The University for Development Studies (UDS) has entered into an agreement of research exchange and rural development with Care International, Ghana. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) took place on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dungu Campus.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye signed for UDS whiles Ambassador Elkanah Obembo, the Country Director, signed for Care International, Ghana.
As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, the two institutions will undertake joint research and educational activities, exchange research information, develop capacity of staff and students and undertake any other cooperative activities that will be beneficial to both institutions. The partnership will through the Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences (FACS), roll-out a new model of TTFPP that will emphasize on attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This new TTFPP model will take off in the Third Trimester of the 2017/2018 academic year.
Welcoming the delegation, Prof. Teye thanked Ambassador Obembo and expressed optimism that the signing of the MoU will pave the way for further collaborations with Care International and consequently, lead to development of rural communities. He noted that, UDS has a bank of varied research works and all it needed was the resources for implementation. He was hopeful that such collaboration with Care International will be a perfect engagement that will lead to the transformation of the rural communities
For his part, Ambassador Obembo assured the University of his Organization’s resolve to work towards achieving the objectives of the MoU, particularly, the implementation and sustenance of the new TTFPP model.
Accompanying Ambassodor Obembo were Mr.Michael Alandu, Chief of Party for Northern Ghana Governance Activities and Ms. Agnes Loriba, Team Leader–Tamale Sub-Office of Care International, Ghana. Prof. Amin Alhassan, Dr. Courage Saaba, Dr. Richard Yeboah and others senior teaching and administrative staff also represented UDS.