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Title:Capacity building: a stakeholder-university partnership framework for The Gambia (work in progress)
Authors:Kah, Muhammadou M.O.
Kah, Jainaba M.L.ISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:African Administrative Studies (ISSN 0007-9588)
Issue:74
Pages:1-24
Language:English
Geographic term:Gambia
Subjects:universities
capacity building
development
Abstract:The aim of this lecture is to give an overview of shifting paradigms of development practice in capacity building and propose a possible framework for The Gambia with emphasis on the role of the University of The Gambia. The University of The Gambia has been engaged in building the capacity of actors in the various sectors that are expected to propel the country's development. However, the quality of higher education in The Gambia is dismally low. The lack of adequate professional trainers and educators, as well as of quality training, threatens the feasibility of any real moves towards a 'smart economy'. The University is currently undergoing a reform process, with a faculty or school focus replacing the earlier departmental focus. The authors outline the new academic structure and conclude with recommendations for capacity building which are targeted at both individuals and institutions. App., bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]