Investigating the Mystery of Capacity Building Learning from the Praxis Programme

This paper investigates what works – and why- regarding capacity building. It draws on the experiences shared by capacity building practitioners through the INTRAC Praxis Programme over four years. This DGIS-supported programme encouraged capacity building practitioners to reflect on, learn from and disseminate their experiences in the field. This paper syntheses the learning from practitioners who… Read more




Issues and trends in development cooperation programmes in Higher Education and research

This trend paper provides an overview of the main issues and trends in development cooperation programmes in higher education and research. The paper explores two main types of funding: programmes which fund collaborative projects between organisations in developing countries and higher education and research organisations in the North, and fellowship/scholarship programmes that enable candidates from… Read more




Research Capacity Building for Development: Resources for Higher Education Institutions

Research Capacity Building for Development: Resources for Higher Education Institutions is a product of a new strategic partnership between Universities and Higher Education Institutes in Ireland and their counterparts in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.   The Irish African Partnership for Research Capacity Building (IAP)  focus on Research Capacity Building is driven by recognition of the… Read more




Higher Education and International Capacity Building: Twenty Five Years of Higher Education Links

This book takes an informed and critical look at issues and trends in global higher education over the past twenty five  years with an in-depth and often personal account of how these links were managed and led. Ten experts representing a variety of disciplines from areas such as conserving the natural environment, the promotion of human… Read more




Capacity building in higher education in Mozambique and the role played by co-operating foreign agencies: The case of the World Bank

The major goal of this paper is to throw light on and share the Mozambican experience of designing higher education projects for submission to international partners in the request for funding. Drawing from Mozambique’s experience over the last 12 years, it is argued that in order to assure ownership of any national policy governing higher… Read more




Successful Capacity Strengthening: Three Case Studies by the Capacity Resource Unit (CRU)

In this video, members of the Capacity Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, talk about improving the effectiveness of capacity strengthening programmes and present three case studies of such programmes. Speakers include: Imelda Bates (Head of Capacity Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), Stefanie Gregorius, (Research Assistant, Capacity Research Unit, Liverpool School of… Read more




Introducing the Capacity Research Unit (CRU): Strengthening Health Research Capacity around the World

Professor Imelda Bates is the Head of the Capacity Research Unit (CRU), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the focus for an emerging international network with expertise in the evaluation of research capacity development. In this video, Professor Bates talks about the CRU’s work in health research capacity development in low and middle income countries (LMICs),… Read more




Lessons Learned from the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) project: A Government Perspective

Dr Chris Osa is the Head of the Nutrition Division at the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria. In this video, he discusses the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) project from the perspective of the Nigerian Government. According to Dr Osa, WINNN has had a significant impact on nutrition in Northern Nigeria… Read more




Ibrahim Oloriegbe on the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) project

Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe is the Chief of Party/National Programme Manager for the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) project in Abuja, Nigeria. He is responsible for the overall leadership, management and coordination of the project. In this video, Dr Oloriegbe discusses the WINNN project, including the purpose, impact, outcome, and outputs of this… Read more




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