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1 Cooperation for Development @ Politecnico di Milano Emanuela Colombo (presented by Giancarlo Spinelli)

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3 3 Cooperation4Development: overview Cooperation for Development External Context: Challenges and needs of cooperation The Eight Goals of the Millennium Logics of global Interdependence Main Actors University competences Internal Reasons: university cooperation Cooperation and University: Vision and value added mission paths Coordination Cooperation for Development @ Politecnico di Milano Mandate, Vision and Mission Reasons and shared Rationale The opportunity of collaboration: Partners The Challenge: renewing project making Intervention Scopes, Methods and Results (2006 and 2007) Dissemination, Training, International and local Projects Relationships and Partnerships: Institutional Committments Research and Technology Transfer

4 E. Colombo 4 Cooperation4Development: overview Cooperation for Development External Context: Challenges and needs of cooperation The Eight Goals of the Millennium Logics of global Interdependence Main Actors University competences Internal Reasons: university cooperation Cooperation and University: Vision and value added mission paths Coordination Cooperation for Development @ Politecnico di Milano Mandate, Vision and Mission Reasons and shared Rationale The opportunity of collaboration: Partners The Challenge: renewing project making Intervention Scopes, Methods and Results (2006 and 2007) Dissemination, Training, International and local Projects Relationships and Partnerships: Institutional Committments Research and Technology Transfer

5 E. Colombo 5 Cooperation4Development: challenges and needs The 8 Goals Millennium MDGs and the frontiers of global development multidisciplinary and complex tasks, challenge for all Mankind strong partnerships are required An INNOVATIVE model of Development able to preserve and integrate local culture and support Mankind in the path towards the growth of a sustainable civil society is needed Development Issues concern everybody! The interdependency principle states that our World is a single Nation Brandts Report (1978) Economic: total convenience for the global market Environmental: mankind actions and impact on environment Social: interrelations between culture and societies in order to keep peace Cooperation4Development @POLIMI

6 E. Colombo 6 The 8 Goals of the Millennium s MDGs Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Goal 4: Reduce child mortality Goal 5: Improve maternal health Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 Heads of State and Government. Millennium Declaration It contains specific commitments to fight poverty, - It recognises that there are needs relevant to all countries: the poor and especially the rich ones - It fixes the deadline 2015

7 E. Colombo 7 Cooperation4Development: challenges and needs The 8 Goals Millennium MDGs and the frontiers of global development multidisciplinary and complex tasks, challenge for all Mankind strong partnerships are required An INNOVATIVE model of Development able to preserve and integrate local culture and support Mankind in the path towards the growth of a sustainable civil society is needed Development Issues concern everybody! The interdependency principle states that our World is a single Nation Brandts Report (1978) Economic: total convenience for the global market Environmental: mankind actions and impact on environment Social: interrelations between culture and societies in order to keep peace Cooperation4Development @POLIMI

8 E. Colombo 8 Cooperation4Development: Challenges and needs Transversal & multidisciplinary approaches are required for programs Inspired by shared objectives and agreements - Governance Focused on local capacity building, knowledge transfer, local contest and human factor Centered on appropriate technology transfer and environmental preservation Able to operate for the benefit of stakeholders Strong Partnerships, Network capabilities are needed and required With capable and motivated actors for covering the multitasking needs Professionals need to be trained for acting in this field Cooperation4Development : preliminary remarks

9 E. Colombo 9 Cooperation4Development: Universities as proper partners The academic mission stands on three pillars: 1. teaching and education represents the foundation of the capability of spreading knowledge 2.research activities represent the way for updating our knowledge, keep a dynamic teaching, develop a critical capability in the young generations. 3.technology transfer within the relations with industrial companies represents the way in which the academic culture demonstrates to be effective for the social and economical development of the Nation and its market. We have to play a role… Cooperation4Development @POLIMI Professionals need to be trained for the global world

10 E. Colombo 10 Technology & Innovation have always represented key advantages for great competitive performances. The problem of development concerns the whole world… Technology & Innovation alone are not enough anymore. Only driven by Human factors and coupled with the principle of Social Responsibility They may build a good set of instruments and values able to support our civil society in the challenge for global Development and human promotion Cooperation4Development at Polimi: the vision The vision @ Politecnico di Milano:

11 E. Colombo 11 These values may lead to a generation of responsible individuals (North & South) able to truly act in that worldwide challenge for global Development The vision @ Politecnico di Milano: Learning principles of Cooperation4Development creates positive values that may be useful in any global frame where people will work Cooperation4Development @POLIMI: the vision All Universities need to prepare the Citizens of The Global World

12 E. Colombo 12 A. Set up of a program of education & training, dissemination, spreading, training professionals able to operate in the social transformation Taking care of Social, human and environmental factors Able to identify appropriate model of development and technologies B. Building strong partnerships for empowering project effectiveness Institutions, NGOs, international/Non profit organizations, Private companies, Universities Empowering projects capabilities C. Using research and relationships to become a reference/support to Identify new models and methods to understand better the cause/effect mechanisms We foster cooperation with existing international networks Serving and Supporting the Social Development: Cooperation4Development at Polimi: the mission

13 E. Colombo 13 Method and Approach Method and Approach Involvement for knowledge sharing and decision making processes Continuous monitoring Attention paid to complexity (State, Civil Society) Strengthening links between Italian and local universities Supporting the creation of transversal local networks –Involving institutions, private sector and NGOs >> Ethic vision of civil society (as a goal, not as a mean) Objectives Knowledge Transfer for innovation and economic development (joint training starting from research and interaction with the territory) Creating/strengthening culture and competence Strengthening institutional context starting from universities –Training researchers; –Improving quality of Professors skills and competences; –Developing better study curricula and promoting student mobility; –Evaluating the opportunities of staff exchanges Increasing intellectual and human capital Objectives, Methods and Approach Cooperation4Development at Polimi

14 E. Colombo 14 In the previous years we have focused our activities on dissemination and training and we have experienced many opportunities in term of partnership and project development 1. Dissemination Cultural Road map for MDGs under the U.N. patronize Seminars and Workshops on Development and Intercultural Aspects 2. Training Course Engineering and Cooperation4Development – First @POLIMI (2.5 Credits) Within Alta Scuola Politecnica a Project for Ecuador has been proposed 3. Projects opportunities Africa (Kenya, Tanzania)/Latin America (Ecuador)/Middle Est (Lebanon): support to the autonomy development (Local institutions, local universities, local ONGs) UNIDO Faculty Chair on Innovation 4. Institutional Relations Coordinators: Universities Network @NORTH Italy (by Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Working group School & Voluntaries (by Ministry of Education – Lombardy office) 5.Research and Technology Transfer Agency/ Observatory on best practices, models targeted to cooperation for development Cooperation4Development @POLIMI

15 E. Colombo 15 Transversal Partnerships in Cooperation ONGS and Organisation ASVI AVSI, Frères des Hommes Mani Tese, OCCAM, OpenCity Engineers Without borders Soleterrae, Cooperative Chico Mendes, Medecines Sans Frontières AIAT, Corridoio Zero CIRPS, Combonian Missionaries Namaste EADI Universities Coordinamento Universitario per la Cooperazione e lo Sviluppo (23 Universities), + other Universities: Roma, Perugia, Siena, Palermo, Calabria, Napoli, Lecce Finnish & Norway Network of Univ. Delft & Gratz Universities Institutions DGCS-MAE, Regione Lombardia, ICE International Organizations ONU, ILO, UNIDO Partners Private Sector Assolombarda, Sodalitas Foundations Cooperation4Development @POLIMI

16 E. Colombo 16 Cooperatio4Development@Polimi: an example Program of Partnership within the EAC: EDULINK ExC 3 ITE Project PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITIES

17 E. Colombo 17 PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITIES Overall Objective Boosting the contribution of Engineering Technology to the socioeconomic development of the East African Community POLIMI fosters cooperation with local Institutions to support the scientific and Technological upgrading of the local Higher Education Institutions Specific objectives To build capacity in delivering relevant and effective training programmes, preparing an enabling environment to carry out research activities and foster community service through a Network of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) Program of Partnership within the EAC: EDULINK ExC 3 ITE Project

18 E. Colombo 18 Expected Results the project is built around the ideas of Capacity building and Networking that cross over the specific objective of the program 1. A regional network (RN) of HEIs in Engineering Technology consistent with national, regional strategies for reinforcing generation of knowledge and innovation. 2. A common strategic approach for generating synergies with Stakeholders and contributing to the fulfillment of the HEIs missions. 3. Teaching and Support staff development focused on capacities (innovative teaching and training methodologies), technical competences and facilities. 4. A common pilot approach to quality control system for improving and monitoring teaching and learning 5. Enhanced capacity for governance and management in the partner institutions Program of Partnership within the EAC: EDULINK ExC3ITE Project

19 E. Colombo 19 Strategic Relevance The Project proposed by the Consortium is aligned with the Edulink vision and presents the following strategic relevance: 1.Regional integration for effecting the socioeconomic development 2.Engineering Technology and Focus on Innovation in line with the EAC strategies 3.Response to the current EAC HEIs strategic plans 4.Governmental involvement and political goodwill 5.Capacity building 6.Regional and International Networking 7.Participatory process and PCM 8.Attention to gender and brain drain issues 9.Quality control and assurance in teaching and learning 10.Local ownership 11.....to have an ExC 3 ITing project in hand Program of Partnership within the EAC: EDULINK ExC3ITE Project

20 E. Colombo 20 EDULINK II CALL (European Project on Higher Education) X Title: E X C 3 ITE Elimu (Education) For Common Creative Capacity in Innovation, Technology and Engineering. - Applicant : Politecnico di Milano - Partners: The Mombasa Polytechnic University College, The Kenya Polytechnic University College, Kenya; The Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology, Tanzania - Associates Ministry of Science and Technology – Kenya AVSI Foundation (Italian NGO), Italy Fondazione Politecnico, Italy Italian Embassy in Nairobi, Italy Ingegneria Senza Frontiere – Milano (Volunteers), Italy Program of Partnership within the EAC: EDULINK ExC3ITE Project

21 E. Colombo 21 Cooperatio4Development@Polimi: an example PERU PROJECT SECTORIAL INNOVATION SYSTEM Institutional Capacity Building and Competences for innovating the Textile sector APPLICANT: UNIDO Politecnico di Milano Scuola Superiore di SantAnna PARTNER: Ministerio de la Producción Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo, Ministerio de Educatión, Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo, Universidad Católica Sedes Sapientiae (UCSS), Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI), Consejo Nacional de Competitividad (CNC) FUNDING: Ministero degli Affari Esteri Cooperazione Italiana attraverso Ufficio Cooperazione di Nairobi CAF: comunità andine

22 E. Colombo 22 Cooperation4Development @POLIMI: pre-conditions Scientific Method, Quality Assurance, Process Innovation and Partnerships need to be the driving force for strengthening our potential & our impact and building a high quality network able to act in a network of networks for global development. Every shared approach has a cost-benefit balance for individuals It is time to effectively confirm our choices Pre-conditions to be addressed


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