The second day of the conference is dedicated to common themes shared by the two programmes.
Session 1: Towards an effective institutional network
Working with several institutions in a network has several advantages with respect to synergies in performing activities and expanding knowledge. But there are also the extra tasks of co-ordinating plans and activities, managing other people, frequently adjusting time schedules, to name a few.
Some projects will tell their story about networking and collaboration, the difficulties encountered and the solutions found towards improved and sustainable networks.
Mr. Andrew Lawrence, University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad & Tobago: “Development of an MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development for the Caribbean”
- Mr. Andrew Lawrence
Mr. Wolfram Schmidt, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany: “Spearhead network for innovative, clean and safe cement
& concrete technologies (SPIN)”
- Mr Wolfram Schmidt
Mr. Apostolos Malamakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece: "Working with several institutions towards an effective institutional network: Some EU-project based lessons"
- Mr Apostolos Malamakis
Mr. Pieter van der Bijl, Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), South Africa - “The improvement of Research
& Innovation Management Capacity in Africa and the Caribbean for the successful stimulation and dissemination of research results (RIMI4AC)”
- Mr Pieter van der Bijl
Session 2: Other ACP-EU cooperation programmes in the field of Higher Education
This session will provide an overview of other EU-ACP initiatives that support higher education in the ACP regions, including the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme and the Erasmus Mundus programme.
Session 3: Technical and financial reporting, EDF Procedures
Reporting is a contractual obligation and the main communication tool between the programmes’ beneficiaries and the Contracting Authority. It is also an essential monitoring tool for all actors involved.
This session will highlight the reporting requirements, including problems encountered and solutions found, examples of good practices and recommendations to improve the reporting process. Through the exchange of experiences and information, project participants will gain knowledge on appropriately monitoring and reporting on their project activities and results.