Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

Operational Capacity

Partnership’s experience and operational capacity in implementing the eligible activities and in managing international cooperation projects of this size.

Provide an overview of projects and activities already implemented by the institutions in the partnership, which are in relation with the proposal.

Here is a list of projects implemented by the participating partners and which have relevance to AMAS

MU (Moi University)

VRL–U0S: An Institutional University Cooperation – 12 years funded by the Flemish Council, Brussels, University Development Cooperation, Changing Minds, Changing Lives, since July 2007 – ongoing Project Registration: D/2011/10.960/8

AfriQ’Units (EDULINK Project I): “Sustainability of Quality Culture in East African High Education Institutions through Centralized Units”– Focus: Training University Staff to Run Quality Units. Project Coordinator, University of Alicante, Spain, Co-funded by the European Union in the Framework of Edulink Programme; Contract No. 9 – ACP – RPR – 12#25; (October 2008 – March 2011.

UNITRACE (2010 to the Present (2016)) – Funded by DIES (Germany Academic Exchange – DAAD, HRK, Germany – “Improve Quality In Higher Education, Through Graduate Tracer Studies and Use of Feedback for Academic Programme and Learning Facilities – Quality Enhancement And Improvement.” Coordinator, University of Kassel, Germany (

ENRICH, “Enhancing Energy Accessibility & Efficiency through Establishing Sustainable Science, Technology and innovation (STI) Support National Networks with a Regional Dimension in East Africa”, co-financed by the European Commission on the Framework of ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology (S&T II), Grant Contract Identification No. FED/2013/330 – 235, since August 2013 – ongoing (www.enrich)

SUCCEED Network – “East Africa Higher Education Network on Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficient Campus Development”, since August 2013 –July 2016 (on-going with a possibility of Extension (2016) Project Coordinator University of Alicante, Spain; Co- funded by the European Union under Edulink Programme (EDULINK Project II), Contract No. FED/2013/320-274 (http://www.project–

SEED Project “New ICT Strategies at Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya) and University of Bayreuth, Germany.” Coordinator; University of Bayreuth and funded by Germany Academic Exchange – DAAD. Project Period March 2011 to December 2012.

CARTA Project: Consortium for Advanced Research and Training in Africa (CARTA); funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA); Wellcome Trust, UK; Carnegie Cooperation of New York, USA; British Council; Germany Academic Exchange – DAAD; MacArthur Foundation, UK; and University of Gothenburg, Sweden. CARTA Programmes: Doctoral and post graduate training; Institutionalization of CARTA and Securing the Future of CARTA Graduate’s. Consortium is made up of Nine (9) Universities in Africa and three (3) research institutions (regions – Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa); and Seven (7) Northern Partners. CARTA Project Period: from 2008 on going (2016) funded period to 2020. Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Period: 2013-2018, Grant: COTR0095653, Funding institution: York University in Canada

Generation Challenge Programme(GCP), Period: 2010 to 2014; Grant: TEXCO56130, Funding institution: CIMMYT-MEXICO

ASALI-Livelihood Project: Period 2014- ongoing – in collaboration – Vrije University, Netherlands; Moi University Kenya and South Eastern University Kenya, Plus PhD Training,, Funding institution: Vrije University Netherlands ( Legacy Fund)


AAU (Addis Ababa University)

Trans-boundary Animal Diseases management, BENEFICIARIES: Makerere University, Nairobi University, Khartoum University and University of Science and Technology of Sudan

Constructions of gender in the formal and informal sector in Ethiopia, BENEFICIARIES: University of Tromsø, Bergen University, Institute of Gender Studies-AAU, AAU, Haramaya University-Ethiopia, Khartoum University-Sudan, Makerere University-Kenya, Addis Ababa City Administration, Abo Akademi University, Finland, FINANCIAL SUPPORT by NORAD, Norway

Borderland dynamics in East Africa: A network program for capacity building within departments of social anthropology in East African Universities (Knowledge/technology dissemination), BENEFICIARIES: Department of Social Anthropology, AAU, ,Makerere University, University of Nairobi, University of Khartoum, University of Oslo, FINANCIAL SUPPORT by NORAD, Norway

Water and Society, BENEFICIARIES: Political Science and International Relations, AAU, University of Oslo, Universities of Eastern Africa and a few from West Africa and the Far East, FINANCIAL SUPPORT by NORAD, Norway

Linguistic capacity building: tools for inclusive development of Ethiopia, BENEFICIARIES: Department of Linguistics, AAU, University of Oslo, FINANCIAL SUPPORT by NORAD, Norway

Social Services in human rights: Community rights activists trainings; Trainings in human rights, Face-to-face public teaching, Radio programs on human rights and Briefs produced on human rights, BENEFICIARIES: School of Law and Governance at AAU, Communities in and around Addis Ababa, FINANCIAL SUPPORT by NORAD, Norway

African Centre of Excellence in Water management, BENEFICIARIES: Eastern and Southern African Universities, Technical partners from EU and the USA with exchange of students, FINANCIAL SUPPORT by the World Bank

African Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity Education for Sustainable Development, BENEFICIARIES: Eastern and Southern African Universities, Technical partners from EU and the USA with exchange of students, FINANCIAL SUPPORT by the Ethiopian Government

International and Comparative Education, Stockholm University-Sweden and College of Educational and Behavioral Sciences, FINANCIAL SUPPORT by Sida, Sweden

Management and Economics PhD Program, BENEFICIARIES: Jönköping University-Sweden and Eastern African Universities, FINANCIAL SUPPORT by Sida, Sweden

Ethio-European International Business School and Business Innovation Center, Reference Number: (project No.): EuropeAid/133586/SER/D/ET, Agreement No. : ET/FED/023-169, Beneficiary Organization: Addis Ababa University College of Business and Economics Department of Economics, Title of the Project: Transformation Triggering Facility (TTF), an ongoing project with project duration 2014-2019

Erasmus +
Modernisation of lnstitutional Managementof lnnovation and Research in South Neighbouring Countries (MlMlr), Coordinateur Université de Barcelone (Espagne), Numéro de référence 561548-EPP-1-2015-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP

Regional PhD School based on lnnovative HydroPlatform in Water and Environment to Enhance MAGhreb lnter-Research Centres (MAGIC), Coordinateur Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Numéro de référence 561750-EPP-1-2015-1-MA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Création d’un Master en Biotechnologies Végétales Appliquées (MABlOVA), Coordinateur Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (France), Numéro de référence 561964-EPP-1-2015-1-FR-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
RESeaU Méditeranéen pour l’Employabilité (RESUME), Coordinateur Union des Unversités de la Méditerranée UNIMED (ltalie), Numéro de référence 561988-EPP-1-2015-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP

REnforcement des Compétences en Evaluation insTitustionnelle (RECET), Coordinnateur Université Hassan 1er (Maroc), 544528-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-MA-TEMPUS-JPGR

CompétenceProjetsEuropée ns-Réseau Averroès (COMPERE- Averroès), Coordinnateur Universíté Montpellier 2 (France), 544084-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-FR-TEMPUS- SMGR

Mise en place du Système de Crédits dans l’Enseignement Supérieur au Maroc (CRE-MAR), Coordinnateur Université Lille 2 Droit et Santé (France), 543709-TEMPUS-1-2O13-1-FR-TEMPUS-SMIHES

lmplementing the lifelong learning Concept in SMA: Responding to the changing needs of dynamic economies (LOGIC), Coordinnateur University of Alicante (Espagne), 543914-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-JPHES

Développement des compétences entrepreneuriales à I’université marocaine : créativité, con naissance et culture (DEVEN3C), Coordinnateur Université de Cadix (Espagne), 543944-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-SMHES

Réseau des Universités Marocaines pour l’enseignement Inclusif (RUMl), Coordinnateur Réseau des universités des capitales de I’Europe, 544154-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-BE-TEMPUS-SMHES

Renforcement de la GOuvernance dans les UNlVersités marocaines à travers la mise en œuvre du Code marocain de bonnes pratiques de gouvernance (Go-Univ), Coordinnateur Université Hassan ll Mohammedia – Casablanca (Maroc), 544190-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-MA-TEMPUS-SMGR

European-Mediterranean Postgraduate Program on Organ Donation and Transplantation (EMPODaT), Coordinnateur Universitat de Barcelona (Espagne), 544462-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-JPCR

lntroduction de I’approche basée sur les droits dans I’enseignement supérieur au Maghreb (ABDEM), Coordinnateur Université de La Rioja (Espagne), 544664-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-JPCR

Création d’un environnement pour l’émergence de poles régionaux de formation, d’innovation et de recherche au Maghreb (PORFIRE), Coordinnateur CCI de Grenoble / Grenoble École de Management (France), 543976-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-FR-TEMPUS-JPHES

Le 7ème Programme Cadre de Recherche et de Développement technologique (7ème PCRD)
VALUES: Value Analysis of Local Utilities of Enterprises from Social sector, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille-Lille l (France), 269228

EUROSUNMED: Euro-mediterranean cooperation on research & training in sun based renewable energies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), 608593

MOSAIC: Cooperation with Mediterranean Partners to build Opportunities around ICT and Societal And Industrial Challenges of Horizon 2O2O, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Espagne), 612076

POWER2YOUTH : Freedom, dignity and justice, Istituto Affari lnternazionali (ltallie), 612782



ERASMUS MUNDUS. Dynamizing Research and Education for All through Mobility in ACP (DREAM). Coordinator: University of Porto (Portugal). Implementation period: July 2013-July 2017

ERASMUS MUNDUS. Academic Networking, aGate for Learning Experiences (ANGLE). Coordinator: University of Porto (Portugal). Implementation period: July 2012-July 2016.

INTRA-ACP MOBILITY. Entreprenariat, Ressources, Management, Innovation et Technologies (ERMIT). Coordinator: University of Yaoundé 1 (Cameroon). Implementation period: November 2013-October 2018.

INTRA-ACP MOBILITY. Sharing Capacity to Buildcapacity for QualityGraduate Training in Agriculture in African Universities

(SHARE). Coordinator: Makerere University (Uganda). Implementation period: 2012-2017.

INTRA-ACP MOBILITY. Inter-University Cooperation to Train Crop Sciences for Enhancing Agriculture in Africa (CSAA). Coordinator: Makerere University (Uganda). Implementation period: 2013-2018.

INTRA-ACP MOBILITY. Harmonisation et Amélioration des Programmes de Master et de Doctorat en Agribusiness par la Mobilité entre l’Afrique de l’Ouest, de l’Est et du Centre pour un DéveloppementSocioéconomique Durable (HAAGRIM). Coordinator: University of Gaston Berger (Senegal). Implementation period: 2008-2013.

ARES – UAC: A Belgian-funded program granted by the Academy of Research and Higher Education (Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement Superieur-ARES) is working with UAC on relevance of academic programs, equipment for academic activities, Information and Communication Technologies, relevant documentation to support trainings and capacity building of supporting staff.

NICHE: Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE). The project supports institutional reform and activities that will ameliorate the quality of higher education and vocational studies in Benin.




Sharing Capacity to Build Capacity for Quality Graduate Training in Agriculture in African Universities (SHARE) – ongoing (

Mobility to Enhance Training of Engineering Graduates in Africa (METEGA) – ongoing (

Inter-University Cooperation to Train Crop Scientists for African Agriculture (CSAA) – ongoing (

Inter-University Cooperation to Train Crop Scientists for African Agriculture (CSAA) – ongoing (

Dynamizing Research and Education for All through Mobility in ACP (DREAM) – ongoing (

Pró-Mobilidade Internacional Capes e Associação das Universidadaes de Língua Portuguesa – AULP) – ongoing (

Several research activities are undertaken within UEM, mostly under three main programs: AIDS program, funded by Sweden (AIDS-SAREC), DESAFIO program, funded by Belgium (VLIR-UOS), and the NUFFIC program, funded by the Netherlands. Some other minor programs are supported by other donors, including state funding agencies.




German-Arab University Partnerships, DAAD, Partner: Université de Sousse (Tunesien), since 2014 ongoing.
Internationale Studien-und Ausbildungspartnerschaft (ISAP), DAAD, Partner: Fort Hare University (South Africa), since 2015 ongoing.

CREATIONS – CREATIONS – Developing an Engaging Science Classroomm , Ref.: 665917, since 2015-ongoing, Programme: H2020-EU.5.a.


Pathway – The Pathway to Inquiry Based Science Teaching, Ref.: 266624, Period: 2011-01-01 – 2013-12-31, Programme: FP7-SIS

Inspiring Science, Large Scale Experimentation Scenarios to Mainstream eLearning in Science, Mathematics and Technology in Primary and Secondary Schools, 325123 CIP, Period 01.04.2013 –31.07.2016

Open Discovery Space: A socially-powered and multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adoption of eLearning resources, 297229, CIP, Period 01.04.2012 -–30.09.2015

Natural Europe: Natural History & Environmental Cultural Heritage in European Digital Libraries for Education, 250579, CIP, Period 01.10.2010 -–31.10.2013

EACEA – Life-Long Learning (LLP):

GreeNET Environmental Education through Enquiry and Technology, 527891, LLP-1-2012-1-GR-COMENIUS-CNW, Period 01-11-2012 – 31-10-2015

KeyCoMath Developing Key Competences by Mathematics Education, 538319, LLP-1-2013-1-DE-COMENIUS-CMP, Period 01-12-2013 – 30-11-2015

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Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.


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