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IUC 2013 Phase 1 MMU


Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) is a relatively new university (established in 2005) situated in the western region of Uganda. This unique university is founded and governed by the local community, working for and accountable to the community. MMU is continuously striving hard to match the expectations of the local communi-ty. Unfortunately, the lack of capacity of MMU with respect to education and training, research, infrastructure and institutional management hinders the growth of the institution. The IUC partner program has been developed to overcome these challenges. The first phase of the IUC partner program is focusing on two projects: 1. Action research and community engagement for development, and 2. Transversal institutional strengthening. The first project is focusing on action research to be carried out by faculty members and students in topics of soil fertility, aquaculture, water supply and management and agribusiness (in the diary sector), and on extension of the research outcomes to the outreach centers. The second project is focusing on institutional strengthening with respect to ICT, library, laboratory, community education, staff devel-opment, administration etc. The two projects complement each other towards a common goal i.e., to enhance the capacity of Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) to use community based training and research approaches in improving agricultural productivity, with a focus on the dairy and the aquaculture sector.

Intervention type

Institutional University Cooperation


01/04/2013 - 31/03/2019

This project is being implemented in:
Local coordinator Edmond Kagambe
Flemish coordinator Xavier Gellynck
Programme manager Andrew Mugenyi
Flemish institution Universiteit Gent
Local partner institution Mountains of the Moon University
Other Flemish Partners KU Leuven
Universiteit Gent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Budget € 1.500.000