 3. Establish national stakeholder platforms to guide training and research in agricultural and rural innovation; 4. Link ARI and AgTrain for mutual learning and experimentation between students and staff from east africa and Europe.
The project targets PhD candidates for the ARI PhD Programme and academic staff of Makerere University in Uganda, Egerton University in Kenya and Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania as well as PhD candidates from AgTrain PhD programme in Europe.