University of Fort Hare

Community mentorship for sustainable rural development and resilience


University of Fort Hare




South Africa

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Institutional Approach

The University of Fort Hare, South Africa, has set out a strategic plan centering around holistic financial sustainability and community mentorship for sustainable development. Additionally, they house the 'Risk and Vulnerability Science Centre,' which facilitates research, workshops, and post-graduate studies focused on climate risk and resilience. Their research involves staff collaboration with rural communities, focusing on sustainable development and capacity building. The university hosts a mentorship program fostering sustainable rural community resilience and public health research. The initiative aims to tackle sustainable rural development, poverty alleviation, food security, environmental health management, and agricultural development. They aim to integrate and complement traditional health and agricultural practices with modern biomedical practices.


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