Rwanda: Women’s Leadership Program in Agriculture
From November 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015, Michigan State University (MSU) subcontracted Washington State University (WSU) together with our partner institution, the University of Rwanda (UR) in order to deliver a gender sensitive Masters of Science in Agribusiness program at UR. The project had three specific objectives:
- To strengthen the human and institutional capacity of UR in teaching and applied research in agricultural sciences;
- To promote and support women's access to graduate education in agricultural sciences; and
- To extend UR's knowledge about, and women's expertise in, agricultural sciences to the community.
Goals 1 and 2 were adequately fulfilled, but goal 3 was only partially fulfilled due to circumstances at UR.