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25.11.2014 Cooperation openings between NGOs and the higher education sector May 3, 2012 Helli Kitinoja Manager of International Affairs, Seinäjoki UAS.

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1 Cooperation openings between NGOs and the higher education sector May 3, 2012 Helli Kitinoja Manager of International Affairs, Seinäjoki UAS Administrative Coordinator, Health Africa NSS project Vice Chair, HADCO

2 Introduction The HEIs in Finland have important role in implementing the Finnish development policy  The former Finnish Development Policy was set by the Government in 2007, renewed in 2012 Internationalization is one of the most important priorities of the HEIs in Finland  Strategy for the Internationalization of the HEIs in Finland (MOE 2009) - global responsibility one of the five priorities  NSS and Hei-Ici Programmes are tools to implement the strategy

3 HEIs role in implementing the Development Policy of Finland & the Goals of the UNs Millenium Declaration Knowledge society  should aims of the development policy in Finland and UNs Millenium Goals be included in the curiculums, to make young people enployable, to give them practical skills? To develop higher education community  should we offer degree level education for young people from developing countries? Do we need Finnips-network, do we need scholarship programmes? Capacity building  should it be implemented in the community level or in a prof-prof project, ministries role? Global responsibility  through mobility (NSS)?

4 HEIs role in implementing the Development Policy of Finland & the Goals of the UNs Millenium Declaration Multicultural society  importance of education, mobility, friend family activity etc.? Chancing needs of development countries  Do we need UAS-company-NGO partnerships, applied research, co-operation with partner HEIs in other countries – could the Finnish HEI be as a gateway between developing countries and other western countries?

5 How the HEIs can utilize the different financing instruments Financing for the development project of the NGOs  NGO – HEI co-operation / Univ-UAS-NGO NSS  development through mobility (NGO-UASs) Hei-Ici  applied research, new innovations, export of the Finnish knowledge and skills to development countries (University-UAS) Tempus  applied research, mobility (also HEIs from other western countries in a project in Russia or Albania i.e.) Alfa  Erasmus Mundus  FLF  export of knowledge and skills

6 How the HEIs can utilize the different instruments Everyone can learn from each other Instruments support each other

7 What kind of benefits we can get about university-UAS-NGO co-operation Interdisciplinary work Win-win benefits - interfaces, roles? Secondary level education has also knowledge and skills needed in capacity building projects Model of partneship based on the expertise Combination of education – research/applied research – development work – internationalisation Shared responsibility Possibility to use differnt financing instruments Networks, contacts Long-term strategy is needed

8 An example about HEI – NGO co-operation Co-operation with Uganda started in 1994 in Kokkola, UASs and secondary level institutions Health Africa Network was grounded in 1997  a joint development project with the Finnish NGO (MLL) in Uganda An NGO ”HADCO” (Health Africa Development Cooperation Organisation) was established in – ten UASs from Finland  three development projects ”Health Village” etc. in years (Chair Ms Merja Seppälä, COU UAS; Vice-Chair Ms Helli Kitinoja, Seinäjoki UAS) Health Africa NSS projects in in co-operation with the HADCO – eight UASs, Universities from Uganda and Kenya (Adm coord. Seinäjoki UAS, Acad coord. COU UAS)

9 Examples about the Capacity Building projects of HEIs in developing countries Family Health and Wellbeing NSS project in Nepal and Vietnam (Adm coord HAMK UAS, Acad coord Seinäjoki UAS, LAMK, Laurea) Tempus projects in Albania, aim was to produce a curriculum of public health nurse education and implement the education, the first nursing science study book was also published in albanian language (Seinäjoki, COU UASs, university from UK, Vlora Univ from Albania) Tempus projects in Russia, development of HEIs administration (Univ from DE, Seinäjoki UAS, Russian partners) Development project in Kosovo to start nurse teacher education and BNSc education (private company, Seinäjoki and Satakunta UASs, Tampere University) Alfa project to produce virtual learning material (Seinäjoki UAS, universities from Argentina, Brazil, Portugal)

10 Yhteenvetona Kehitysyhtesityöhankkeet ja North-South-South –hankkeet ovat täydentäneet toinen toistaan Kehitysyhteistyön osaaminen on lisääntynyt suomalaisten korkeakouluopiskelijoiden ja - opettajien keskuudessa, suomalaista kestävään kehitykseen pohjautuvaa osaamista on myös voitu viedä kehitysmaihin * Verkostoyhteistyössä ovat koulutus, T&K – toiminta ja kansainvälisyys integroituneet toisiinsa

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