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DDT Project Sets Teaching Model for University-Industry Linkage

L-R: Dr. Frank Mugagga, Dr. Fred Babweteera, Prof. Hubert Roth-Siegen, Mr. Fred Matovu-UNCCI, Dr. Jackson Majaliwa Mwanjololo, Prof. Denis Mpairwe, Prof. Imasiku A. Nyambe and other participants during the Demand Driven Teaching (DDT) project’s concluding meeting, 8th November 2019, SFTNB Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The towards Demand Driven Teaching (DDT) project has come to an end with a call on universities, governments and national chamber of commerce to embrace an education system that links universities to industries to address the needs of society and create jobs for the youth. The call was made during the final meeting to end the project where different partners chatted the way forward in terms of sustainability.

DDT is an initiative among University of Siegen-Centre for International Capacity Development (CICD) in Germany, Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) in Uganda, University of Zambia (UNZA), Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies–Zambian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI), Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI), Agricultural Innovation Systems Brokerage Association, Uganda (AGINSBA), Les Rams Consult Limited Uganda, GI Geoinformatik GmbH, Augsburg, Germany and InnotechIngenieurgesellschaftmbH, Germany.

The initiative worth $ 400,000 USD was funded by Germany Exchange Services (DAAD) from 2016 to 2019. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a self-governing organization of German universities with 238 member universities 107 student bodies. The project's final meeting was held on 8th November 2019 at the Conference Hall, School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio engineering, Makerere University.

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