Project Information

PI nameProf. Bebe Bockline
Project titleDeploying interactive online networking platform for improving quality and relevance of African University Graduate to Labour markets
PartnersEuropean union
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM),Uganda
  • AGRINATURA, Czech Republic
Grant amount591,721.77 Euros
Project StatusEnded
Project LocationKenya, Uganda, Czech Republic
Project description This action broadly aims at strengthening the capacities in three universities in Kenya and Uganda towards reforming graduate curricula, graduate training and education with greater participation of the agricultural labour markets and a large pool of global expertise. Currently, graduates and their lecturers have limited interaction with the labour market due to a lack of effective administration and academic frameworks to open opportunities for graduates to learn practical lessons relevant to the needs of the labour market. This action targets closing this gap by deploying innovative interactive online technology networking platform to promote the institutional networking of Universities and a global pool of professionals and the labour market. The platforms will enable the participating Universities to efficiently and effectively supervise, mentor, track and network their graduates, graduate alumni and faculty staff within a community of researchers, academics, practicing professionals and the agricultural labour market.
Project Start07/02/2014
Project End08/12/2017
Expected outputs1.An interactive online technology platform for supervision, mentoring and tracking of graduate students and alumni developed and deployed in African universities 2. African Universities supported to improve and deliver quality market driven graduate curricula 3. Efficient institutional framework and mechanisms for deploying open graduate supervision and mentorship setup and embraced in Africa Universities 4. Online community of practice for agricultural training and research addressing mentorship and supervision needs of graduate students established, nurtured and sustained 5.Project management and coordination framework established and implemented