The goal of the project is to strengthen the capacity of higher education to enhance equal access to education through digital learning opportunities in Nepal. In order to achieve this, the development activities aim to provide students with 21st century skills. These goals also contribute to the national School Sector Development Plan (SSDP) 2016-2023 and are in accordance with Nepal’s new constitution.
HEI ICI projects 2020-2024
Strengthening Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Vietnam (CLIDEV)
The project aims to empower an ever-increasing number of students with improved climate change knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to the needs of society. The main intended outcome is the enhancement of the forest and agriculture related climate change higher education systems in Vietnam.
Social innovations in Geo-ICT education at Tanzanian HEIs for improved employability (GeoICT4e)
The main outcome of the project is that the Tanzanian universities have improved management and teaching capacities in the impact-driven and socially innovative geospatial and ICT education, leading to graduates’ better employment. The project achieves this by firstly, improving the HEIs and their staff’s capacities and skills to plan and implement multi-competence learning solutions in their teaching. Secondly, they improve open access and wider usage of digital e-learning assets in the Tanzanian HEIs for the students and thirdly, the project improves students’ digital skills and multi-competences in Tanzania.
Capacity Building for Modernizing TVET Pedagogy in Ethiopia (MOPEDE)
The project focuses on to improve and modernize the accessibility and quality of Vocational Education and Training (VET) teacher education around Ethiopia by institutionalized and curricula integrated e-learning, updated teaching and learning methods and student-centered pedagogy. This will support the quality and accessibility of TVET teacher training around Ethiopia.
Teacher Education without Walls – New models for STEM and Teacher Education in the Digital age (OLIVE)
The project develops Palestinian University Teacher Education. The far-reaching impact is an improved quality of compulsory basic education in Palestine that is achieved through narrowing down the digital divide gap and by enhancing access to knowledge for all. Educational challenges are tackled by outputs focusing on creating new on-line learning environments, developing pedagogical approaches, renewing bachelor’s programmes and teacher education diploma, supporting educational leadership and acting in dialogue with educational governance in Palestine.
Problem-based-learning bioeconomy entrepreneurship and capacity building programme in Africa (PBL-BioAfrica)
The project is designed to collaboratively co-create a change in agricultural education first in Kenya and Zambia, and then more broadly in Sub-Saharan Africa. In doing this, the project contributes to the HEI ICI programme’s long-term impact by strengthening the capacity of bioeconomy HEIs to provide pedagogically innovative, work-life relevant and accessible higher education for large student numbers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This impact is enabled by PBL-BioAfrica’s specific outcome, which is improved climate-smart bio-entrepreneurship curricula, teaching, and management capacity in partner HEIs and wider SSA.
Sustainable Business and Employability through HEIs’ Innovative Pedagogy (SUSIE)
The context of the project is to build Higher Education Institute’s (HEI’s) capacity in Tanzania. SUSIE activities are aimed towards young peoples’ employability, innovations generation and working life skills, as well as reaching new students in rural conditions via e-learning solutions, to have access to studies to improve their employability in the private sector. The goal of employability and promotion of innovations is supported by a selection of NGO’s and private sector companies in the project.
Theory-Practice Balance in Teacher Education (TEPATE)
The project aims at improving the quality and relevance of initial teacher training at the Mozambican partner HEIs and by so doing, the project supports the efforts of the Mozambican government to improve the overall quality of education in the country. The expected outcome of the project is increased capacity of the Southern partners to develop and deliver teacher education that provides teacher trainees with better skills to apply learner-centred pedagogy in practice.
Training Trainers for Teacher Education and Management in Kenya (TOTEMK)
The target of the project is to strengthen the capacity of Teacher Education and institutional management in Kenya. The TOTEMK project strongly contributes to well-functioning, relevant and accessible higher education to students by responding to the learning crisis by developing in-service teacher training to correspond with current education needs and 21st century skills. This will be done with the help of new pedagogical tools; application of modern pedagogical technology; focusing on 21st century skills; and empower lecturers and their students on socio-cultural issues.