This multi-year project with Jimma University in Ethiopia aims at setting an Executive MBA Agribusiness in the market. This program is the first of its kind in Ethiopia. Partners in this project are Maastricht School of Management (MSM), Wageningen University, Stellenbosch University and Q-Point BV. The project has the broader ambition to achieve increased food security and agricultural growth in Ethiopia, create better access for Ethiopians to more and more nutritious food, and contribute to increased trade relations between Ethiopia and the Netherlands.
Strengthening Tanzania’s TVET in renewable energy
Renewable energy capacity-building project in Tanzania with ATC and MUST, a Hanze UAS project funded by Nuffic.
Tapping into Nature’s Solutions : Capacity development on Nature Based Solutions for water management in Myanmar
This tailor-made training aims to develop capacity amongst the relevant Myanmar departments (and universities) regarding the use of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for water management. Making use of the long-term cooperation with the partners in Myanmar, we will gradually put the Myanmar experts (especially from the local universities) in charge of this course. We have deliberately chosen this approach to safeguard sustainable knowledge development and uptake of the required knowledge as well as to efficiently combine other ongoing capacity building initiatives. Organized as a hybrid course, it will involve both online trainings by Dutch experts, guest lectures from international experts, and training assistance on the ground by Myanmar experts.
The project is funded by RVO in partnership with TU Delft, Wageningen University & Research and runs from January 2020 to March 2022.
Myanmar is unlike any other country in the world – unique in its challenges, unique in its opportunities. TU Delft and IHE Delft have built a trustful relationship with the Yangon Technological University (YTU), the Myanmar Maritime University (MMU) and their related government departments. The previous NICHE program laid the first stepping stones for educational change in integrated water resources management (IWRM). In OKP we use this foundation and the carefully built relationship to realize more impact. To ensure sustainable uptake and educational change, the continuation of this cooperation is crucial. The project entails:
• Continue the educational and institutional strengthening of YTU and MMU in the field of IWRM;
• Further enhance the use of innovative and smart technologies for data collection (“leapfrogging”) to support the educational transition to a more practical, entrepreneurial and student-centered way of teaching;
• Create linkages between Myanmar, SE Asian and Dutch scientists, professionals, young experts and students for an optimal exchange of technical and didactical knowledge.
This project is funded by Nuffic in partnership with
TU Delft, ITC Twente, IHE Delft and runs from August 2019 to March 2022.
The Ethiopia Education Strategy Centre (ESC) and Maastricht School of Management (MSM) have launched an online Female Talent Development Toolbox in support of increasing the number and strengthening the position of women in academic and leadership positions at higher education institutions in Ethiopia.
Renewable Energy Project for Higher Education in Tanzania
A NICHE project managed by Nuffic and financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to include renewable energy modules and acquire materials for skills labs in Diploma, Bachelor and Master programs in Tanzania.
Vietnam is amongst the most vulnerable nations to climate change impacts. These impacts include increased pressure on (integrated) water resources. This context and these challenges require water professionals with deep and broad system knowledge, practical and communicative skills and a constructive critical attitude. By building upon the long-term and trustful collaboration of the TU Delft and ITC Twente with the Hanoi University of Natural Resources and the Environment (HUNRE – university under MoNRE) and Thuyloi University (TLU – university under MARD) this project will:
• Provide the future and current engineers of MONRE and MARD with a wide set of knowledge and skills (e.g. technical, social/governance and financial)and practical experience;
• Work on ensuring sufficient human capital for the Vietnamese water sector by upgrading the promotion and marketing of the universities to diminish the rapid decline of students;
• Strengthen the organizational development of both universities and their Southern partners;
• Increase the linkages with the labour market through close involvement of the public and private stakeholders in the Community of Practice.
“You must be part of the solution!”
This statement was made by Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Honourable Commissioner (Minister) of Health of Lagos State when he attended the training workshop Good Governance as a Tool for Building a Resilient Health System and Advancing Rights in Nigeria organised by CIS-VU and CEHD in September in Nigeria. He urged the 55 trainees “to get the primary health care sector right, otherwise the secondary health care system gets overburdened and private clinics come in to make money of this situation”. The Honourable Commissioner stated that the hygiene standards in hospitals and health clinics in Lagos State should be improved considerably: “There is only one standard: good clinical practice, no matter whether you are in Holland or in Nigeria”. Therefore the TMT training programme, funded by Nuffic, is of utmost importance to enhance managerial skills and increase efficiency.
Main image: All eyes on the amazon – indigenous monitoring. Photo © ISS