PARTICIPIA - Results Factsheet

The University of Botswana developed a novel Master’s Programme in Participatory Integrated Analysis of Energy Systems (MPIES). The Namibia University of Science and Technology approved a new Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Systems (MSES) combining the outcome of several EDULINK projects, including three PARTICIPIA modules. Stellenbosch University (SU) accredited two of the PARTICIPIA modules for integration within existing programmes. A massive open online course (MOOC) was developed and launched to support teaching.

Rural development - Results Factsheet

Models for sustainable community development were introduced into the courses offered by OWU with 6 specific thematic units and materials. The teaching materials were improved and adapted to local contexts. The teaching capacity of OWU was improved with the training of teachers in new technologies for sustainable renewable energy resources and small-scale conservation farming. The university has also increased its capacity to design and carry out research activities.

Academic Excellence on Agriculture and Food Security - Results Factsheet

Research and training in agriculture and food security have been designed that foster inter-institutional networking for southern African universities. An interactive multi-disciplinary online platform focused on food security has been established and three institutional reports and one combined report have provided specific overviews of women’s access to education and food security status.

Aquaculture and fisheries - Results Factsheet

"The capacity to host a regional academic programme for a PhD training programme in aquaculture and fisheries at LUANAR (Malawi) has been enhanced:
- An international academic advisory board for quality assurance has been established.
- Implementation of best practices for graduate programmes is in place.
- A framework for the establishment of an international programmes office is in place.
- Curriculum for PhD in aquaculture and fisheries science has been revised and piloted."

PEESA - Results Factsheet

"Advanced curricular on energy efficiency aligned with European quality standards for engineering education, including:
- 3 MTech Master programmes in energy efficiency developed, of which 2 have been implemented;
- 3 MEng Master programmes in energy efficiency developed;
- 69 students recruited in the implemented Master programmes;
- 94 teaching staff members involved in international exchanges;
- 10 teaching staff members trained in online courses;
- 123 academic staff members trained in quality teaching;
- 11 scientific papers published."

JENGA - Results Factsheet

Flexible and experimental teaching methods were introduced, aimed at academic capacity building for energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies in construction. Existing curricula for architecture education were enhanced by introducing design-build projects, a special type of problem-based learning. Through joint studio teaching, staff members were exposed to international developments and for the first time students experienced hands-on activities embedded in their academic training.

LeNS.es - Results Factsheet

"Curricular and lifelong learning capacity was built on ‘System Design for Sustainable Energy for All’ with the inclusion of equity and gender issues:
- Four pilot and four permanent curricular courses have been implemented in the participating African HEIs.
- Four lifelong learning modules have been implemented targeting local stakeholders in the participating African countries.
- An Open Learning E-Platform has been established.
- An international conference was organised and an international students’ design prize awarded.

SAPHE - Results Factsheet

"Designed and delivered quality study programmes: MSc in Agroforestry and Master in Geo-Information technology, in high level skills required by the national and regional labour markets.
Upgraded qualifications of academic and library and information science staff of four African universities through training programmes on Agroforestry, Geo-Information Technology, Agroforestry and HIV/AIDS, Agroforestry and Gender Issues, and Information Literacy for Agri-Food.
Improved institutional frameworks through academic internationalisation."

RENet - Results Factsheet

"Three programmes developed and/or revised:
- MSc degree for UEH designed and curricula developed.
- A new academic track in renewable energy within the MSc in Electro-mechanic Engineering developed and approved.
- UO has opened a new expert course in Renewable Energy within the framework of its MSc in Energy Efficiency.
Professional courses developed with a training-of-trainers programme.
Laboratories designed and equipped in each of the three partner universities and an e-learning platform developed."

EPIC - Results Factsheet

By means of a twin-track approach, the EPIC project has developed and accredited 2 joint master programme degrees in Renewable Energy Management in Fiji and Papua New Guinea and established 2 Centres of Renewable Energy to foster stakeholder cooperation, cross-cutting research and general awareness on RE issues. As such, in both countries EPIC contributed to bridging the gap between the existing policies on renewable energy targets and the human and institutional capacities to achieve them.