The Royal Agricultural University has been offering a pathway specialising in cliamte change within its successful MSc International Rural Development for several years now. The main programme focuses on our traditional strengths in agriculture and the agrarian rural community and weaves in the forward looking focus of climate change as a key dimension of sustainable development
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The University of Nairobi (UoN) through the Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) is scheduled to host the Norman E. Borlaug (LEAP) conference on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS). The event is expected to bring together more than 100 participants with a majority being beneficiaries of the Borlaug (LEAP) fellowships. Other stakeholders also expected to attend the conference include; scientists, policymakers, former Borlaug LEAP Fellows, Mentors, and USAID representatives.
Intra-ACP Academic mobility Project: Inter-University Co-operation to Train Crop Scientists for Enhancing Agriculture in Africa (CSAA)
What is the programme about? The ACP-EU under its academic mobility programme, Mwalimu Nyerere, has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities. In this mobility programme twelve African partner institutions will collaborate in the training of professionals to enhance agricultural productivity and assure food security for sub-Saharan Africa. 43 Masters and 20 PhD will be trained in the thematic areas of Plant Production and Protection, Environment and Adaptation to Climate Change, Management of Protected Areas and Natural Grasslands, Dryland Management for Agriculture, Agro-forestry and Environment, Research Methods and Approaches in Agriculture and Women and Gender in Agriculture. In addition 10 administrative staff will participate in a capacity building program mainly in areas of financial and international student management among others. Mobility partners will either act as sending and/or hosting institutions. The project will provide fellowships for full degree programs (PhDs and MSc) as well as short term mobility for students and staff and will run from 2014 until 2018.
The University of Nairobi (UoN) through the Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) will collaborate with Yatta community’s Operation Mwolyo Out (OMO) project with an aim of strengthening action research and outreach components for effective delivery of technologies to the community. This was revealed during a one day field visit to the OMO Project in Yatta on 1st November 2013.