Report on COTRA in Partnership with UoE

The University of Eldoret has entered into partnership with key Universities in Africa under the Collaborative Training in Fisheries and Aquaculture in East, Central and Southern Africa (COTRA). This agreement has seen the University of Eldoret collaborating with Universities such as Rhodes University (Republic of South Africa), Makerere University (Uganda), University of Bukavu (DR Congo) and Mzuzu University (Malawi) as partners and BOKU University (Austria) as the technical partner.

The initiative that was agreed upon and signed by the University of Eldoret Vice-Chancellor Prof. Teresa Akenga who is the Overall Project Coordinator has opened avenues for a collaborative Student and Staff Mobility Projects, which has been instrumental in enhancing the level of higher education within the region. This project which is coordinated locally by Prof. Phillip Raburu Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Research and Extension) has seen the University of Eldoret receive six (6) (2 PhD and 4 MSc) international students from Malawi, DR Congo, Uganda and Ethiopia in the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences on full scholarship.

The project which run for a period of five years with a total funding of €1,399,875 come into being in September 2018 after the project partners signed the Memorandum of Understanding in line with the European Commission Guidelines. The mobility program which is funded by the European Union commenced in January 2019 whereby in the first cohort, University of Eldoret received the first instalment of € 419,994.50 as scholarship fee for the international students.

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