Presentation on theme: "Role of Scottish Higher Education Institutes in International Development Post-2015 Conference, Glasgow 3 rd April 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Role of Scottish Higher Education Institutes in International Development Post-2015 Conference, Glasgow 3 rd April 2014
Overview Where we are What we do – Evidence – research & technology – Capacity building – education & learning – Critical analysis & policy papers – Partnerships – Public engagement Future engagement with Scottish government
Universities Centre for Sustainable International Development, University of Aberdeen Climate Justice Resource Hub, Glasgow Caledonian University Environmental Research Institute, Highlands & Islands Glasgow Centre for International Development, University of Glasgow Global Development Academy & African Studies Centre, University of Edinburgh Graduate School of Natural Resources, Law, Policy and Management, University of Dundee Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University School of International Relations, University of St Andrews University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
HEIs Crichton Carbon Centre James Hutton Institute – Water, ecosystems services, carbon sequestration Scottish Agricultural College Scottish Police College – Senior Leadership & Management training programme – International qualification in Policing Leadership & Management Skills – Community Safety training programme – International Vocational Award in Community Policing
Evidence What is evidence & why it is needed in international development? Who is visible? Who is counted? How is change monitored & measured in international development programmes?
Areas of expertise in Scotland
Cross-cutting areas Capacity building at all skills levels Critical analysis Development economics Equity in development Ethics Gender and development Monitoring & measurement Policy guidance
Energy Energy, equity & development (Aberdeen) Oil & gas (Aberdeen, Heriot Watt, Strathclyde) Renewable energy (ERI, Strathclyde)
Environment & Food security Biogas digesters (Aberdeen) Biological & soil sciences (Aberdeen) Carbon sequestration ( Crichton Carbon Centre, James Hutton Institute ) Climate change (ERI, Strathclyde) Ecosystems services (Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, ERI, James Hutton Institute) Environmental pollutants & waste management (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, ERI) Nutrition (Rowett Institute Aberdeen) Water & sanitation ( Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Strathclyde, James Hutton Institute )
Global health (animal & human) Animal health & parasitology (Edinburgh & Glasgow) Health inequalities (Aberdeen & Strathclyde) Reproductive health (Maternal morbidity & mortality) at the Universities of Aberdeen & Edinburgh, HIV and sexual health (Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Queen Margaret’s) Universal health coverage at Queen Margaret’s University Edinburgh and vital registration (University of Aberdeen) Capacity building of health professionals (Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow Caledonian, Robert Gordon, Strathclyde)
Governance & social inclusion, equity & justice Climate Justice (Glasgow, Strathclyde) Gender (Aberdeen, Strathclyde) Governance (Strathclyde) Peace & security – fragile states (Queen Margaret’s University) Vulnerable groups, including persons with disabilities (Aberdeen)
Scottish government post-2015 engagement with HEIs
Government support to: 1.Strengthen the research base in Scotland through funding Sustainable Development Research and Policy Hubs in key thematic areas where we have a comparative advantage in Scotland: – energy, including renewable energy – environmental management and climate change – global health (especially maternal health & parasitology) – Governance, equity, social inclusion and social justice – capacity building and knowledge exchange The SD Research and Policy Hubs should include experienced researchers in the thematic area from Higher Education Institutes in Scotland and should be tasked to produce evidence-informed policy briefs for the Scottish government. Build on existing partnerships and strengths to deepen the research base in the global south, both in terms of new knowledge and of sustainable research capacity. Help to establish a clear career structure for researchers/scientists in the global south to reduce the brain drain, not only to Europe and North America, but also critically to South Africa. Support a small number of partner countries with sustainable long-term programmes so as not to spread support too thinly have a greater impact.
Recommend The SD Research and Policy Hubs to include experienced researchers in the thematic area from HEIs in Scotland & be tasked to generate knowledge & produce evidence-informed policy briefs for the Scottish government.
SG support to: 2.Build on existing partnerships & strengths to deepen the research base in the global south, both in terms of new knowledge & of sustainable research capacity. 3.Help establish a clear career structure for researchers/ scientists in the global south to reduce the brain drain, to Europe & North America, but also critically to S. Africa. 2.Support a small number of partner countries with sustainable long-term programmes for greater impact & not spread support too thinly.