The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) will hold a reporting session in which participants in the 2016 Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa (GLTP) will present the results of their field research.
GLTP, implemented by UNU-IAS, is a training scheme sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT). It is designed to provide Japanese postgraduate students with opportunities to conduct field research in Africa and work closely with supervisors from local universities.
In this fourth iteration of the programme, 11 Japanese postgraduate students conducted field research under the supervision of host universities and institutes in six African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia. Their research included an ecological study of bamboo plants in Kenyan national forests, a study of the social and cultural values of gari (horse-drawn carts) in Ethiopia, and an anthropological study on the socio-economic situations of nodding-syndrome patients, as well as the impact of policy on water resources management, environmental pollution and ecosystems, community-level capacity assessment in rural areas, and post-conflict peace education.
During this reporting session, participants will share their research outcomes and experiences with the public and the growing GLTP alumni network.
The event will be held in English only. For more information, or to register, see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.