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Presentation

This project promotes access to collective knowledge and North-South and South-South participative learning. Initiated in 2007, it has a growing number of partner institutions in Latin America and Canada. Its objectives are knowledge partnerships, and professional development and updating. Its tools include: a model of collaboration that has directories and data bases, an on-line education platform for demonstrative short-term courses for professional updating, and newsletters of wide covertures.

The project is open to participation of graduate programs, research centers, development projects, networks, specialists, and journals and newsletters. This initiative offers the possibility of free registration in its databases, access and use:

  • Register in the in the database of specialists as academic, professional or businessperson with interest in development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Inform about your graduate or professional development or updating program. Programs in Latin American, the Caribbean and Canada are being registered initially on the focus themes of the project.
  • Inform about your research center. The project seeks Canadian and Latin American programs to be known in the region.
  • Register your network. This section provides information about networks of institutions and specialists working in the region.
  • Register the newsletter of your research center, network, NGO or professional organization.

Themes

  • Intercultural Relations
    Professionals working in the fields of intercultural relations, conflict resolution and social adaptation need necessary updating of skills and training when dealing with processes of decentralization and social problems facing indigenous populations in urban, agricultural, mining and fishing immigration areas.
  • Local, Regional and Territorial Development
    These concepts are used to define the set of social, cultural and economic processes that promote the economic dynamism and improvement of life quality of the population in a territory (metropolitan area, urban center, region, province, municipality, etc.). To do so, it is necessary to train its institutional and human resources with relevant information and knowledge. This way, the population will be able to define its priorities, to exploit its comparative advantages, and to participate in globalization.
  • Virtual Education
    In the new context of economic competitiveness and rapid changes in knowledge, open learning communities are needed as means for adding value to the knowledge base of diverse regions and countries.
  • Human and Social Development
    A theme developed in collaboration with the International Secretariat for Human Development of York University. It examines relevant themes about human and social development and poverty reduction. Emphasis is placed on local communities, policies and globalization, concertation between public administrators and social actors, participation of the most marginalized, and the process of mutual learning among policy makers, professionals and academics.

Taking into account proposals and interest of research networks, professional associations, training institutions, government agencies and NGOs, this portal is open to consider additional themes. Currently, new topics are under consideration and access to them will be provided soon.

UNA COMUNIDAD DE CONOCIMIENTO NORTE - SUR International Secretariat for Human Development (ISHD)

SE CONVOCA A PARTICIPAR:

PROGRAMAS DE FORMACION UNIVERSITARIA
ORGANIZACIONES NO-GUBERNAMENTALES Y SUS REDES
ESTUDIANTES DE POSTGRADO
PRACTICANTES DEL DESARROLLO
OPERADORES DE PROYECTOS

El ISHD con apoyo del Consejo en Investigación en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades del Canadá busca organizar una Comunidad de Conocimiento Norte Sur donde se den a conocer experiencias de investigación participativa entre la universidad y la comunidad. Se convoca a la pre-inscripción de casos. Luego hará una selección de casos y enviará los lineamientos del plan de trabajo para participar en la Comunidad. Los resultados del proyecto se presentaran por los participantes en el Taller Final a realizarse en la Universidad de York, Toronto, en septiembre de 2011. 

Información sobre el proyecto y como inscribirse

Enhancing North-South Cooperation in Community-University Engagement - Communiqué of September 23, 2010

Following a meeting in London of a group of international community and university networks representing several thousand universities, professional bodies and civil society organisations - the Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios, Commonwealth Universities Extension and Engagement Network, Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research, Global Universities Network for Innovation, Living Knowledge Network, PASCAL International Observatory, Participatory Research in Asia, and the Talloires Network - the following communiqué has been agreed on the subject of enhancing community- university engagement. The networks represent many thousands of universities in the world and Pascal is very pleased to be so closely involved with these colleagues. More information

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