Within the framework of Odisee's Bachelor in Construction this team recently install a sustainable collaboration project with C-re-aid. C-re-aid, established in 2012, is an architectural NGO dedicated to exploring the possibilities of responsible building practices and materials, which aims to promote long-term socioeconomic and environmental improvement across Tanzania. This collaboration hopes to ensure that students get in contact with sustainable, ecological and affordable building methods and materials. This will be accomplished via small research projects and a building project in Tanzania executed by students.
This presentation shows the path of how a partnership between Thomas More and Mekelle University (Ethiopia) came about. The cooperation did start in the programmes of Nursing in 2011 and was initially supported by a South Initiative of VLIR-UOS. The project grew into a multidisciplinary enterprise three years later. Now, it has been expanded to include all domains both partners have in common. The collaboration focuses on the transfer from theory to practice and implements evidence-based findings into practice. Lots of knowledge is present and research is done in the Global South, but in this context little was ever applied in practice.
At UC Leuven-Limburg researchers and students are contributing to one of the most important wicked challenges of our time: how to feed tomorrow’s consumers in a healthy and sustainable way? Sebastiaan Boussauw, marketing researcher on a mission, contributed to the award winning project ‘Wanted: Food for the future’ (Sustainable Partnerships Awards 2017)’. Together with the project partners Province of Flemish Brabant, Rikolto/Vredeseilanden, Colruyt Group and KU Leuven, he is coaching students from different disciplines to identify barriers to change millennials’ unsustainable food habits. For example a ‘mobile food lab’ was developed to make youngsters aware of their unsustainable habits in order to change them. In this interactive session, Sebastiaan will share his lessons learned about the benefits and challenges of working with students in multi-stakeholder collaborations and get the participants to work on their own ambitions and dreams.
This project is a joint cooperation of PXL University College and Universidad del Nord in Ecuador. The project aims to improve the research skills of professors, to increase the number and quality of evidence-based student projects as well as of the educational offer. Overall, it aims to improve healthcare in the northern region of Ecuador.
In this session Kilian Kleinschmidt will delve deeper into his personal experiences but will also start a discussion with the participants on identifying principles of a successful cooperation with peers in the Global South. Are we able to arrive at a new discourse for what is now called North-South cooperation?
An outsider’s perspective of this congress
Royza SOMOWIDJOJO (Suriname)
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