Monday, March 27, 2017

Quality assurance and the changing face of higher education in Rwanda

I recently visited one of the private university based in Kigali and in a third year class I met Kayishema, a 23-year old student. While I was there, the lecturer asked him to come to the board to present an argument based on facts from one lab report that he prepared as part of assignment and he began to smile nervously while looking to his classmates, asking for help.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mapping climate change vulnerability in East African urban settings

While the urbanization comes at a price, especially in an era of increased risk of natural disasters, there is a need for users of urban infrastructure to  keep safety in mind since the phenomenon of flooding and global warming  has greatly increased over recent years in  several major cities across the East African region.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rwanda: Climate expert says El Nino will not escalate in 7 Great Horn of Africa States

Although El Nino will continue to strengthen in the next few months,  this will not escalate into a worsening situation in seven members countries of the Great Horn of Africa (GHA) as the warming of the sea's surface in the Indian Ocean will decay, a senior weather expert said.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Promoting Science and Technology in Higher Education: it is about time...

As the World Bank in conjunction with the Rwandan government hosted on March 12-13, 2014 in the Rwandan capital city Kigali, the first ever high-level forum focusing on the promotion of science, technology and innovation in higher education system, the quality education described to be among other main factors affecting implementation of these commitments' success or failure likelihood seem very much on the rise.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Satellites boost new crop insurance programme in Rwanda

RUSATIRA, Rwanda  – The Rwandan government has introduced a crop insurance scheme for farmers, backed up by satellite weather stations to monitor the precise impacts of drought and heavy rains on farming.

Monday, April 23, 2012

X-ray technology harnessed to grow more nutritious crops

[KIGALI] Agricultural researchers in Rwanda have adapted a technology widely used in the mining sector to analyse the mineral content of food crops such as beans and maize, with a view to developing more nutritious crops.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

RWANDA Forest Conservation Calls for Carrot and Stick

KIGALI - For years, the various campaigns for sustainable use of forests just passed Pascal Segatashya by. But Rwanda's ambitious Forest Conservation Project eventually found him - and it has transformed his life and livelihood. Most of his neighbours in a rural community in the Gisagara district in southern Rwanda are farmers, but the father of five made a living largely from illegally chopping down eucalyptus trees on his five-hectare holding to sell as firewood.