AUC through strengthening partnership program in collaboration with International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) was engaged in modeling "Global change impact on diseases and alien species expansion" managed by African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS), the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the International Council of INdustrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), supported by the International Council of Science (ICSU). This initiative is steered by ICSU Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA), ecoHEALTH from Future Earth, the International Society for Biometeorology (ISB), the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), the South African Mathematical Society (SAMS), the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (CIB), UNESCO and Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE).
This is an international, interdisciplinary and educational and capacity building initiative has addressed two subjects of infectious diseases and invasive species and the context of climate change. This has allowed sharing the methods and building partnerships in climate change and proposal development. Work done so far has addressed the whole range of topics from field-work and collecting of data to the building and validating of models, to the ... Read More
Under the AUC capacity building program, our senior staff was nominated for the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship that was hosted by Coventry University Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR). The CPF is offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. The Fellowship support mid-career professionals to spend a period of time with a UK host organization working in their field for a program of professional development. Under this arrangement the Fellowship purpose was to provide professionals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector, and to have catalytic effects on their workplaces.
The fellowship was focusing on “Improving Natural Resource Governance through Citizen Engagement”, and had three thematic areas; (1) governance challenges, societal transformation and the role of community engagement in improving natural resource governance; (2) sustainable use of resources, ecosystems services, land use and water management; and (3) sustainable development, conflict prevention and global perspectives. The program had two key objectives to be achieved at the end and these included;
First, it aimed at helping to improve the knowledge and skills of civil society fellows in engaging in natural resource management, thereby empowering them to contribute to poverty reduction and peace building in their home countries. Second, it aimed at dissemi... Read More
Through AUC partnership with Coventry University the Second Chance Education Research Project was undertaken in northern Uganda
Through a strong partnership with CODATA (ICSU), two AUC staff(s) have been suported to attend a summer school tarining on data management and application of contemprary information technological systems at ICTP. ICTP has a mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world.