Course description

This course examines the linkages between development and Natural Resources....

Start

July 1, 2019

End

July 26, 2019

Address

Kyambogo University, Kampala Uganda   View map
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This course examines the linkages between development and Natural Resources, principles of Managing natural resources, and the sustainable conservation of these resources. Depicting on case studies from a wide range of the current natural resource across the globe, the course considers how different social, political, economic and cultural and gender aspects compete for and sustain the natural resources.

The course also examines how environmental activists and their interventions conserved parks, energy, water and land in the face of climate variability basing on a gender perspective. The course will consider how the current international and development system elaborates and processes to sustainably manage the available natural resources.

The course aims at equipping students seeking qualifications for planning sustainable development, with practical approaches, knowledge and skills necessary for meeting challenges of sustainable use of natural produce competent professionals who can plan for sustainable use of natural resources globally.

Course objectives

  • Learners will be equipped with skills and competences in natural resource management and development planning.
  • Learners will be equipped with analytical skills of preserving and conserving natural resources sustainably in the face of climate change.
  • Learners will be equipped with knowledge of how to critique international responses to misuse of natural resources
  • Learners will be equipped with skills in cross cultural communication and collaboration.

Learning outcomes

At the end of a course, a student should be able to demonstrate:

  • At the end of the programme, learners will be expected to have acquired competences in natural resource management and development planning.
  • Analytical skills of preserving and conserving natural resources sustainably in the face of climate change.
  • Critique international responses to misuse of natural resources
  • Skills in cross cultural communication and collaboration

Contact hours: The course will be delivered from Monday—Thursday for a period of Two (2) weeks on a Face to Face basis. On Fridays, all students shall be taken to different Historical, cultural and geographical sites in and around Kampala. These field visits will be composed of a range of ‘activities’ relating to their academic content (e.g. museum visit, visiting the source of River Nile, women conservation projects, Uganda Wildlife Authority, National Environment Authority, Uganda Tourism Board).

In the 3 week, students will go to the field to put theory into practice. The areas to be visited will include: Murchison falls National parks will be the field site for 2019 and the Albertine oil region in North Western Uganda summer intake. Students will interact with communities around Lake Albert Fishing Sites, and interact with communities surrounding the park and their co-existence with wildlife. Wrap up and evaluations will be in the 4th week.

Application deadline

30th April 2019

Number of places available

20 for International students and 15 for East African students

Eligibility

Open to students in similar fields or people working in the same discipline.

Questions and application requirements

If you have any questions please e-mail us on: international@kyu.ac.ug

Contact Person: jnagasha@kyuinternationalrelationsoffice.com

If you would like to apply, please send the following information on e-mail:

international@kyu.ac.ug and copy to jnagasha@kyuinternationalrelationsoffice.com

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Current place of studies or work
  • Field of study or work (include semester if you are a student)
  • CV
  • Short letter (half a A4 page) with motivation and fields of interest
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Research

We Create New Knowledge through Research

Engage

We engage in alot of  social and recreational activities.

Commitment

We are commited to meet student’s academic needs

Innovation

We encourage human interactions for good innovations.

Collaborations

  • Oslo Metropolitan University-Norway
  • Daffodil university-Bangladesh
  • University of Arizona-USA
  • Seneca University College-Canada
  • Leeds Beckett University-UK
  • Vrijje University Brussels (VUB)-Brussels
  • St Steven University-Hungary
  • University of Mainz-Germany
  • University of Piraeus-Greece (Erasmus scholarships)

CONTACT

P.O.BOX 1 KYAMBOGO

Phone: 0758674491, 0701696332
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICE

Office of the Vice Chancellor

Email: international.kyambogo@gmail.com

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