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Need inspiration for a VLIR-UOS project? Here are some ideas for your project proposal.

As part of the broader ambition to connect with other actors 4 change, promote and seek coherence, VLIR-UOS aims at collecting, on a regular basis, ideas from other actors (e.g. Belgian non-governmental actors) for collaboration with Higher Education and Science Institutes in the framework of VLIR-UOS projects.

The result is a range of potential initiatives that aim to increase the impact of Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HE4SD) through synergy and complementarity.

Get inspired by these ideas blending various research questions with transversal themes (gender and protection of the environment)! If you are triggered by a topic, feel free to contact the initiating organisation mentioned. You can find the list of contacts here.

  • Children's rights: Develop tools to better accompany street children in Africa - together with Dynamo International

  • Children's rights: Research on the current state of violence against children in Rwanda - together with Humanity & Inclusion

  • Climate change: Youth engagement in climate-change action: understanding the profile of youth mobilized for climate justice - together with Plan International

  • Education: Action-based research among school leaders involved in Professional Learning Communities - together with VVOB

  • Education: Impact research on teachers’ Knowledge, Attitude & Practice regarding foundational literacy skills - together with VVOB

  • Education: Qualitative research to further explore blended delivery of Continuous Professional Development - together with VVOB

  • Education: Research for policy development on social inclusion in schools - together with VIA Don Bosco, Light For The World and Plan International

  • Education: Research on the impact of the professional development trajectory on instructional school leadership - together with VVOB

  • Education: Research on school-related gender-based Violence (SRGBV) (qualitative or quantitative impact evaluations) - together with Plan International

  • Entrepreneurship: Results and impact of various financing models to SMEs - together with Trias

  • Health: Identify social and behavioral factors that affect human and animal health and its management in Karamoja in Uganda - together with VSF-B

  • Health: Research into innovative rehabilitation/revalidation techniques adapted to the rehabilitation needs of the populations of Burundi - together with APEFE

  • Health: Research on conservation and restoration of forests - together with Vietnam Museum of Nature

  • Health: Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (One Health perspective), Antibiotic resistance, emerging viral infections - together with ITM

  • Health: Research on safe blood supply with RKV; Research on first aid education with RKV; Research on disaster preparedness with RKV - all supported by Centre for Evidence-Based Practice (CEBAP) - together with RKV

  • Human Rights: research on the situation of the exercise of civic space in Burundi and how they affect society - together with ASF

  • Industry innovation: human rights impacts of investment projects, especially land grabbing- together with ASF

  • Natural disasters: Research on natural hazards and associated risks in Central Africa - together with Royal Museum for Central Africa

  • Resilient Ecosystems: Research in Uganda on how policy and practice can, in legally protected riparian buffer zones, be better aligned; what are possible landscape designs to restore these zones, and how should communities be involved?- together with Join for Water

  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Sustainable food packaging and waste management systems (to reduce plastic packaging and ensure product quality & safety) - together with Durabilis

  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Consumer behaviour related to natural sweeteners (stevia) & organic products - together with Durabilis

  • Sustainable Agriculture: Constraints to the poultry value chain for small holder farmers in the Rwenzori, Busoga and Albertine sub-regions of Uganda; Constraints to the piggery value chain for small holder farmers in the Rwenzori, Busoga and Albertine sub-regions of Uganda - together with VSF-B

  • Sustainable Agriculture: Design and operationalization of a quality management system for the apiculture sector in Uganda - together with Trias

  • Sustainable Agriculture: Research on trends and impacts of Highly Hazardous Pesticides and their use in Uganda - together with Broederlijk Delen

  • Sustainable Agriculture: ’Small scale Farmers (SSFs) methods, actions, and practices to environmentally responsible growth-oriented entrepreneurship in key Value Chains (VCs) in northern Tanzania - together with Trias

  • Sustainable cities: Involvement of diasporas in decentralized cooperation in Belgium and in Morocco - together with Echos

  • Sustainable cities: Street social work from inclusion to decent work - together with Dynamo International

  • Urbanisation and gender equality: What are the effects of urbanisation on gender equality? Impact of urbanisation on gender equality - together with VVSG

  • Women's/Girl's rights: Are intergenerational dialogues an efficient and relevant way to influence norms, promoting new ways of making girls more visible and valued in communities? Geographic focus Benin, Senegal, Niger - together with Plan International

  • Women's/Girl's rights: Verifying the pathways/drivers of change with regard to women footbal as a powerful methodology to empower girls to take the lead in their communities. Geographic focus Senegal, Benin - together with Plan International

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