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Cooperation activities between HUB and UoN

 

University-Level Agreement

Partner institutions           

HUB

UoN

Coordination

Prof. Peter Wasamba / Dr. Ursula Hans, Ulrike Brodien (Admin.),  Dr. Lutz Diegner (African Studies)

Duration and description

Since 23.08.2006; current MoU since 2014

Participants

College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS, UoN), Department of African Studies (HU)

Funding

 

Results

Research Cooperation and Student Exchange

 

HORTINLEA - Diversifying Food Systems.

Horticultural Innovations and Learning for Improved Nutrition – Interdisciplinary Research Project.

Partner institutions           

HUB (Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Inst. of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences)

UoN (Faculty of Agriculture/ Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection)

In co-operation with the Leibniz Institute and KARU.

Coordination

Prof. Dr. Bokelmann (HUB)

Duration and description

2013 – 2018

HORTINLEA (Horticultural Innovation and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa) is an interdisciplinary research project addressing food security in East Africa, particularly in Kenya. 19 East African and German universities and research institutes work collaboratively to produce and distribute knowledge in order to increase horticultural production and consumption, especially of African leafy indigenous vegetables. On the current website, the work of these institutes is reflected in the «Research Areas» or «Sub-Projects». The overall goal is to improve the livelihood and nutritional situation of the rural and urban poor.

Participants

4 students (HUB), 2 students (UoN)

Funding

BMBF and BMZ

Results

 http://www.hortinlea.org/

 

Value Chain Development for Food Security in the Context of Climate Change. A Contribution through Strengthening Capacity in Higher Education in Eastern Africa (ValueSec).

Partner institutions           

ValueSec Network:

HUB (Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Inst. of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences; Geography Department)

UoN (Faculty of Agriculture)

KARU (Department of environmental Studies)

Haramaya University, Ethiopia (HARU, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science)

Coordination

Prof. Dr. Bokelmann (HUB)

Prof. Dr. Oluoch-Kosure (UoN)

Prof. Dr. Nduru (KARU)

Dr. Aredo (HARU)

Duration and description

ValueSec Network (2014-2016)

Rationale: The Project contributes to train innovative experts in Kenya and Ethiopia that can cope with the present and future challenges of climate change. For this purpose, value chain analysis, problem-based learning and topics of climate change adaptation are included in the curricula of the African partner universities, the theoretical and didactical knowledge is deepened in workshops, and the practical orientation of students and lecturers is promoted through case studies and internships.
By increasing the knowledge on food value chains as well as on the effects of climate change, the livelihood situation of smallholders shall be improved. Numerous enterprises, associations and governmental institutions in the field of agri- and horticultural business in the African partner countries are involved in the various activities of the Project.

 

Activities (a.o.):

Competence network: A joint competence network for value chain research and climate change adaptation will be established among Higher education institutions, government bodies, extension services and civil society organizations.

 

Revision of study curricula and development of training material
The curricula at participating HEIs will be revised in order to integrate issues related to food value chains (FVCs), climate change, food security and poverty reduction.

 

Training workshops
Sessions will deepen lecturers’ and students’ knowledge in interdisciplinary approaches and cross-cutting issues like FVCs, climate change, food security and poverty reduction issues.

 

Staff and student exchange: Partnership among HEIs will be strengthened, and staff and students will be equipped with new tools: Problem based learning (PBL), participatory action research (PAR) and interdisciplinary approaches.

Participants

Students (BA, MA, PhD) and staff of partnering institutions

Funding

ValueSeC Network: co-financed by the ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK II), a programme of the ACP Group of States with the financial assistance of the European Union.

Results

https://www.agrar.hu-berlin.de/en/institut-en/departments/daoe/gp-en/valuesec/

 

Student Exchange

Partner institutions           

HUB (Institute for Asian and African Studies; other departments/faculties)

UoN

Coordination

Prof. Peter Wasamba / Dr. Ursula Hans, Ulrike Brodien (Admin.),  Dr. Lutz Diegner (African Studies)

Duration and description

Active; regular studies (four months; one semester)

Participants

Master students (UoN outgoing), Bachelor and Master students (HU outgoing)

Funding

Mutual fee waiver; HU International Office Scholarships (UoN outgoing), DAAD PROMOS scholarships (partly, a.o.; HU outgoing)

Results

2015/16 three UoN outgoing students; four HU outgoing students

 

 

Research Cooperation - Staff Exchange: Research and Coordination

Partner institutions           

HUB (Institute for Asian and African Studies)

UoN

Coordination

Prof. Wasamba / Dr. Diegner 

Duration and description

May/June 2015 (two weeks stay)

Participants

Prof. Peter Wasamba

Funding

'Promotion of Strategic Initiatives', Executive Department of Internationalisation, HU

Results

2 papers held an discussed; three meetings on coordinating the cooperation

 

 

Research Cooperation: Joint Panels at ALA 2015

Partner institutions           

HUB (Institute for Asian and African Studies)

UDSM and UoN

Coordination

Prof Mutembei, Dr Temu-Osaki; Prof Wasamba; Prof Gehrmann, Dr Diegner 

Duration and description

Two joint panels at African Literature Association (ALA) conference 2015 at the University of Bayreuth

Participants

Prof Aldin Mutembei, Dr Lillian Temu-Osaki, Dr Ernesta Mosha, Dr Kilness Gwajima (all UDSM), Prof Wasamba (UoN) / Prof Susanne Gehrmann, Dr Lutz Diegner, Charlott Schönwetter M.A. (all HU); Prof Frank Schulze-Engler (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Funding

Faculty Partnership Programme, Faculty of Cultural, Social and Educational Studies;  ‘Promotion of Strategic Initiatives’, Executive Department of Internationalisation; Institute of Asian and African Studies, Council (both HU); external funds: University of Bayreuth, Goethe University Frankfurt

Results

9 papers held and discussed at the most renowned international conference on African literature worldwide, usually held in the US; 2015 for the first time held in an European country