This Triple Helix (3H) initiative is uniting government, academia and the private sector and aims to boost the horticulture sector in Uganda. The launch will be at Kyambogo University in Kampala on 16th April 2021.

The main purpose of this platform is to stimulate innovations through information exchange and joint project activities leading to a transformation of Uganda’s horticulture sector.

The multi-stakeholder platform is the result of collaboration between Kyambogo University (KyU), Bukalasa Agricultural College (BAC) and the Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and facilitated by Q-Point B.V. Its establishment is based on a labour market needs assessment (LMNA) and readiness surveys addressing the skills needs of the horticultural sector. It was conducted by researchers from Kyambogo University and Bukalasa Agricultural College in collaboration with Q-Point B.V. and MSM in 2020, as part of the Nuffic OKP-Uga-103559 project.

At this launch, findings of the LMNA will be shared, and strategies for operationalization of the platform to ensure it sustainably benefits all the partners will be discussed. Afterwards, there will be time for an open discussion about the main issues within the horticulture sector. The session will end with some networking and lunch time. Speakers are going to be: the Vice Chancellor, KyU, Dr. Robert Mulebeke (HOD agriculture, KyU), Mr. Carel Jaspers from Q-Point B.V, Mr. Andre Dellevoet from MSM, Ms. Laurika du Bois from Agricolleges International, and Mr. Arinaitwe Gilbert from Agromax (U) Ltd. The session will be chaired by Ms. Racheal Ninsiima, Dr. Tumuhaise Venansio and Dr. Robert Mulebeke who are all from KyU.

Date: 16th of April 2021

Time: 08:00-14:00

Venue: NPT Boardroom, Kyambogo University in Kampala; participation via Zoom is also possible

For more information, please contact: Ms. Racheal Ninsiima rachealninsiima@gmail.com; Dr. Robert Mulebeke rmulebeke @kyu.ac.ug