Advancing Nutrition, Human Rights and Governance Studies as A Sustainable Capacity Building Partnership to Improve Food and Nutrition Programming:Experiences from A North-South-South Inter-Universities Project in Africa and Europe

A South-South-North inter-university project 2010-2014 has launched an innovative model combining nutrition, human rights and governance in existing master programmes at Makerere and Kyambogo Universities in Uganda, Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and the University of Oslo and the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Norway. The project is financed by the Norwegian Government through the NOMA Programme aimed at strengthening universities in developing countries. This pioneer model can serve as an example for other African universities to form intra-Africa partnerships and international networks needed to strengthen capacity for dealing with food security and nutrition through a human rights-based approach, and especially inspire universities aiming at strengthening tertiary education in agriculture at large.
Un projet inter-universitaire Sud-Sud-Nord 2010-2014 a lancé un modèle innovant combinant la nutrition, les droits de l’homme et la gouvernance, dans des programmes de maitrise existant dans les universités de Makerere et Kyambogo en Ouganda, l’Université de Stellenbosch en Afrique du Sud, l’Université d’ Oslo, et le Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences en Norvège. Le projet est financé par le gouvernement norvégien à travers le Programme NOMA qui vise à renforcer les universités des pays en développement. Ce modèle pionnier peut servir d’exemple pour d’autres universités africaines souhaitant former des partenariats entre institutions africaines et des réseaux internationaux nécessaires au renforcement des capacités sur la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition à travers une approche fondée sur les droits de l’homme. Il peut surtout inspirer les universités visant à renforcer l’enseignement supérieur de l’agriculture au sens large.
Extended abstract under Strengthening S&T Capacity in Africa
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme Strengthening S&T Capacity in Africa