A ‘Trojan Horse’ approach to change: The case of GO4IT1

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Go4IT was based on the realisation that universities in Africa could improve their student training programmes, to bring change to these countries’ rural realities. To do this, the universities needed to improve the quality and content of their agricultural educational programmes, to better respond to the latest trends in development, local needs and demands. This would be possible by undergoing a process of organisational transformation. The project was initiated by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and three universities (Makerere in Uganda, Egerton in Kenya and LUANAR in Malawi). As a partner and service provider to RUFORUM and the three universities, KIT played a key role in bringing the main concepts and strategy for this change process on board. KIT also, together with RUFORUM, led the joint analysis of the project and supported university staff to make the institutional changes they achieved clearer to them and their organisations.
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2014
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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303 - 311