Covab in The 2019 Summer School field Study
The College hosted the 2019 Summer School from 4th to 28th June 2019, which commenced in high spirit with theoretical learning, experiential/ field learning in the Central, East and West. This knowledge sharing occasion continued with sharing of ideas during the 8th International Cultural Boma and concluded with the Conference under the theme; “Global Health Security: A need for Multi-sectorial Partnerships for Sustainable Livelihoods and Development”.
The Summer Course runs every June with students from other countries and in particular, Mississippi State University and regional universities including Makerere University converging at COVAB for an exciting program designed to equip them with knowledge and skills in animal production, disease surveillance and public health. This year, the course exposed the participants to experiential learning with field trips to Central, Eastern and Western Uganda to learn about food security, wildlife and eco-system health management while getting an insight into Ugandan culture and systems.
Well, this year the Summer School was once again coordinated by Dr. Gabriel Tumwine, and it was a great pleasure to host the Summer School team from Mississippi State University and Summer School Alumni from Smithsonian Institution-USA who were engaged in a meeting with the College Principal, Prof. John David Kabasa and the Infectious Diseases Management (IDM) MSc students on 13th June, 2019 in which they brainstormed ideas on strengthening collaborations through more knowledge sharing international programmes similar to the Summer School.