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Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011


Since 2003, we have spent over EUR 2 million in cooperation with Nicaragua. Following a few years without any project opportunities, Nicaragua returned to our list of partner countries in 2016 because of its high potential for our organisation.

The country programme 2017-2021 for Nicaragua will be a kind of exploratory phase aiming at motivating researchers to submit project proposals.

Ongoing projects

Country Strategy

The Nicaragua country strategy fits with the national human development plan and its focus on innovation and research as an important factor for development. The following main themes are identified for all future interventions in the cooperation with Nicaragua:

  • Environment: environmental (climate) change, effects on disease, agriculture, biodiversity, natural resources, link with the economy, link with ecotourism/ecolabels/entrepreneurship, waste management
  • Territorial development: land transition, local development, local governance, productive landscapes, link with agroforestry (cacao, pine forest, etc.), spatial contexts (rural & urban condition), concept of rurality, zones of conflict, agricultural development, sustainable development, possible link with public health/disease control
  • Society: inclusive governments, human rights, social & community development education, local governance, migration, transitional justice, intercultural issues, land rights, gender & violence, youth & violence, possible link with public health/disease control 

Special attention should go to cross-cutting and supporting issues for all activities in Nicaragua:

  • Research strategy/thinking
  • Problem based/hypothesis-driven research and innovation
  • Academic English
  • Proposal writing
  • Open library & access systems
  • Gender mainstreaming and balances
  • Intercultural diversity
  • Multidisciplinary research

Overview current partners