BUILDING SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES THROUGH CO-OPERATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES AND BUSINESSES (BUSCO)
Published: 03 December 2017
This project involves four (4) universities - 2 from Tanzania and 2 from Finland. These are:
- From Tanzania: Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) and University of Iringa (UoI).
- From Finland: Diaconia niversity of Applied Sciences (DIAK) and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
The project, which began in April 2017, has two main objective:
The first one is to run a joint Master programme in Community Development, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. Each university will enrol students of its own and confer its own awards. Our e-learning room has been strengthened by additional computers and is going to function as a training laboratory for the programme. The second objective is to create living laboratories. This is the place where innovations happen in the society. Society members will be involved and their problems will be discussed and strategies to solve them explored.
SEKOMU will have three living laboratories:
- Human Rights laboratory
- Community Development laboratory
- Eco-tourism and Nature Conservation laboratory
Some Masters students will use the laboratories for information search during their thesis writing.
Dean of Faculty of Science, Dr. Wilson William, is the SEKOMU Coordinator of the project. Also, there are three lead key experts:
- Juliet Julius: Community Development and Entrepreneurship
- Dickson Shekivuli: Eco-tourism and Nature Conservation
- Happiness Rwejuna: Human rights and Legal Aid
BUSCO project is expected to end in 2019.