Social innovations in Geo-ICT education at Tanzanian Higher Education Institutes for improved employability (GEOICT4e) is a collaborative research project among four Tanzanian Universities and three Finish universities.
Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is one among the four Tanzanian Universities, others are University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Ardhi University (ARU), State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) and Moshi Co-Operative University (MoCU).
The main outcome of GeoICT4e is to enhance teaching capacities on the areas of geospatial and ICT education, leading to graduates’ better employment.
To achieve this, the project is annually implementing, multi-competence learning (MCL) campaign, where students work in multidisciplinary environment with peers, mentors and stakeholders to identify complex problems, formulate relevant questions and design new solutions using digital data and technologies.
At Sokoine University of Agriculture, the MCL campaign was launched on 1st August 2022 by the Principal of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism, Prof. Suzana Augustino and will run for 8 weeks.
The participants are 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students from BSc Forestry, BSc Wildlife and Management, BSc Environmental Science and Management, BSc Informatics, BSc Education (Geography and Biology), BSc Education (Geography and Physics), and BSc Education (Geography and Mathematics).
They will work in multidisciplinary teams around a broader theme of "UNSUSTAINABLE URBAN ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ITS IMPLICATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE". Within this broader theme, students will focus on sub-themes to find solutions to the real-world societal problem by applying geospatial skills, to come up with innovative geospatial solutions.
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