EXAKT4YOU is a project financed within the framework of the scholarship programme of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM, Germany. The aim of the programme is to establish and build on new relationships with foreign universities and intensify existing contacts for the long term. The project leader for the EXAKT4YOU project is Prof. Sabine Moebs, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW), Germany. Partners in the African-European collaboration project for student and staff exchange includes University of Venda (UNIVEN), South Africa, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha, Institute of Finance Management (IFM), Daressalam, St. Augustine University Tanzania (SAUT) and DHBW, Germany.

From L-R: Prof Sabine Moebs, Project Leader, DHBW; Dr Segun Obadire, Ag. Director International Relations and Partnerships, UNIVEN; Ms Brigitte Ilg, Director International Relations, DHBW and Ms Martina Schumacher, Head of Administration, DHBW 

The meeting was attended by dignitaries including the Ambassador of Tanzania to Germany, HE Dr A. Poshi and industry representatives. The workshop was held between 4 and 12 August 2022 and was attended by six (6) students from different faculties and Dr Segun Obadire, Acting Director International Relations and Partnerships, UNIVEN who was a member of the project steering committee. The workshop focused on Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Sustainability Communication – Climate Change. Thus, students were able to work with their counterparts from Germany and Tanzania in developing strategies, applying new concepts in cultural intelligence and innovative mass communication tools, sustainability frameworks and reporting. These strategies and concepts will support different entities including businesses, NGOs, government and social organisations with the aim of answering the question on how to communicate 

sustainability needs and strategies to all stakeholders to mitigate climate change. Students were full of appreciation for the opportunity to participate in the various intercultural competency training, networking and exposure to different projects around effective and inclusive sustainability communication.

Student participants from left: Mr Babatunde Ojelade, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture; Mr Promise Nyalungu, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education; Ms Mulalo Maumela, Faculty of Management, Commerce and Law; Ms Livhuwani Vele, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture; Ms Phumudzo Mudau, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture and Mr Pfano Nefale, Faculty of Health Sciences. 


Issued by:
Department of Marketing, Branding & Communication
University of Venda
Tel: (015) 962 8525 /8710
Date: 29 August 2022 

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