- June 7, 2018
I feel very proud to be part of this great project of World Bank and Government of Uganda known as Eastern and Southern Africa Centres of Excellence Project (ACE II). I thank the Government of Uganda and indeed the governments of the eight countries within this region for having expressed interest in participating in this regional project. The Government of Uganda not only expressed interest in the project but also (unlike other governments within the region) permitted all eligible Universities within Uganda, including Private Universities, to submit their proposals so that the best proposals are competitively selected. This is how our University, a privately owned (not-for-profit University, belonging to the Uganda Episcopal Conference) was selected. The Centre is making a difference in the area of Agro-ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE). Read More
One thing that unites us is that we all eat. We therefore (all) depend upon Agriculture which is the main source of food. It is this inevitable union which transcends all boarders of race, gender, age, creed and the rest that informs the objectives of our center – The World Bank supported center of Agroecology and livelihood systems (ACALISE).
Agroecology which is the backbone of the center is not just a climate smart form of Agriculture as it is sometimes classified but a holistic way of life; a livelihood, where mother nature harmoniously works with ‘’acceptable scientific innovations’’ to provide for her off springs. ACALISE therefore subscribes to the school of thought that integrates tradition with science to enable actors in the Agriculture based value chains live a productive life in harmony with nature. Read More