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A collaborative research program between Michigan State University and Makerere University psychiatry departments on climate change and gender-based violence in Uganda 

Itziar Familiar (MSU); Jura Augustinaviciu (Johns Hopkins); Noeline Nakasujja (Makerere) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; Makerere University (Uganda); Johns Hopkins University (US) 


Building Faculty Capacity for Engaged Student Learning in Teacher Education through a Global Community of Practice 

Bethany Wilinski (MSU); Maregesi Manyoni (UDSM-DUCE); M. Mhlauhi (UB) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania); University of Botswana (Botswana) 


Water Accessibility, Training Enhancement and Research in Africa Network: The WATER Africa Network 

Jade Mitchell (MSU); Julie Libarkin (MSU); Vincent Chigor (UNN); Cheikh Bécaye Gaye (UCAD) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Nigeria); Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal) 


Transforming Public Higher Education in West Africa through Community Engagement 

Stephen Esquith (MSU); Assan Sara (Ohio University); Ibra Sene (Wooster); Welore Tamboura (ULSHB); Mame Samba Mbaye (UCAD) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University: Ohio University (US): Wooster College (US); Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako (Mali)Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal), University of Gambia (Gambia) 


Grant Writing Workshop at the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 

Amelia Odo (UNN); Rebecca Malouin (MSU) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Nigeria) 





Developing an IRB at University of Nigeria: A Culturally-Relevant Model 

Michael O’Rourke (MSU); Felix N. Chukwuneke (UNN); Ike Iyioke (MSU) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Nigeria) 


Responding to demand and imperative in forest science at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources through education and research 

David Skole (MSU); Daud Kachamba (LUANAR); Judith Kamoto (LUANAR) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; Lilongwe University of Agriculture andNatural Resources (Malawi) 


Strengthening sustainable intensification concepts in agriculture and natural resource courses in African Universities 

Regis Chikowo (MSU and University of Zimbabwe); Sieg Snapp (MSU); Wezi Mhango (LUANAR) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University: University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe); Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Malawi) 


Improved Agricultural Messaging to Prevent Losses due to Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) in Uganda and Tanzania 

Julia Bella-Bravo (MSU); Frederick Muyodi (Makerere); Rose Nalwanga (Makerere); Frolence Rutechura (UDSM); Daniel Shilla (UDSM) 

Institutional Partner: Michigan State University; Makerere University (Uganda); University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 


Promoting Youth Engagement in East Africa 

Jeff Conroy-Krutz (MSU); William Tayeebwa (Makerere) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; Makerere University (Uganda); Egerton University (Kenya); University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 


Transforming Institutions Through a Strategic Research Data Management and Analysis 

Frederi Viens (MSU); Leonard Johnson (MSU); Dennis Ikpe (MSU); Lorraine Weatherspoon (MSU); Ama Njoku (UB) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; University of Botswana, (Botswana); Egerton University (Kenya), Lagos State University (Nigeria); University of Cape Town (South Africa); University of Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone) 


Training workshop for early career lecturers and graduate students in linguistics 

Jonathan Choti (MSU); Lucy Wathika (Egerton University); Peter Githinji (Kenyatta University) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; Egerton University (Kenya); Moi University (Kenya); Kenyatta University (Kenya) 


A Self-Assessment and Sensitization Workshop on Mainstreaming Gender in UNN Academic and Management Programs 

Anthonia Achike (UNN); Wenda Bauchspies (MSU); Sarah Ssali (Makerere) 

Institutional Partners: University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Nigeria); Michigan State University; 

Makerere University (Uganda) 


Proposal for Pilot Workshops on eCommerce and Digital Technologies-Virtual Global Consultant Group 

W.E. DaCruz (VGC); Naomi Cook (VGC); Sera Gondwe (LUANAR); Deborah Amulen (Makerere); Patrick Vudriko (Makerere) 

Institutional Partners: Virtual Global Consultants (US); Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Malawi); Makerere University (Uganda) 





Intended Exploratory Grant with Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology 

Carl Boehlert (MSU); Mohamed Abdel-Hady Gepreel (E-JUST) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (Egypt) 


Strategies to minimize the effects of aflatoxins in food systems and public health in East Africa 

James Tuitoek (Egerton University); John Kaneene (MSU); Archileo Kaaya (Makerere University); Meshack Obonyo (Egerton University) 

Institutional PartnersEgerton University (Kenya); Michigan State University; Makerere University (Uganda) 


Capacity Building for Research and Writing Support: A North-North-South-South Institutional Collaboration 

Trixie Smith (MSU); Katie Bryant (MSU); Godson Gatsha (Botswana Open University) 

Institutional Partners: Botswana Open University (Botswana); Mangosuthu University ofTechnology (South Africa); Michigan State University; Carleton University (Canada) 


Supporting Library Resources Infrastructure and Planning for Regional Capacity Building Initiatives 

Jessica Achberger (MSU); Manenga Ndulo (UNZA & SAIPAR); Marja Hinkelaar (SAIPAR) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State University; Southern African Institute for Policyand Research (Zambia) 


100 years of "Hajj" memories in West Africa and the Maghreb (1900-2000) 

Ibrahima Thiaw (UCAD); Dean Rehberger (MSU) 

Institutional Partners: UCAD (Senegal); MSU; NMAAHC-Smithsonian (USA); University Gaston Berger (Senegal); Mohamed V University (Morocco); Michigan State University 


Soil Fertility Management in Kenya as a Coupled Natural and Human System 

Lisa Tiemann (MSU); John Kerr (MSU); John Olwande (Tegemeo Institute, Egerton University) 

Institutional Partners: Michigan State UniversityTegemeo Institute, Egerton University (Kenya)