Top Aadministrators and Academics of SAFE partner Universities pay an exchange visit to University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana

An exhange visit to the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana was organised from 25-30 March 2013 as part of activities planned for awareness creation and learning in SAFE Programme management and activity implementation over the years. Vice Chancellors, Deans and Heads of Department from Nigeria (University of IIorin , Adamawa State University, Adamawa State University ) and Ethiopia (Hawasa University , Haramaya University ) were constituent of the visit.

 

The gusts visited Elmina Castle in Cape Coast and a Supervised Enterprise Project (SEP) on Cassava processing into Garri along Cape Coast Accra road on 29th March 2013. On the next day they had brief discussion on the management of SAFE program at UCC. Prof Turkson, Dean of School of Agriculture, said that SAFE program is very relevant and encouraged participating institutions to show more commitment towards it. He recounted that the SAFE program at the University of Cape Coast had gone through several difficulties, but due to the commitment of the staff at the school of Agriculture and the University Management it has been able to summount them.

 

The Vice Chancellors in their various remarks appreciated SAFE for organising this type of visit as it not only gives them the opportunity to know Ghana, but it ensured great experience sharing, learning and a chance to get clarification on some of the knotty issues about the SAFE programme. They however, expressed need for exchanges and development of south south bilateral relationship between universities in Africa.

 

All the participants agreed that the meeting was very successful and reiterated the relevance of the program to the Agricultural development of the participating countries. All the guests too, took a tour of the Sasakawa center and appreciated the efforts of UCC management and the School of Agriculture. They all agreed that it is indeed an eye opener for them in their reflections on how to sustain the SAFE program in their Universities. It was a learning and sharing excercise for them and they were exposed to important factors of success in the SAFE Program. As put by the Vice canceller of the University of Ilorin “ We shall go back home and take actions on the sustainability issues within our context".

Supported by:

Partner Universities

  • University of Cape Coast,

    Ghana.

    Since 1993

  • Haramaya University,

    Ethiopia.

    Since 1996

  • Makerere University,

    Uganda.

    Since 1997

  • Sokoine University,

    Tanzania.

    Since 1998

  • Kwadaso Agricultural

    College, Ghana.

    Since 1999

  • Ahmadu Bello University,

    Nigeria.

    Since 2003

  • Rural Polytechnic Inistitute

    for Training and Applied

    Research (IPR/IFRA), Mali.

    Since 2003

  • University of Abomey

    Calavi, Benin.

    Since 2004

  • University of Bobo

    Dioulasso,

    Burkina Faso.

    Since 2004

  • University of Lilongwe,

    Malawi.

    Since 2005

  • Hawasa University,

    Ethiopia.

    Since 2006

  • Samanko Agricultural

    College, Mali.

    Since 2006

  • Bayero University,

    Nigeria.

    Since 2007

  • Adamawa State University,

    Nigeria.

    Since 2011

  • Bahir Dar University,

    Ethiopia.

    Since 2011

  • University of Illorin,

    Nigeria.

    Since 2011

  • Mekele University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2012]

  • Jimma University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2013]

  • Wollo University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2013]

  • University of Segou,

    Mali.

    [Since 2014]

  • Usmanu Danfodiyo,

    Nigeria.

    [Since 2014]

  • Semera University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2016]

  • Arba Minch University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2016]

  • Jigjiga Univ.,

    Ethiopia

    [Since 2016]

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  • A one-day mid-career stakeholders workshop was organized in Ethiopia, at Desalgn Hotel on 10th of May 2013. More
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