We present projects by staff and students of Kyambogo University and the students and collaborations with our national and international partners. Some of these projects are listed below.
About the AHEAD Project
The AHEAD project (African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development) is a three-year Capacity Building project, started on October 15, 2017 and ending on October 14, 2020. The consortium consists of 4 universities from Europe (Romania, Poland, UK, Italy), a consultancy company from Bulgaria, 5 universities from Kenya, 2 universities from Tanzania and 3 universities from Uganda. In Uganda, the participating Universities are Kyambogo University, Lira University and Makerere University.
The project seeks to build capacities of staff in the Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan universities’ to lead and manage innovation that best fits their countries’ inclusive and sustainable development needs.
Business Incubation Center – BIC
The University through ADB established a business Incubation center (KYU-BIC) to promote innovations and research and also to equip students with relevant skills suitable for the industrial work, entrepreneurship preparedness and Job market competition.
This NORHED (Norwegian) supported programme is being implemented in collaboration with the University of Oslo- Norway, University of Dar es Salaam – Tanzania and Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE). The main activities are;
- Human resource development at PhD and Masters level education
- Development of web-page on Sensory impairments (Visual, Hearing, and Deafblind)
- Research in sensory impairments through Postdoctoral scholarships
Technology can increase access to education for children with disabilities – Higher Education and Multimedia in Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation
The Royal Dutch (Netherlands) government through its centre for the blind and partially sighted (Visio) is working with the Faculty to screen, assess and rehabilitate students in ten secondary schools identified as having low vision. This programme involves the Ministry of Health (Eye Rehabilitation department) Ministry of Education (Special Needs and Inclusive Education) and Regional Eye Hospitals where the schools are located.
Teacher Education Development for Inclusive Education
This is a programme being implemented in collaboration with Sight savers Uganda Country Office, Ministry of Education and Sports (departments of Teacher Instructor, Education and Training as well as Special Needs and Inclusive Education), National Union of Disabled People of Uganda (NUDIPU) and Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC). It is meant to;
- Train tutors from all government and private Primary Teachers Colleges to develop skills to implement the special needs education component in the PTC curriculum. The intention is to pass out teachers with an inclusive orientation to support all children in their classes.
- Advocate for an inclusive policy and a provision that takes into consideration the needs of persons with disabilities.
PAGEL – Speech and Language Therapy Interventions
The Faculty is collaborating with the Leibniz University in Hannover (Germany), Kenyatta University (Kenya) and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Tanzania) to implement a speech and language therapy intervention for babies, young children, adults and seniors (elders). The first phase of the programme has been on human resource development for a sustainable speech and Language Therapy support in a form that is cost-effective for the country
Our staff and students have also created some stunning innovations in science and technology as listed below.