Institutional University Cooperation with Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda)

September 2023 to August 2028
natural resources
climate change
food security
affordable energy technologies
sexual and reproductive health
youth employability
ICT capacity
Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Business and Economics
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Institutional University Cooperation
Medicine and Health Sciences
Technology and Engineering

University as a Facilitator for Community Based Sustainable Solutions to Demographic Challenges in South Western Uganda (UCoBS)


UCoBS programme focuses on strengthening Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) flagship, the Community Based Education, Research and Service. The goal is to achieve improved and sustainable household livelihoods of the Most at Risk Populations by addressing their demographic challenges.


The project is composed out of 6 sub-projects: (click on the projects to get a short presentation)

Intervention Team Leader Uganda Team Leader Flanders University FTL
Improved conservation practices of the environment and natural resources Medard Twinamatsiko Stefaan Smis Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Mechanisms for Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Food Production Grace Kagoro Matthieu Kervyn Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Increased access and utilization of affordable energy technologies Johnes Obungoloch Maarten Vanierschot KU Leuven
Improved sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, children and adolescents Joseph Ngonzi Kristien Roelens UGent
Increased youth employability through skilling, innovations, experiential learning and technology transfer Manasseh Tumuhimbise Lies Vanhaelemeesch HOWEST
Improved Institutional and Community ICT Capacity to Access and Utilise Information Fred Kaggwa Rudy Gevaert UGent


More information on the project can be found here.