Enhancing students' interest in the EAC integration process
NCPR supports student exchange programmes as part of the regional integration strategy that aims to promote the exchange of culture. NCPR through these exchange programmes creates an enabling environment for students to develop an interest in the integration process, and give them an opportunity to learn more about the region.
The result of the exchange programmes is international exposure, best learning practices and widened knowledge of different cultures.
This scenario brings closer relationships amongst the students from different regions and also gives them an opportunity to understand development at the community level, and the ways in which grass-root projects build capacity and empower communities. The information they gain from cultural and experimental exchange is invaluable as they consider links between East and West, theory and practice, diplomacy and development, and international peace and conflict resolution.
Students under the exchange programme undertake research and training in thematic areas at the Centre in Arusha. The research is purely academic and geared towards enhancing the students’ knowledge of regional integration and development.
All programme content is aligned to relevant issues on the ground in East Africa. The course structures consist of class work, guest speakers and independent research. In addition, the programmes include visits to the international and regional organizations based in Arusha.
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