The Africa Center of Excellence for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation at Haramaya University has admitted 33 national and regional students in to its second cohort programs commencing October 2018.
The Center has admitted the students for a PhD degree in Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation, MSc degree in Climate Smart Agriculture and MSc degree in Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management.
From the 33 admitted students for the 2018/19 academic year, 30 percent of the students are regional students coming from eastern and southern African countries.
Moreover, 51 percent of the students admitted to the three post-graduate programs are females.
The students are expected to benefit from top quality professors visiting the center for lectures. They will also be conducting research thematically linked to climate smart agricultural technologies and biodiversity conservation that should be published on scientific journals of high reputation.
Forty-seven students admitted in the first cohort, of which 12 are regional students coming from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi and Zimbabwe have been attending classes for more than a year.
Students in the first cohort have already defended their PhD and MSc research proposals and are now poised to start the thesis research.