Comments

Comment on the Resource   Post a comment on this item

Statistics

This resource has been visited 385 times

This resource has been downloaded 21 times

Regional cooperation in higher education - achievements and prospects: the case of the African Regional Postgraduate Programme In Insect Science (ARPPIS)

Musewe, Vitalis O.

Abstract:
Although insect pests pose tremendous constraints to food security and health in Africa, the human resource base necessary for the development and utilization of insect pest and vector management technology is limited.  More specifically, African countries lack the necessary cadre of scientists at postgraduate level as well as institutional capacities to undertake purpose-oriented research for development. Even at the consumer level, there is a need to educate insect pest and vector management IPVM practitioners and farmers to ensure the diffusion, internalization and usage of technology. The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) established the Bursar scheme for enticing science undergraduates in insect science, and a postdoctoral programme for professional development of young scientists. In addition to the limitation of human and material resources that is universally encountered throughout Africa, the continent suffers from other common regional problems, including economic stagnation, environmental degradation and technological backwardness.  This commonality of problems calls for a united approach to human resources development to facilitate optimization of resource utilization and the harnessing of indigenous talent.  This paper describes ICIPE's initiatives, achievements and prospects in science leadership development through the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Science (ARPPIS) programme.

Full text available as: Pdf

 


Chapter Title: Regional cooperation in higher education - achievements and prospects: the case of the African Regional Postgraduate Programme In Insect Science (ARPPIS)
Book Title: Higher education in the 21st century: achievements and prospects in the Eastern and Southern African region
Edited by: Juma Shabani
City: Nairobi, Kenya
Publisher: UNESCO
No. of Pages: 105-123


Date:1997
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Regional Cooperation, Higher Education and Development, Statistics, Research Training, Science Education, PhD Degree, Postgraduate Study


File Size:281 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this chapter was granted by the editor.
Date Added:18 April 2007


Musewe, Vitalis O. (1997). Regional cooperation in higher education - achievements and prospects: the case of the African Regional Postgraduate Programme In Insect Science (ARPPIS). In Juma Shabani (ed), Higher education in the 21st century: achievements and prospects in the Eastern and Southern African region Nairobi, Kenya: UNESCO, 105-123