Education Development

The ACWFS is not only internationally active in research related to nutrition and food security, but also in fostering the improvement and strengthening of curricula related to food and nutrition security, sustainable development and others at beneficiary universities and teaching institutes across the globe. By partnering with these organizations, the ACWFS contributes to their education development through initiatives such as enhancing staff quality and quantity, improving the richness of curricula, helping establish sustainable financing mechanisms and more. The following are some ongoing and recently completed education development initiatives:

A Sustainable Approach to Livelihood Improvement (ASALI)

The project’s overall aim is to contribute through research and education to the development of sustainable and innovative methods of livelihood improvement for local communities. The focus hereby is on disadvantaged groups such as small-scale farmers, women and youth in the vicinity of the partner universities in western and south-eastern Kenya

Linking Spatial Planning to Agribusiness and Public Policy Development in Greater Western Kenya (SPADE)

The project builds on ongoing research in Kenya on “sustainable livelihood improvement through innovative agricultural practices” (ASALI project) implemented by VU Amsterdam in collaboration with Moi University and South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU)

Sustainable Tourism based On Natural resource management with Gender Balance tOwards Women (STRONGBOW)

The STRONGBOW project has been specifically designed to contribute to research and capacity building in Ethiopian Higher Education Institutes within the fields of natural resource management, tourism and ecotourism

Land use modelling capacity building in the Greater Mekong subregion

The Mekong land use change modelling – capacity building project aims to build a the experience and knowledge in selected universities and governments in this region to conduct model-based land change assessments.

Towards concerted sharing: development of a regional water economy model for the Jordan River Basin

The project ‘Towards concerted sharing: development of a regional water economy model in the Jordan River Basin (JRB)’, has been completed in September 2016; the project has been executed by a team of water and natural resource specialists and economists from Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestine Territories and a regional research center, who worked jointly with SOW-VU staff to improve their understanding of the local water economy and cross-border related water problems in the JRB