Al-Quds Open University

QOU participates in the Kick-off meeting of the "BREEDTECH" project

Published on: 19-05-2024

Al-Quds Open University participated in the kick-off meeting of the “Building Capacity in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Education and Research through partnership program in Africa, Middle East and Europe for Agricultural Transformation” project. The kick-off meeting of the three-year (2024-2027) project funded by “Erasmus +” was held at Egerton University in Kenya. It  aimed to present a work plan for the project during its implementation phase and to discuss the activities to be implemented during the proposed timetable, in addition to agreeing on the role of all partner universities in implementing these activities.

QOU was represented by Dr. Aziz Salama, the Project Coordinator, and Ms. Saba Farhana from the Center for Digital Learning. Dr. Aziz Salama presented the work plan to implement the Dissemination and Impact work package managed by QOU. The presentation included the work plan, the role of partners and their contributions in implementing the activities, and the expected outputs from the implementation of this package, which contribute to increasing the impact of the project’s outputs and the sustainability of its results beyond the end of the project implementation period.

On the other hand, Ms. Farhana provided a technical presentation on implementing (MOOC) as one of the open education methods. During her presentation; she discussed the purpose of the MOOC, its features, and the conditions for its implementation to ensure its success. 

It is worth noting that the BREEDTECH project includes a consortium of ten HEIs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Italy, Serbia, and Sweden, in addition to two universities from Palestine. BREEDTECH aims to enhance the efficiency of human cadres, including researchers and teachers, in the field of plant genetic improvement and biotechnology for colleges of agriculture in partner universities in Palestine, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Furthermore, it aims to activate the contribution of various genetic improvement techniques to curb climate change.