A Water is Life project documentary was launched on 19th May 2014 in the Irish Aid volunteering centre as part of Africa Week 2014.
Professor G. Honor Fagan of the Department of Sociology is the Maynooth University representative on the The Water is Life programme. This programme is a multidisciplinary 4th level educational action project which aims to build research capacity in Ireland and Africa by conducting research that supports sustainable water resource management as a catalyst for sustainable economic and social development in rural Uganda. The project is funded directly through the Irish Aid / HEA Programme of Strategic Co-Operation which was launched in 2006 and aims to promote innovative research across a range of subject areas in support of Irish Aid's mission and to develop the capacity of the higher-education sector in Ireland & Uganda for developmental research.
You can view the documentary by clicking on the video clip below.
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is leading this large multi-disciplinary project comprising a partnership of Irish Higher Education Institutions (Maynooth University, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, the Medical Missionaries of Mary and various NGOs.
To find out more visit http://www.waterislife.ie