Development and Piloting of the ARI PhD Program is Funded by the EDULINK II ACP-EU Coopertaion Programme in Higher Education.

Phase II Strengthening Human Resource Capacity to Foster Agricultural and Rural Innovation in Eastern Africa (FED/2013/320-091)

News and Updates

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Student’s Intake

There are current 14 students undertaking training on the ARI PhD program for the academic year 2014/2015 in cohort three. Nine of these are Ugandans,  four are Kenyans and one Ethiopian.  They are currently in recess and the next semester resumes on 12th April 2015.

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AgTrain and ARI Training

The field-based training module was implemented on 8th-24th January 2014 in Nkozi sub-county, Mpigi district in Uganda. A total of 42 PhD students (21 AgTrain and 21 ARI), and 12 staff (5 from Europe and 7 from Africa) participated in the implementation of the module.

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Joint Module Delivery

Twelve (12) European staff and 36 African staff have participated in the joint module delivery for cohort two for the period 2013-2016. The second cohort of the ARI programme comprises of 18 students recruited from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Sudan, Ethiopia and Nigeria and fifty per cent of them are female.

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Feedback to the Community

Feedback to communities was organized in the Parishes of Nindye and Ggolo in Nkozi sub-county on 23rd January 2014. 214 people attended the sessions at Nindye and Ggolo parishes respectively; and 55 attended the session at Makerere University.

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