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1 SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME DEVELOPMENT AID PROGRAMMES Daniela Magrini INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

2 Sapienza development aid programs: aims of the presentation 1. International Development Aid Programs and actions; 2. Sapienza financed projects; 3. Sapienza and Africa: best practices; Titolo Sapienza Presentazione development aid Brussels, 06/06/2013 June Pagina 2 programs

3 International Development Aid Programs and actions Titolo Presentazione Pagina 3

4 Aim 1: programs and actions Sapienza development aid cooperation programs and actions A. Bachelor, master and PHD Courses, international masters, (one and two year professional masters) B. strategic international partnerships and programs: not only universities as partners but also ngo s, private institutions, international agencies (FAO, WFP, UNESCO, UNHABITAT and many other international actors) C. active role in student and staff mobility programs: eg. Participation in European programs (Erasmus Mundus ACP, Europeaid) Titolo Sapienza Presentazione Development aid Brussels 06/06/2013 June 4, 2013 Pagina 4 programs

5 Aim 1: programs and actions Bachelor, Master, one and two years professional master programs: a few examples Development and Cooperation area, Finance and development, master degree Sustainable development and Millennium Development Goals, intensive degree course Titolo Presentazione Pagina 5 Sapienza Development aid programs Brussels June 4, 2013

6 Aim 2: programs and actions European mobility programs with Africa: Sapienza contribution Sapienza is partner of Erasmus Mundus ACP and Mundus ACP projects (partners: Angola, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Mali,Rwanda, Senegal Tanzania, Mozambico, Kenya, Cameroon, etc) types of mobility (master, doctorate, academic staff), Sapienza speciality: Finance and Development, Economics, Pharmacology, Engineering, Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics) Titolo Presentazione Pagina 6 Sapienza developmenti aid programs Brussels, June

7 SAPIENZA FINANCED PROJECTS Titolo Presentazione Pagina 7

8 Aim 2: funding policies How Sapienza development aid programs are being financed Sapienza university resources University annual Balance (every year funds for development aid programs, depending on budget availability, are normally approved), departmental resources, specific co financing programs; Participation in international and european funding programs Europeaid, Erasmus Mundus ACP project, other programs; Ministry of Foreign Affairs financial resources; Partnerships with private enterprises, associations, ngo s. Titolo Sapienza Presentazione Development aid Brussels, 06/06/2013 June Pagina 8 programs

9 Sapienza university resources In 2009 and 2011 La Sapienza launched two calls for proposal to give support and funding to development aid programs; : ,00 Euros to 9 programs; Main sectors: a) higher education programmes and capacity building actions in developing countries; b) assistance to partner Universities in developing countries (technologies, medical area) c) research programmes in developing countries; Main geographical areas: countries with low HDI index (UNDP Ranking 2011); Evaluation by a internal Comittee of Experts formally appointed by the Rector; NEXT CALL: JUNE 2013 Aim 2: funding policies Titolo Sapienza Presentazione Development Aid programs Pagina 9 Brussels June 4, 2013

10 Sapienza student exchange mobility protocols and grants with Africa: facts and figures Sapienza has financed out of its own budget the following mobility grants (2012 early months 2013) Benin Ethiopia Mozambico Senegal : Egypt: Morocco: Tunisia: 4 students 10 students 2 students 5 students 6 students 1 student 2 students Aim 2: funding policies Titolo Development Presentazione aid programs Brussels 06/06/2013 June 4, 2013 Pagina 10

11 Sapienza International Development Aid programs financed , , ,47 Sapienza funds ,00 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Education European Commission ,00 International Organizations ,00 Partner Universities Others ,26 Titolo Presentazione Pagina 11 Sapienza Development Aid programs Brussels, June

12 Sapienza and Africa Programs and best practices Titolo Presentazione Pagina 12

13 Aim 3: Best practice sharing International programs and projects in Africa: priority sectors Capacity building of higher education institutions (support to local University systems) socio economic development (microfinance projects), institutional building programs; Institutional networking ( not only universities as partners but als local and national authorities,communities, socioeconomic development, ngos but also private sector); Technological know how transfer (energy resources,infrastructures,environment, information and communication technologies) Staff and student mobility, learning and training courses, Titolo Development Presentazione aid programs Brussels 06/06/2013 June 4, 2013 Pagina 13

14 Aim 3: Best practice sharing International programs and projects in Africa: geographical areas Uganda Angola Ciad Benin Kenya Mozambico Tanzania Gambia Nigeria Senegal Egitto Etiopia Guinea-Bissau Marocco Niger Tunisia Camerun Ghana Titolo Presentazione Pagina 14 Sapienza development aid programs Brussels, June

15 Aim 4: Best practice sharing UN HABITAT and Sapienza: Millennium University Studio Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2010 Financing: USD ,00 UNHABITAT Main aims: a) implement student field studies and a studio work on the Lake Victoria Region b) exposing students and academics from the North and the South to the work of a major development agency such as UNHABITAT c) expanding the role and the scope of MDG based partnerships between Universities from the North and from the South and the UN system When: start up: August, 2011 end first session: december 2011 Beneficiaries: 10 Sapienza advanced level students and PhD candidates, coming from different disciplines, and at least 5 students from Universities located in the project area (Lake Victoria area) Main activities: strategic urban planning, enhancing municipal capacity for solid waste management, promotion of gender parity within the water and sanitation area, directing the students in participatory communication strategies, The results presented in international fora Development Titolo Presentazione Aiid programs Brussels June 4, 2013 Pagina 15

16 Aim 3: Best practice sharing Students with disabilities in Mozambique: promotion of social and educational policies Target Overall objective All the structures involved in the activities of the project, such as Escola da Coop, Altro Maè, Escola Comerciale Josina Machel, Escola Especial n.1, Escola Especial n.2; all the students with disabilities and their families; teachers involved in the different phases of the project; the Ministry of Education of Mozambique. Primary and secondary school integration of students with disabilities in Mozambique; social and educational inclusion of students with disabilities in family contexts; Aims and actions: The project involves different steps of research and intervention: attitude analysis of teachers, parents and other key figures towards the education of children with disabilities; the creation and the training of focus groups with teachers of Mozambican educational system; good practice analysis in inclusion classes. Methodology Length Research; training; seminars 2 months Titolo Development Presentazione aid programs Brussels, June Pagina 16

17 Aim 3 Best practice sharing International School in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Management of Development Projects March 2012, Sapienza and Cameroon Catholic University (CATUC) launch a new program: Reinforcement of University Systems in West and Central African Regions: International School for Advanced Studies and Training in Applied Anthropology in development Projects Main aims: strengthening of academic programs and the research capacities of partner universities as well as improving and finalizing the training of teaching staff Target: 30 students Length: 3 years Titolo Sapienza Presentazione Development Aid programs Brussels June Pagina 17

18 Aim 3: Best practice sharing Sapienza and Lake Victoria Water Sanitation Initiative, Kenya Titolo Presentazione Pagina 18 Sapienza development aid programs Brussels June

19 Aim 3: Best practice sharing Centro de Biotecnologia Sapienza - Universidade E. Mondlane Maputo, Moçambique Titolo Presentazione Pagina 19 Sapienza Development aid programs Brussels June

20 Aim 3: Best practice sharing La Sapienza in Ethiopia Titolo Sapienza Presentazione Development aid Brussels, June 06/06/ Pagina 20 programs

21 Project Sustainability For the discussion. Avoid fragmentation among projects; Clear and sustainable activities and overall objectives; Networking and South South partnerships; To build bridges in the community; More effort in communication and raise awareness activities; More effort in creating partnerships between municipality, CBOs, schools, private sector and NGOs; Quality assurance programs in higher education development aid programs; Titolo Presentazione Pagina 21

22 Thanks for your attention! Daniela Magrini, Development Aid Cooperation Unit, Mail: Titolo Sapienza Presentazione Development aid Brussels, June Pagina 22 programs

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