Based on the wide experience of EU Partners in field training, and aiming at facilitating the participation and co-teaching by Tanzania’s HEIs lecturers and technicians, 3 FIELD-BASED HE TRAININGS of 2-weeks each have been organized by EU lectures for students of each Tanzanian HEI (September and October 2022).
The Field-based HE training saw 89 Tanzanian students, moving from their respective HEI (UDSM: 29; SUA: 30; MWEKA: 30), to the 2 Tanzanian research stations: Nkweseko Scientific Station at Moshi and Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Center at Mang’ula. Students were selected among Bachelor (MWEKA) and Master (UDSM, SUA) students in agreement with the respective degrees for which the curricula are going to be upgraded. Selection was based on order of registration to the call, with a particular attention to gender status that has promoted women’s participation.
Moreover, a total of 28 Tanzanian lecturers and technicians (UDSM: 11; SUA: 6; MWEKA: 11) also participated to the field training. HEIs’ staff units were predominantly selected due to their field of expertise.
* The topics covered at the Nkweseko Scientific Station mainly focused on:
-Vegetation and climate measurements & Field map
-Biodiversity data publishing
-Entomology & Savanna habitat
-Plant taxonomy & Birds’ identification
* At UEMC, the activities focused on:
-Introduction and primate assessment methods
-Line transects and camera trapping methods
-Field methods in herpetology and entomology
-Bioacoustics and Citizen Science & Introduction to Afrotropical arthropods
-Identifying and sampling tropical arthropods & Identifications and species richness
A dedicated training on remote sensing, needing to be delivered in class, was also given in three successive days during July and August (2022) in each of the three HEIs by an expert from UBT.