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Israel supports Uganda in technology, skills

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Added 14th February 2018 11:57 AM

According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, the programme dubbed ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ aims at moulding all-inclusive students.

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According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, the programme dubbed ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ aims at moulding all-inclusive students.

PIC: The writer (second right) with some of the Ugandan students studying at the Danziger Flower Farm in Tel Aviv, Israel

Ugandan students are set to benefit from a programme yet to be launched by Israel’s Agency for International Development in collaboration with the education ministry. 

According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, the programme dubbed ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ aims at moulding all-inclusive students.

He said Israel wants to produce students who are both academic achievers and skilled; for personal and Uganda’s economic development. There are about 600 students drawn from different Ugandan institutions of higher learning who are in Israel, under a one-year partnership programme, which entails

study and work on farms and get a stipend. Nahshon made the revelation recently while meeting journalists from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Angola, Cameroon and Ethiopia who were on a tour of Israel organised by the Israeli government.

The journalists also met seven Ugandan agriculture students at the world’s renowned Danziger Flower Farm (breeders of varieties of cut flowers and bedding and pot plant) in Tel Aviv. The Ugandan students included; Titus Mwangale, Ben Oumo and Stuart Amanya from Bukalasa Agricultural College.

Others are Isaiah Tumwine, Robert Semambo and Laban Ahereza from Ssese Farm Institute and Godfrey Nimungu from Kyambogo University. While welcoming the Some of the Ugandan students studying at the Danziger Flower Farm in Tel Aviv, Israel

Emmanuel Nahshon journalists to Israel, Ambassador Gil Haskel, the deputy director general at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Israel plans to get into Africa in a big way.

“We are a small country with a small economy and will not be competing with world super powers. We shall co-operate with African states in the fields of agriculture technology, irrigation, alternative energy sources-solar and wind energy,” the diplomats said.

He said Israel will provide expertise to African countries in security, particularly training and sharing of information on terrorism and counter-terrorism.

Story compiled by Geoffrey Kulubya

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