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SAES won a project titled “AER-Phase II”
SAES (School of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences) won a project titled “Strengthening of Higher Education, Research and Science Communication in Agroecology in the Rwenzori Region in Western Uganda-Phase II” abbreviated as AER-Phase II. The project is coordinated by Mountains of the Moon University with Uganda Martyrs University, Sasakawa Africa Association and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU as implementation partners. The project started on 01/03/2022 and will end on 30th /03/2025. The coordinator of the project is Dr. Violet Kisakye.
AER-Phase II project
The project will oversee the implementation of the Master of Science in Agroecology programme (MSc.AE) and strengthen participatory teaching, learning and research capacities for the partner institutions. The aim of the project is strengthening higher education, research, and Science communication in Agroecology in the Rwenzori Region. The project is guided by 3 broad outcomes 1) Improved quality teaching of the MSc. AE cognizant of gender diversity 2) production of quality participatory Action Research and 3) increasing the capacity of farmers to actively participate in the development and consequently adoption of agroecological research innovations through the Living Labs.
The project was officially Launched on 9th/05/2022 where the guest of honour was the Chancellor of Mountains of the Moon University Prof. Edward B. Rugumayo. The launch was attended by stakeholders who included the project partners, MMU staff, representatives from organizations within the Rwenzori region, local government representatives, representatives from the Busongora Kingdom and students among others.
Some of the stakeholders who attended the launch of the AER-Phase II project at Mountains of the Moon University.
The vice Chancellor signing an MoU between Mountains of the Moon University and Uganda Martyrs University. Looking on is the Chancellor and the deans of The School of Agriculture and environmental Sciences (MMU) Dr. Violet Kisakye and the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture UMU Dr. Pius Nina Mbuya.