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Nuffic project on Building a Sustainable ICT Training Capacity in the Public Universities in Uganda

This was a NUFFIC funded project dabbed NUFFIC One came to a close on 30th June 2008. NUFFIC One will be remembered in the corridors of CIT and the other beneficiary public universities as the catalyst that saw them catapult to greater heights. The lead institution in the South was Makerere University with partners; Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Gulu University (GU) and Kyambogo University (KYU). The lead institution in the North was the University of Groningen (RUG) and the consortium partners in the project were Radboud University Nijmegen (RUN) and Hanze University of Professional Education (HHG).

The project aim was to address Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capacity building in the four Public Universities in Uganda. The target group was the staff and students in the Ugandan institutions and mid-career ICT professionals. The main activities required expertise from the Netherlands, for support in curriculum development and implementation, in development of research capacity and to advise in the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for ICT Training and Research. 38 members of staff from the four universities were trained and a few are in the final stages of their studies in the Netherlands (NL) and in Uganda (UG).

The maximum amount of the grant from Nuffic was 3,339,816 Euros. The Southern Institutions contributed 660,184 Euros in form of financial and material input such as payment of taxes e.g. Value Added Tax (VAT), complementary funding and equipment, physical infrastructure and human resource. At the time of completion, the project was worth 4,000,000 Euros. This project has had great impact in the areas of curriculum development and implementation, human resource capacity development, research capacity development, ICT infrastructure development, collaborations among the Public Universities, gender policy, ICT Policy and Master Plans, and the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for ICT Training and Research at Makerere University, for the public Universities in Uganda. As a result of this project, spin off projects have come up, such as: NPT Project on Strengthening ICT Training and Research Capacity in the Four Public Universities in Uganda and NPT Project on  Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Uganda's Technical Colleges.

All the project activities and objectives were completed except for the continuing 5 M.Sc students and 3 PhD students. The first PhD students: Mr. John Ngubiri graduated on 15th September 2008; Ms. Josephine Nabukenya graduated on March 3, 2009; and Mr. Benjamin Kanagwa graduated on April 21, 2009. The remaining PhD students will all complete before June 2009. Summary of Project Progress as of 31st July 2009 Download Doc.

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