The UTAB geography students accompanied by Dr. Charline Dubois a lecturer for Rural Geography from Université de Liège (Belgium) who came to teach at UTAB in the framework of “Enhancement of Rwandan Higher Education in strategic fields for sustainable growth (EnRHEd), a project developed under Erasmus+ launched in UTAB on 17th February 2020, together with other UTAB Geography Lecturers (Dr. Ndokoye Pancras and Mr. Nsengiyumva Anastase) have visited different geographical sites in Gicumbi and Rulindo, in order to have more explanations about Rwandan geographical phenomena.
The visited sites include: Tea plantation of SORWATHEE, Bushoki Coffee factory, Buberuka region (Buberuka folded mountains), Miyove Gold Mining site, Entreprise Urwibutso-Nyirangarama and Rugezi Wetlands.
During this field work, Dr. Charline Dubois has explained the similarities and differences of agriculture in Belgium and that of Rwanda, Dr. Ndokoye Pancras, a geography lecturer at UTAB explained why Rwanda Government has initiated the conservation of Rugezi Wetlands,
On the other hand, Mr. Nsengiyumva Anastase, a Geography lecturer at UTAB gave more explanations on the physiographical relief regions of Rwanda in relation to their formation processes.
The trip was prepared by Geography Lecturers with the aim of helping geography students at UTAB to acquire necessary skills to supplement theoretical knowledge acquired at the Campus (Enhancing practical of UTAB teaching and learning contents to our students).