Dr Faith Ahabyoona, the Dean of the Faculty of Business & Management at Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) and 18 others embarked on a journey from Africa to Lund to learn more about innovation, transformation and resilience for sustainable development.
When asked “Why come all this way? and what knowledge will you bring back?” Dr Ahabyoona said that her motivation for attending the course was three folded; to do a replica of the course back home, to deepen her innovation knowledge and to come back being a better facilitator for her students and a better mentor at her faculty.
“One of the core values in my work has been innovation and we lack curricula that is deliberate on introducing innovation studies but also the sustainability angle when looking at innovation, for building a sustainable economy for the country,” Faith said.
Dr Faith Ahabyoona explained that in light of this situation she wanted to set up a replica of this course back home, to address these questions, but once in Lund she noticed that the course gave much more than she expected:
“I understood that if we are going to create a curriculum with impact, it has to be done considering our history but also considering our future. To be taught by Bengt-Åke Lundvall on site, is really something to tell my colleagues back home!” Faith concluded.
About the course
Read more about the four weeks course here; https://staff.lusem.lu.se/news/from-africa-to-lund-for-taking-a-course-at-lusem