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Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Faculty of Development Studies

 Contact details
Contact personMs. Anke Weisheit
PhD Fellow - Innovator 
StreetP.O. Box 1410, Highstreet University campus 
Address 00000 - Mbarara (Other) 
EmailShow Email
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Anthropology
» Cultural studies
» Ethnic studies
» Sociology
» Agriculture
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Environmental sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Rural development specialist with 8Y experience in Uganda in capacity development, indigenous knowledge system and biodiversity research & development

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Generalist working in the field of Agroforestry, medicinal plant and tree cultivation, sustainable harvest of
medicinal species, herbal medicine formulation & packing improvement, training, poverty reduction
impact assessments, corporate identity development. Particularly interested in the integration of
indigenous knowledge, practices and technologies in development and research. Planning to set up
Institute of Indigenous Knowlegde (IIK) for the advancement of indigenous knowledge in research and

Integrated Natural Resource Management, Indigenous Knowledge & Rights, Rural Development
(Agriculture, Natural Resource Conflicts), Development Practitioner, Herbalist Farmer Interface, Training
Course Development, Poverty Reduction Impact Assessment, Participant Rural Appraisals, Proposal
Development, Branding and Corporate Identity
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleDomestication of safe medicinal species for income generation, improvement of the Herbal health care provision and conservation of the environment.
Specific ThemeBiodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood
Project websitehttp://www.vicres.net
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleInnovative Approaches for Mainstreaming Integrated Natural Resource Management in Institutions in East and Central Africa Region
Specific ThemeNatural Resources Management
Project websitehttp://www.asareca.org

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Experience in Germany, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Japan etc.
Agroforestry, medicinal plant and tree cultivation, domestication and sustainable harvest of medicinal species,
herbal medicine formulation & packing improvement, curriculum development & training, poverty reduction
impact assessments, business plan development, advisory services to small enterprises and corporate identity
development, farmer access to market, value chain development.

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