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MAINBIOSYS - Results Factsheet

Universities have acquired skills to train competent experts in sustainable agriculture, via the transfer of knowledge and research methodology and the development of six replicable demonstration plots. Academics are now able to incorporate new concepts into their curricular programmes, ensuring their students acquire competencies in innovative solutions in bio-farming and sustainability. Laboratory experiences and exchanges at Unimol have improved the technical and research skills of academic staff.

Construction en synergie avec les milieux socioprofessionnels - Results Factsheet

A two year master's degree programme, conforming to the LMD system has been developed, implemented and accredited in Benin, Ivory Coast and Niger. The programme has strengthened linkages between the participating Higher Education Institutions providing specialisations which students are able to take advantage of and receive credits for at their home institutions. The programme has also encouraged the collaboration of agricultural sector stakeholders with universities to produce quality graduates.

Embedding Entrepreneurship - Results Factsheet

"A strategic alliance between HEIs in Sierra Leone, Kenya and Italy aimed at the execution of a Master in Social Entrepreneurship at UNIMAK, Sierra Leone.
Academic and administrative staff have been trained in the design and implementation of an entrepreneurial management programme.
The MBA editions have been attended by 33 students (edition 1), 39 students (edition 2) and 36 students (edition 3 – ongoing).
The support offered to UNIMAK has included the installation of an e-learning platform and training on the use of said platform."

ENERGISE - Results Factsheet

"Overview of the current status of education in energy engineering extended to the 3 partner countries. Upgrading of faculty members competences in innovative technologies and modern renewable energies. Collective design and delivery of an upgraded market-driven high quality Sustainable Energy Engineering Master of Science. Regional and integrated network of HEIs open to public and private stakeholders for promoting efficiency and access to energy. South-South knowledge transfer for curricula upgrading in the energy field and a multi-stakeholders dissemination plan."

Applied renewable energy technologies - Results Factsheet

A joint MSc programme in Renewable Energy Technology (RET) was developed, as well as a certificate programme for mid-career professionals with decision-making authorities. University laboratories were upgraded with new equipment for hydropower, biomass, solar and wind energy research. The renewable energy debate in Guyana and Suriname has been stimulated and the Regional Universities Network for Research and Education in Sustainable Energy has been enhanced.

DairyChain - Results Factsheet

A Master of Dairy Science and Technology (MDairyScTech) has been developed and implemented as a competency based curriculum, with scientific and academic staff trained in competence and outcome-based learning methodology. The African Dairy Academy has been established to enhance research and training and collaboration between the industry and the partner Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

FSBA - Results Factsheet

The education and outreach capacity of the African partner Higher Education Institutions in agricultural biotechnology has been strengthened through the development of 120 hours of Master’s level courses, 3 outreach workshop programmes and 3 country policy briefs. Project management and financial administration skills of the African partners were strengthened by in-house training and guidance in writing project progress reports.

Geospatial technologies - Results Factsheet

"The map framework of the web-based geographic information system (GIS) platform ECOWREX (ECOWAS Observatory for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, a regional energy data hub) has been transformed into a complete spatial data infrastructure (SDI), compliant with international standards, including:
- new and enhanced datasets on solar and wind power potential with improved temporal and spatial resolutions;

BIOCHAR PLUS - Results Factsheet

Biochar knowledge and research findings were transferred into technology implementation, community development and policy advancement in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa. Existing biochar research and knowledge were analysed, structured and circulated during awareness raising and networking events to decision makers and the general public. Good practices and pilot activities on biochar, waste biomass recycling and ELSA improved clean cooking stoves resulted in the communities absorbing biochar technology due to endogenous learning and a participatory approach.