RCE Greater Masaka

Photo Credit: RCE Greater Masaka
Rce details
Region:
AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Country:
Uganda
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2015
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

The Regional Centre of Expertise Greater Masaka (RCEGM) is hosted by Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi. The University’s mandate is to teach, research and community engagements. The leadership of Uganda Martyrs University has been at the forefront of the institutionalization and propelling of the activities to initiate, host the Greater Masaka Regional Centre of Excellence (RCEGM) and the proposed activities in general. The University affirmed commitment to work with different stakeholders to promote activities of RCEGM. The RCEGM consists of the South – Eastern part of Lake Victoria crescent which includes 12 districts, namely; Bukomansimbi, Butambala, Gomba, Kalangala, Kalungu, Kyotera, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Masaka, Mityana, Mpigi, Rakai and Ssembabule. The districts that constitute the RCE are within the Lake Victoria Basin which supports approximately 3 million people through the application of social, economic, environment and ecological values.

Goals and Objectives:

Vision:
To be a leading centre of expertise in promoting education for sustainable development in the Greater Masaka Region in order to improve the quality life.

Objectives:

  1. To increase public awareness and understanding of Education for Sustainable Development
  2. To promote the reorienting of education towards mainstreaming ESD through practical educational approaches in the formal, non-formal and informal education
  3. Apply action research to identify sustainable solutions to emerging issues under the identified thematic areas
  4. To identify and consolidate networks among stakeholders to document, share information and publish ESD best practices and lessons
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Role: To put in place and enforce environment policies, laws and procedures, and conduct joint research on environment protection and management.

Name of organisation: Ministry of Water and Environment
Role: The role is to support and conduct collaborative research, as well as funding projects in the RCEGM II.

Activities
Current Activities:
  • Completing development of a Memorandum of Understanding defining working terms and relationships with partners, stakeholders and members – MOU being drafted
  • Constituting the RCE board for proper management and running of the RCE activities
  • Setting up a regional sub office 
Upcoming Activities:
  • Organise and conduct 1 training and 1 workshop on ESD for RCE member organisations, institutions/stakeholders
  • Hold 2 stakeholders meetings
Achievements:
  • RCE acknowledged a Flagship Project of Lake Victoria Catchment Environment Education project for its contribution to capacity development of stakeholders and partners
  • Implementing the research project on revitalising the utilisation practices of indigenous food resources
  • The community engagement and internship policies for Uganda Martyrs University were completed and approved by Senate. Started implementation especially the internship policy
  • Participated in the regional and RCE conferences
  • During the First RCE Thematic Conference held from 5th to 7th December 2017 in Okayama city, Japan, the RCE Greater Masaka was acknowledged for a Flagship Project of Lake Victoria Catchment Environment Education project for its contribution to capacity development of stakeholders and partners in the field of youth empowerment and mobilisation

Certification of recognition, for RCE Greater Masaka, Lake Victoria catchment environmental education project (Photo credit: RCE Greater Masaka)

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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Br. Aloysius Byaruhanga, Uganda Martyrs University
aloysiusbyaruhanga49@gmail.com
Secondary RCE Contact:
Dr. Kanyesigye Charles, Principal, Nsamisi Training Institute for Social Development
kanyesigyecharles@yahoo.com
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