The Engaged University

Developing University capacity in the SADC towards Participatory Approaches for knowledge production in pursuing the selected SDGs

Our Project

Start Date

1 December 2023

Completion Date

30 November 2026

Programme Management
SARUA & OBREAL Global

Prof René Pellissier
EngageSDG Programme manager 
SARUA Focus Area Leader: Knowledge Co-Production
Rene.pellissier@sarua.africa

6 Project partners (SADC)

5 Project partners (Europe)

Our Project

Start Date

1 December 2023

Completion Date

30 November 2026

Programme Management
SARUA & OBREAL Global

Prof René Pellissier
EngageSDG Programme manager 
SARUA Focus Area Leader: Knowledge Co-Production
Rene.pellissier@sarua.africa

6 Project partners (SADC)

5 Project partners (Europe)

Developing university capacity in the SADC towards Participatory Approaches for knowledge production in pursuing the selected SDGs

General Objective

Outcomes

Impact

To improve T&L, and assessment in SADC HE by embedding instructional design in digitally-enabled L&T
IPF
Digital ecosystem Capacity Outcomes

A SADC network of
universities capacitated in the use of Participatory Approaches towards SDG engagement and implementation, contributing to SADC member state capacity development for sustainable development.

General Objective

To improve T&L, and assessment in SADC HE by embedding instructional design in digitally-enabled L&T

Outcomes

IPF
Digital ecosystem Capacity Outcomes

Impact

A SADC network of
universities capacitated in the use of PAs towards SDG engagement and implementation, contributing to SADC member state capacity development for sustainable development.

SO1:
To develop a report on the State of Play relating to the use Participatory Approaches in HE in three SADC countries and SADC more widely, to draw attention to their relevance in achieving the SDGs through the HE sector.

SO2:
To develop a conceptual framework, and supporting digital ecosystem, to support decision-making, capacity development and collaboration amongst higher education institutions in the SADC in the use of Participatory Approaches for local engagement

SO3:
To develop the capacity of HEIs
in South Africa, Mauritius and Zambia,
and in the SADC more widely, to adopt
Participatory Approaches for local engagement.

SO4.
To create a
sustainable CoP amongst
regional higher education
institutions in the SADC for
the use of Participatory Approaches in
community-oriented
knowledge production.

Analysis

Design

Transformation

CoP

Governance & mgt
SO1: To develop a report on the
State of Play relating to the use
Participatory Approaches in HE in three SADC
countries and SADC more
widely, so as to draw attention
to their relevance in achieving
the SDGs through the HE
sector.

SO2:
To develop a conceptual framework, and supporting digital ecosystem, to support decision-making, capacity development and collaboration amongst higher education institutions in the SADC in the use of Participatory Approaches for local engagement

SO3:
To develop the capacity of HEIs
in South Africa, Mauritius and Zambia,
and in the SADC more widely, to adopt
Participatory Approaches for local engagement.

SO4.
To create a
sustainable CoP amongst
regional higher education
institutions in the SADC for
the use of Participatory Approaches in
community-oriented
knowledge production.

1. A situation analysis
2. Identification of key SADC Stakeholders
3. Input reports
4. Approved identification of the selected SDGs

Outcome: Documented &
consulted situation analysis on use of Participatory Approaches within the SADC HEIs,including identification of key stakeholder groups & priority SDGs

1. IPF
2. DAE

Outcome: Digitally-enabled decision-making, capacity development & collaboration environment to support SADC HEIs in implementation of Participatory Approaches for local engagement.

1. Implemented pilot
projects
2. Capacity development
programme

Outcome: An implemented capacity development framework to support SADC HEIs in the use of Participatory Approaches for local engagement.

1. Disseminate findings & insights
2. Establish sustainable SARUA community of practice

Outcome: An implemented capacity development framework to support SADC HEIs in the use of PAs for local engagement

Consortium Members

Partner institutions in SADC:

Partner institutions in Europe:

Our Methodology

Anticipated outcomes

An Integrated Participatory Framework to support decision-making on the use of Participatory Approaches among university leadership and staff within the SADC HE sector through:

  • A digital academic eco-system to support learning and collaboration amongst HEI in the SADC in the use of Participatory Approaches for local engagement.
  • Implemented pilot projects on the use of Participatory Approaches by the SADC partner institutions.
  • A capacity development programme for HE leadership and staff from 20 HEI in SADC, on the use of Participatory Approaches for local engagement.
  • A sustainable SARUA community of practice for HE engagement.
 
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