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1 Forestry education in Sub-Saharan Africa S. Chakeredza, A. Yaye, A. Temu, J. Aucha and M. Zdravkovic Jun

2 Content 1. Introduction 2. Objectives 3. Methodology 4. Results 5. Conclusions 6. Recommendations

3 Introduction Forestry education in decline! Threats: 1. To continue producing inadequate graduates 2. Reduce capacity for forest management 3. Inappropriate water management and threat for food security 4. Low capacity to adapt and mitigate to the effects of climate change 5. Further loss of biodiversity

4 Objectives Overall: Looking at dynamics of Forestry Tertiary Education in Sub-Saharan Specific: 1. Identifying enrolment and graduation trends 2. Identifying major bottlenecks 3. Identifying skills and competencies in relation to industry requirements 4. Developing recommendations to improved forestry education

5 Methodology ANAFE member institutions

6 ANAFE member Institutions That Filled in the survey

7 Respondents Results No Institution Country Region of ANAFE Enrolment Trends Graduation Trends Staff Qualifications Staff to Student ratio Forestry Curriculum Review Employment Roles of Foresters Facilities and Resources Adequacy for Training and Priority needs Research and Outreach Activities Ce rt. Training Level Offered (years of study) Dipl. BSc MSc PhD Year of establis hment 1 University of KwaZulu Natal South Africa SA-RAFT Wondo Genet College of Forestry Ethiopia ECA-RAFT and Natural Resources 3 Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania SA-RAFT Botswana College of Agriculture Botswana SA-RAFT Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique SA-RAFT University of Kordofan Sudan ECA-RAFT Federal University of Technology Nigeria AHT-RAFT Akure 8 Kabianga University College Kenya ECA-RAFT Makerere University Uganda ECA-RAFT Malawi College of Forestry and Malawi SA-RAFT Wildlife 11 Instituto Agrário de Chimoio Mozambique SA-RAFT Mzuzu University Malawi SA-RAFT Nyabyeya Forestry College Uganda ECA-RAFT Zimbabwe College of Forestry Zimbabwe SA-RAFT

8 Results Respondents Enrolment Trends Graduation Trends Staff Qualifications Staff to Student ratio Forestry Curriculum Review Employment Roles of Foresters Facilities and Resources Adequacy for Training and Priority needs Research and Outreach Activities

9 Results Respondents Enrolment Trends Graduation Trends Staff Qualifications Staff to Student ratio Forestry Curriculum Review Employment Roles of Foresters Facilities and Resources Adequacy for Training and Priority needs Research and Outreach Activities

10 Results Respondents Enrolment Trends Graduation Trends Staff qualifications Staff to Student Ratio Forestry Curriculum Review Employment Roles of Foresters Facilities and Resources Adequacy for Training and Priority needs Research and Outreach Activities

11 Gender gap! Among students Among academic staff Female Male Difference ,6x 6,6x

12 Results No Institution Total Staff Respondents Enrolment Trends Graduation Trends Staff Qualifications Staff to Student ratio Forestry Curriculum Review Employment Roles of Foresters Facilities and Resources Adequacy for Training and Priority needs Research and Outreach Activities Total Student Certificate and Diploma Offering Colleges Ratio (Students/Staff) 1 Botswana College of Agriculture Malawi College of Forestry Chimoio College Nyabyeya Forestry College Zimbabwe College of Forestry BSc to PhD training institutions 1 Wondo Genet Forestry College Kordofan University Federal University of Technology Akure Makerere University

13 Results No Respondents Institution When Last Reviewed Enrolment Trends Certificate and Diploma Offering Colleges 1 Graduation Botswana College Trends of Agriculture Staff Malawi Qualifications College of Forestry Staff Chimoio to Student College ratio Nyabyeya Forestry College 1998 Forestry Curriculum 5 Zimbabwe College of Forestry 2010 Review BSc to PhD training institutions 1 Employment Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources 2010 Roles of Foresters 2 University of Kwazulu-Natal 2005 Facilities and Resources Adequacy for 3 Sokoine University of Agriculture Training Mzuzu and University Priority needs Research Makerereand University Outreach Activities Kabianga University College Federal University of Technology, Akure University of Kordofan Eduardo Mondlane University 2012

14 Results Respondents Enrolment Trends Graduation Trends Staff Qualifications Staff to Student ratio Forestry Curriculum Review Employment Roles of Foresters Facilities and Resources Adequacy for Training and Priority needs Research and Outreach Activities

15 Climate Results Respondents change Enrolment Trends Conflicts Graduation Trends Staff Qualifications Staff to Student Forestry ratio Forestry Curriculum being no Review longer Employment Greater attention to agroforestry REDD+ work Conservation Policy changes attractive Roles of Foresters Decentralized management Technology developmen t Weakened forestry sector Globalization Facilities and Forestry Resources for Adequacy for Training and poverty Priority needs reduction Research and Outreach Activities Multidisciplinary Plantation forestry together with indigenous species International isolation Limited resources Global agenda science Environmental changes Resource-centric to anthropocentric science

16 Results Respondents Enrolment Trends Graduation Trends Staff Qualifications Staff to Student ratio Forestry Curriculum Review Employment Roles of Foresters Facilities and Resources Adequacy for Training and Priority needs Research and Outreach Activities

17 Results Respondents Enrolment Trends Graduation Trends Staff Qualifications Staff to Student ratio Forestry Curriculum Review Employment Roles of Foresters Facilities and Resources Adequacy for Training and Priority needs Research and Outreach Activities

18 Discussion

19 Conclusions and Recommendations Curricula Management and study provision Policy Business friendly Introducing new components Regular reviewing

20 Conclusions and Recommendations Curricula Management and study provision Policy Increase female student enrolment More MSc and PhD programmes Working with Colleges and Private sector Improve facility and resources adequacy

21 Conclusions and Recommendations Curricula Management and study provision Policy Continuous education More exciting and challenging

22 Thank you!

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