In June 2022 the University of Bosaso – Garowe and the Makerere University identified and agreed on the need for collaborating in their common objective of providing quality education and capacity building in accordance with their legal mandate of the two institutions. The two parties therefore agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for purpose of putting into effect the objectives set out in their collaboration for the mutual benefit. Among the areas for collaboration include provision of staff through staff exchange, postgraduate training affiliations, research and training and development opportunities for purposes of capacity building. Additionally, the two institutions can organize joint academic and scientific activities such as conferences, seminars, symposia or public lectures.
Mount Kenya University (MKU)
In 2016, The University of Bosaso Garowe signed a collaboration agreement with the Mount Kenya University. In this partnership collaboration, the areas of student and staff exchange as well as opening a marketing and examination centre by MKU at UOBG were agreed upon.
Islamic University of Uganda (IUIU)
In February, 2020 the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) and University of Bosaso Garowe (UOBG) identified and agreed on the need for collaborating in their common objective of providing quality education thereby deriving mutual benefits. IUIU and UOBG agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and an initial Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). Initially the two institutions agreed on professional skills enhancement training and development for UOBG academic and administrative staff through the postgraduate diploma in management and teaching at higher education and later a Master in Public Administration.
Kampala International University (KIU)
Talks with Kampala International University were initiated some time back in November 2022. This was through a letter that was sent to the Vice Chancellor requesting for a collaboration between the two institutions. The letter received a positive response and an appointment was made for a team from UOBG to visit the KIU campuses and also sign the MOU. We toured the KIU main and Western campus where we held a meeting with the Vice Chancellor and his deputies in charge of academics and that one in charge of research and collaborations. We also held a meeting with the administration of KIU western campus and the teaching hospital, and in both meetings we elaborated out objectives which were highly welcomed by the two campuses. We finally signed the MOU and agreed in principal that this will be followed by series of memorandum of agreements and a validation visit by the KIU team especially from the Faculty of Medicine to assess our capacity especially that of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA)
The University of Bosaso Garowe is collaborating with the United Nations Population Fund through the Ministry of Health to enrich the skills of practising midwives through a higher diploma qualification. For their first year of study, 50% of their study was theory, while the other 50% were practical at the University skills lab for midwifery. For their second year, students were taken to outside health centers, particularly MCHs. They are currently taking their practical at various health centres.
Germany Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)
The University of Bosaso Garowe through the Ministry of Health Puntland, signed a collaboration agreement to develop the capacity of rural midwives in improvement of maternal, child health and nutrition. The training is ongoing and the primary aim of the project is to improve the capacity of rural para-midwives for the improvement of maternal, child health and nutrition.