Dr. Alphonse Kyessi (Ardhi University, Tanzania) discusses with Sabina Cioboata (University of Westminster, UK) on the importance of breaking the barriers between industry and academia for transformative education and change. Dr. Kyessi reflects on his experience with context-specific, research-based curriculum development for city climate knowledge, both for the purposes of academic teaching as well as capacity building for authorities and the private sector. He emphasizes the importance of practice-oriented teaching, and highlights that mutual learning and knowledge exchange between academia and stakeholders such as communities are the keys to developing localized knowledge and solutions to climate-related urban challenges.



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