Problem-Based-Learning Bioeconomy Entrepreneurship and Capacity Building Programme in Africa
|Problem-Based-Learning Bioeconomy Entrepreneurship and Capacity Building Programme in Africa
|Häme University of Applied Sciences (project supervisor), Finland; Aalto University, Finland; University of Nairobi, Kenya; Egerton University, Kenya; South Eastern Kenya University, Kenya; University of Zambia, Zambia; Mulungushi University, Zambia
|The programme is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and administered by the Finnish National Agency for Education, HEI ICI.
PBL-BioAfrica is a collaborative project for strengthening the capacity in bioeconomy HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) in Kenya and Zambia. Reforming bio-entrepreneurship education to meet the needs in working life and to promote entrepreneurship among students and graduates will lead to economic productivity as well as environmental and social sustainability.
The focus is in developing problem-based learning (PBL) methods in bioeconomy education, and utilising open distance learning (ODL) formats and open education resources (OER) in order to reach large numbers of students.
The project is funded by the HEI ICI (Higher Education Institutions Institutional Cooperation Instrument). HEI ICI supports cooperation projects between higher education institutions in Finland and the developing world. The projects support the HEIs as they develop their subject-specific, methodological, educational and administrative capacity. The programme is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and administered by the Finnish National Agency for Education.
The bioeconomy higher education institutions in Kenya and Zambia.
Kenya and Zambia.
The project consortium
The project consortium consists of 2 HEIs in Finland, 3 in Kenya and 2 in Zambia. In addition, the The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a key partner for disseminating project results to wider Africa.
Principal Research Scientist