Strengthening ICT-supported Community-Engaged Forestry Education in Kenya

Coordinator University of Eastern Finland
Contact details

Dr Sari Pitkänen, email: sari.k.pitkanen(at)

Budget €499 453,03
Duration 3/2013 - 12/2015
Academic field Forestry and education


University of Eldoret, Kenya

Brief Description:

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen and further support the sustainable development of capacity at the university of Eldoret (UOE), so that UOE can better perform the education, research and extension mandates in the area of sustainable natural resource management therefore contributing to the improvement of livelihoods and to reverse the environmental degradation in Kenya.
The objective is to strengthen the educational capacity and societal role of UOE within the area of sustainable natural resource management by enhancing (a) curricula and subject-specific capacity, (b) pedagogical and ICT capacity, (c) community engagement, and (d) administrative and networking capacity. For achieving this purpose, the project will develop a series of activities within four result areas.

Result Area(s):

  • Improved quality and relevance of higher education
  • Improved information management in teaching and learning
  • Strengthened the role and relevance of the HEIs in development

Key Results to be Achieved:

  • Practical aspects of the BSc forestry curriculum are strengthened
  • Forestry education curricula at postgraduate level (MSc and PhD) is improved
  • Local communities engage with teachers, students and graduates understanding the relevance and importance of forestry and sustainable natural resource management
  • The project is well coordinated and its results are adequately disseminated


Project leaflet