MoU Ceremony between UNU and UY1


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On 12 January 2012 the Rector of the University of Yaoundé I Prof. Oumarou Bouba and the Prof. Jakob Rhyner, UNU Vice Rector in Europe signed a Memorandum of Understanding to institutionalize the collaboration in the field of e-learning.

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  • At this colloquium Dr. Virginie Aimard from the United Nations University (UNU) gave an introduction to e-learning, with practical exercises on how to access the web-based learning management system Moodle. Dr. Aimard gave an overview about the educational potential of online content and material in general for the university of Yaoundé I. This Humboldt Colloquium presented a great opportunity to explore the feasibility and interest of the University in developing their competence in producing and delivering e-learning content. The fact that several professors are collaborating on equal level within the same university clearly demonstrates the motivation and dedication of the interdisciplinary group.
  • In September 2008 Prof. Dr. Mama Foupouagnigni was invited as a guest scholar to the United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) in Bonn to elaborate a project proposal for the deployment of e-learning at the University of Yaoundé I. With the help and expertise of Dr. Aimard, he developed a project plan for the introduction of e-learning at UY1. During his stay at UNU in Bonn for two months, several contacts were established to German as well as to African universities. Amongst them a strong collaboration has been initiated with the Institute for Information Systems for Production and Operations Management at the University of Duisburg-Essen which is a leading institute for e-learning research and development that hosts many international projects in the field of e-learning and capacity building. September-October 2008: UNU-ViE invited Prof. Foupouagnigni to stay as a visiting professor for two months to gain expertise by working with UNU-ViE e-learning expert, elaborate the plan and meet with different German university experts and donors (Humboldt Foundation, DAAD, private companies).
  • Welcome to Africa: It is planned to undertake specific research and development activities for: increasing the research capacity of young scientists undertaking applied research for the benefit of the local population enhancing knowledge transfer for building capacity on project management among the stakeholder groups supported by advanced e-learning tools. An interactive e-Learning environment for IWM will be designed. This portal shall serve to: enhance knowledge exchange among IWM stakeholders advocate the need of enhancing IWM R&D measures with focus on socio-economic and geographical aspects on the African continent provide learning and teaching materials on IWM allocate a portfolio on IWM concepts and good practices
  • MoU Ceremony between UNU and UY1

    1. 1. MoU Ceremony between the United Nations University and the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon 12 January 2012 Bonn, Germany
    2. 2. Visit of the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon Bonn, Germany (12 January 2012) Institutional capacities for e-learning Maike Schansker::::: The United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe
    3. 3. <ul><li>United Nations University </li></ul><ul><li>– a different university… </li></ul>
    4. 4. UNU – A Global University
    5. 5. B iotechnology and society Local & global governance , regional integration Environment and human security Food and nutrition capacity building Postgraduate fisheries research and development Geothermal research , exploration and development Strategic approaches to sustainable development Global health Software technologies for development Leadership development Sustainability and peace Natural resources management Water, environment and human health Socio-economic impacts of new technologies Development economics UN- Water capacity development Fields of Work Research projects – Capacity Development – Graduate Education
    6. 6. »Science and Technology to Ensure Human Security«. The United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) UNU-ViE is active in networking in capacity development, knowledge transfer, and strengthens the institutional development of UNU and its partners.
    7. 7. <ul><li>Promoting innovative learning scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Acting as a knowledge broker </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering people through skills and competences </li></ul>Education @ UNU in Bonn
    8. 8. <ul><li>The « UNU e-academy » </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Bringing together UNU staff, experts and partners </li></ul>E-Learning @ UNU 26-27 November 2008 UN Campus Bonn, Germany Workshop “ Innovative capacity development through e-learning with a special focus on Africa”
    10. 10. <ul><li>Pooling resources, </li></ul><ul><li>capacity and expertise </li></ul>E-Learning @ UNU Developing a collaborative approach 12-13 October 2009 UN Campus Bonn, Germany
    11. 11. <ul><li>UNU opens up </li></ul><ul><li>- From resources … </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>UNU OpenCourseWare </li></ul>UNU goes Open
    13. 13. <ul><li> </li></ul>UNU goes Open
    14. 14. <ul><li>UNU opens up </li></ul><ul><li>… to open courses </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>OpenED 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Research project & course </li></ul>UNU goes Open
    16. 16. <ul><li>The “OERtest“ project: </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstreaming OER in Higher Education </li></ul>UNU goes Open
    17. 17. <ul><li>Empowering Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions in Africa </li></ul>
    18. 18. Supporting the strategic integration of e-learning University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
    19. 19. <ul><li>“ Challenges and perspectives for e-learning and research development in Cameroon” </li></ul>E-learning training in Cameroon Mobilizing at grass roots level Humboldt Colloquium at Yaoundé I University 2008
    20. 20. <ul><li>Create a strategic approach in line with the U niversity vision </li></ul>Integration of management & academics E-learning training in Cameroon June 2008 Yaoundé, Cameroon
    21. 21. <ul><li>26 and 27 November 2008 in Bonn, Germany </li></ul>„ Peer learning – building alliances and network“ <ul><ul><li>Study Visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at UNU-ViE in Bonn, Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Sept – Nov 2008) </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. „ Peer learning – building alliances and network“ Universities 2.0 Series A vision for learning in the 21 st century eLearning Africa 2009 in Dakar, Senegal
    23. 23. Workshop „Integrating E-Learning into Higher Education“ Bringing people together – Conversations that matter 2009
    24. 24. Fact Finding Mission & E-learning training in Cameroon Meeting with the university management 19-23 Oct 2009 Yaoundé, Cameroon Hands-on-practice Training of researchers & setting up a core team for e-learning
    25. 25. Workshop „Sowing the Seeds of Innovation“ Bringing people together – Conversations that matter 27 May 2011 @ eLearning Africa Promoting and integrating innovative e-learning practices in African HEIs
    26. 26. ECBCheck Training: Quality in E-Learning Self-assessment & Peer review June 2011 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy
    27. 27. eSchool #1 Introduction to E-Learning Developing a vision and a model for e-learning at the University of Yaoundé I Photo by Tony Carr June 2011
    28. 28. Institutional Cooperation University of Yaoundé I & UNU-ViE Support by the leadership
    29. 29. Content Creation & Peer Review text Online Discussion on Moodle: “ Improving Quality“ September 2011
    30. 30. eSchool 2 Development of course templates December 2011
    31. 31. University of Cape Town, South Africa Free University Berlin, Germany Baden-Würrtemberg Corporate State University, Germany Success factors The power of networks and alliances Kenyatta University, Kenya University Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, CAmeroon
    32. 32. What lies ahead… E-Learning for Integrated Watershed Management <ul><li>Proposal-writing Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>21-25 Nov 2011, Nairobi (Kenya) </li></ul><ul><li>funded by DAAD </li></ul><ul><li>Free University Berlin / Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Kenyatta University, Nairobi / Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>University Yaoundé I, Yaoundé / Cameroon </li></ul><ul><li>University of Cape Town, Cape Town / South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Baden-Württemberg Corporate State University, Stuttgart / Germany </li></ul>
    33. 33. What lies ahead… The power of networks and alliances EU ACP Science & Technology Programme Proposal ”African Water Knowledge Network” <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>to enhance decision-making processes among IWM stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>to strengthen the professional capacity of and collaboration between scientists and practitioners in IWM </li></ul><ul><li>to promote and strengthen open exchange of information, sharing knowledge, creating learning opportunities and communication among IWM stakeholders </li></ul>
    34. 34. <ul><li>” Enhancing collaborative research and development capacities of German and Sub-Saharan African partners on IWM” </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: bridging the communication gap between scientists/researchers, practitioners/decision makers and the local population in the field of integrated watershed management </li></ul><ul><li>Partners: </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations University, Bonn / Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Baden-Württemberg Corporate State University, Stuttgart / Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Kenyatta University, Nairobi / Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>University Yaoundé I, Yaoundé / Cameroon </li></ul><ul><li>University of Cape Town, Cape Town / South Africa </li></ul>What lies ahead… E-Learning for Human Security <ul><li>Workshop: “Management of environmental risks and natural disasters -How can e-learning help?” </li></ul><ul><li>Partners: </li></ul><ul><li>National Disaster Management Agency Cameroon </li></ul><ul><li>University of Yaounde I, Cameroon </li></ul>23 – 25 May 2012 (Benin)
    35. 35. Let’s connect! UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY Vice Rectorate In Europe (UNU-ViE) Maike Schansker Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10 D-53113 Bonn, Germany E-Mail: ::::::::::::::::: [email_address] Corporate website ::::: Blog: :::::::