Ecuador

 

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VLIR-UOS cooperation in Ecuador

Ecuador is one of the key partner countries of VLIR-UOS. From 2003 to 2016 VLIR-UOS budgeted € 16.902.175 for cooperation programmes with Ecuador, including two institutional university cooperation programmes (with Universidad de Cuenca and with Escuela Superior Politécnica des Litoral). VLIR-UOS also funds a Network cooperation in Ecuador, coordinated by Escuela Superior Politécnica des Litoral.

 

Ecuador is also one of the 31 scholarship countries of VLIR-UOS. Nationals can apply for a scholarship to follow a training or Master programme at a Flemish university or university college.

Facts and figures

 

Total budget Ecuador 2003-2016 (in €)

Projects

15.278.052

Individual scholars

1.624.123

Total

16.902.175

 

A country strategy for Ecuador

The Country Strategy for Ecuador identifies the following main themes for all future interventions in the cooperation with Ecuador:

 

  • Biodiversity/natural resources. Sub-themes: Biotechnology; Biomedicine; Energy and agricultural production systems.
  • Education. Sub-themes: Educational research and problem based learning; Research based education; Teacher training; Ph.D. training.
  • Health. Sub-themes: Health system and public health; Family medicine; HIV.
  • Social sciences. Sub-themes: Security issues; Migration and intercultural topics.
  • Food and nutrition.
  • Cultural heritage.

 

The country strategy identifies the following main transversal and cross-cutting themes:

 

  • University management and issues related to strengthening of academic skills. Sub-themes: Scientific writing; Statistics; Academic English; Library and ICT skills.
  • Institutional capacity building. Sub-themes: HR; Educational and research policies; University management.

 

More information on the VLIR-UOS Country Strategy for Ecuador.

Background documents

The VLIR-UOS compiled documents are work in progress, and your feedback in terms of their completion and/or improvement is much appreciated.

 

  • The Ecuador Fact Sheet is a draft summary on the general status of the country with specific attention for the development aid actors as well as the sector of higher education.
  • Joint Context Analysis (JCA) of Ecuador. This document aims at an analysis of the context in Ecuador and of the opportunities to collaborate for the non-governmental actors of the Belgian Development Cooperation from 2017 until 2026. It should primarily be seen as an opportunity to identify possible ways of cooperation, complementarity and synergy.
  • Joint Strategic Framework (JSF) of Ecuador. This document presents different joint strategic goals which the non-governmental actors have put forward, based on the JCA Ecuador. Each goal is specified into different approaches, which reflects the contributions of different actors to the joint strategic goal. An elaboration on the development relevance of every goal is also included. The last chapter elaborates commitments for synergy and complementarity between Belgian actors, related to the presented goals and approaches. Special attention is given to the transversal themes gender and environment.
  • Linking the JSF with the VLIR-UOS country strategy. This document provides a general overview of relevant information from the Joint Strategic Framework for each thematic area of the VLIR-UOS country strategy. The Joint Strategic Goal relevant for each theme is listed, together with the Belgian non-governmental actors which are (or will be) active with funding of the Belgian development cooperation in the 2017-2021 period. By providing this list, VLIR-UOS wants to promote synergy and/or complementarity with programmes of other Belgian actors. 

Contact

Peter De Lannoy

Coordinator South

[t] + 32 2 550 19 64

[e] peter.delannoy@vliruos.be

          Peter DL

Ongoing projects

Overview of ongoing projects

Calls

    Testimonials

    The impact of international migration on the life of a community: the laboratory known as Ecuador

    The impact of international migration on the life of a community: the laboratory known as Ecuador

    Migration has profoundly changed Ecuadorian society over the past sixty years. German Calfat tells us about his project's challenges.

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    Zebra fish help research into cancer and epilepsy

    Zebra fish help research into cancer and epilepsy

    Zebra fish are used for medical research in Suriname and Ecuador. The method is cheap and easy to apply.

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    Jorge Calderón: ‘This cooperation moved ESPOL in a different direction’

    Jorge Calderón: ‘This cooperation moved ESPOL in a different direction’

    Jorge Calderón receives a prize-medal at UGent for his effort in the partnership between ESPOL (Ecuador) and UGent.

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    Universities in Ecuador and Flanders unite on biodiversity

    Universities in Ecuador and Flanders unite on biodiversity

    The country strategy with Ecuador has already led to structural cooperation between the Ecuadorian universities, which is a first.

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    Biodiversity and higher education: catalysts for development in Ecuador

    Biodiversity and higher education: catalysts for development in Ecuador

    VLIR-UOS receives an acknowledgement for its support to the development of ESPOL in Ecuador and the creation of a national network on biodiversity.

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    Publications

    Mid-term evaluation UCuenca Ecuador (May 2011)

    Mid-term evaluation of the ongoing cooperation with Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador (May 2011)

    Final evaluation of the cooperation with Escuela Superior Politecnica Del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador (March 2010)

    Final evaluation of the cooperation with Escuela Superior Politecnica Del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador (March 2010)

    Jaarverslag VLIR-UOS 2013

    Annual report VLIR-UOS 2013

    What you always wanted to know about VLIR-UOS | Why scholar Pauline want to win the Nobel Prize | How pilotless flights above the Andes lead to better agriculture

    Jaarverslag VLIR-UOS 2014

    Annual report VLIR-UOS 2014

    Flemish professor is given the surprise of his life in DR Congo; Tran Thi Dinh's dream of keeping food fresh in Vietnam; and other stories on the impact of almost 20 years of cooperation with Tanzania, Ecuador, Cuba, South Africa, ...