Creative Digital Media Zambia

Higher Education AuthorityThe Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland.

The Programme of Strategic Cooperation between Irish Aid and Higher Education and Research Institutes is managed by the HEA on behalf of Irish Aid.  The aim of the scheme is to promote innovative research across a range of subject areas in support of Irish Aid’s mission and to develop the capacity of the higher-education sector in Ireland and abroad for developmental research.

On the 23rd May 2012, the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade launched the third round of funding under the Programme of Strategic Cooperation at the ‘Scaling Up Agriculture: Sharing Challenges and Experiences of Modernising Agriculture in Ireland and Africa’ conference in Trinity College.  Speaking at the conference, Minister Joe Costello said:“I am … pleased to announce €4.8 million in funding to support research and education partnerships between Irish and African higher education institutes. The research partnerships have a strong focus on hunger, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health and education.” The call was a competitive process and recommendations were made to the Minister by an international assessment panel. The following projects will be supported under this round of funding:

  • AGRIDIET: How can Agriculture contribute to Better Nutrition? Developing the Evidence Base in Ethiopia and Tanzania, led by University College Cork
  • CO-SYS-MCH: Community Systems Strengthening for Equitable Maternal and Child Health, led by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
  • DMZ: Supporting Digital Media in Zambia, led by Ballyfermot College of Further Education
  • HRDEH: Development of Human Resources for Eye Health for Africa through Collaborative Higher Education and Research, led by Dublin Institute of Technology
  • NOURISH: Nutrition and Treatment Outcome: Development of a Ugandan – Irish HIV/Nutrition Research Cluster, led by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • PUBAIDS: Public administration systems and their role in the delivery of effective HIV-AIDS policies, led by University of Limerick
  • TEN HUNGER: Chipulikano Chakuti Pawe Kusintha Pakachitiro Kavinthu/Transformative Engagement Network, led by National University of Ireland, Maynooth

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