ACE II drives innovation to create excellence in delivery of knowledge through teaching and enhance learning. The AquaFish Centre puts emphasis into ensuring that the program delivery improves and strengthen quality of knowledge that postgraduate students must acquire to accelerated development in poor resource settings.
Aquafish ACE leverages on synergies that help develop new and more innovatives training arrangements to support knowledge transfer efficiencies. State of the art technologies are employed to allow for a more relevant and accessible real and virtual platforms. LUANAR offers Open Distance Learning (ODL) and state-of-the-art e-learning experience for its students.
Research & Outreach
Demand Driven Research
LUANAR has a great track record of research. ACE II will support LUANAR and the AquaFish ACE to provide for a favorable environment for student research to generate knowledge.
ACE II working with partners within academia and farmers via a small older network such as IFFNT. The AquaFish ACE brings innovative research approaches, techniques as well as technologies. Innovating more includes business opportunities for learners and researchers. Included on a partnership front are regional and national centers including World Fish Center and Department of Fisheries (Malawi). The Private Sectors will also actively and continuously provide the students with research questions for them to engage in.
Equity & Quality Assurance
Increased access to quality education for women
ACE II through the AquaFish ACE is deliberate in ensuring that gender is factored in its programs. The AquaFish ACE targets 40% representation of females engaged and benefiting from the project.
In the course of 5 years the program will that equity is prioritized to ensure the best of the genders are incorporated in the initiative. With a robust M&E system to be employed most of the project deliverable will reflect the action plan and all other are consistent to targets sets. The AquaFish ACE reaches out and educate the university community on gender mainstreaming and encourage prospective female students and staff to participate in AquaFish ACE.
Income generation activities for self sustainance
This is a finance based intervention that ensures quality assurance. The LUANAR aims to ensure that AquaFish ACE integrates its quality assurance finance mechanism in its budgetary provision for each financial year by allocating funds from internally generated funds and subvention from Government. In addition, the Directorate of Quality Assurance develops fundable proposal to attract funding for quality assurance activities.