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IUC 2021 Phase In MUST


University as a Facilitator for Community Based Sustainable Solutions to Demographic Challenges in South Western Uganda (UCoBS)

UCoBS programme focuses on strengthening Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) flagship, the Community Based Education, Research and Service. The goal is to achieve improved and sustainable household livelihoods of the Most at Risk Populations by addressing their demographic challenges.

The project is composed out of 6 sub-projects: (click on the projects to get a short presentation)

Intervention Team Leader Uganda Team Leader Flanders University FTL
Improved conservation practices of the environment and natural resources Medard Twinamatsiko Stefaan Smis Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Mechanisms for Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Food Production Grace Kagoro Matthieu Kervyn Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Increased access and utilization of affordable energy technologies Johnes Obungoloch Maarten Vanierschot KU Leuven
Improved sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, children and adolescents Joseph Ngonzi Kristien Roelens UGent
Increased youth employability through skilling, innovations, experiential learning and technology transfer Manasseh Tumuhimbise Lies Vanhaelemeesch HOWEST
Improved Institutional and Community ICT Capacity to Access and Utilise Information Fred Kaggwa Rudy Gevaert UGent

More information on the project can be found here.

Watch their introductory movie here.

Find out more on our previous projects with MUST.

On 14 October 2021, a connect session with MUST took place. Find out more here.

Intervention type

Institutional University Cooperation


01/03/2021 - 31/08/2022

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish coordinator Gily Coene
Local coordinator Charles Tushabomwe-Kazooba
Flemish institution Vrije Universiteit Brussel
visit www.vub.ac.be
Local partner institution Mbarara University of Science and Technology
visit www.must.ac.ug
Other Flemish Partners Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
visit www.howest.be
KU Leuven
visit www.kuleuven.be
Universiteit Gent
visit www.ugent.be
Budget € 160.000