President's Report 2007

Global partners – Memorial and Moi work towards sustainable development

In April 2007, Memorial University announced a $1 million partnership with Moi University in Kenya for development of research and training programs to help sustain the region’s aquatic resources.

A key project objective is to establish and implement outreach education programs that will help the country’s department of fisheries and local communities gain a better understanding of sustainable resource management, aquatic environments and related gender issues.

“Improving knowledge of ecosystem structure and management practices helps residents sustain resources and build sustainable livelihoods,” said Dr. Anthony Dickinson, director of Memorial’s International Centre which manages the project.

The project builds on a previous CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)-funded partnership between Memorial and Moi that helped establish that university’s Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (now the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Science).