Research Activities

Research Project Resource Management and Development: PIASS-TUFS Joint Seminar in Huye

On February 18 – 19, the Joint Seminar on Resource Management and Development was organized by PIASS /CRASPD and African Studies Center (ASC) of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) at the PIASS Huye campus.

The seminar involved 26 researchers from Japan, Rwanda, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who presented papers, and 15 other participants from PIASS, University of Rwanda and various government institutions.The seminar involved 26 researchers from Japan, Rwanda, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who presented papers, and 15 other participants from PIASS, University of Rwanda and various government institutions.

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The titles of papers presented by members of PIASS/ CRASPD during the Joint Seminar are as follows:

  • “Nature Conservation Policies and Practices in Africa: Critical Analysis, Ideological Challenges and Strategic Vision for Protected Areas Sustainable Management” by Gloriose Umuziranenge & Elysée Ntiranyibagira
  • “Gender Aspects of Agrarian Reform in Post Genocide Rwanda: Understanding the Benefits of Land Use Consolidation Program for Women Smallholder Farmers” by Fortunée Bayisenge
  • “Constraints to the Adoption and Scaling-up of Conservation Agriculture (CA) for Smallholder Farming in Rwanda: Farmers’ Perspectives” by Kazuyuki Sasaki & Serge Muvunyi
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At the conclusion of the seminar, participants of the seminar discussed the outline of the next seminar that is planned at the University of Ghana in September, 2020 and future prospects of a joint research project.

A brief report of the Joint Seminar can also be seen at http://www.tufs.ac.jp/asc/english/activities//2002PIASS-TUFSSeminarReport.html