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Targeted Interuniversity Projects Programme (TIP) - CIUF-CUD (Conseil interuniversitaire de la Communauté française de Belgique - Commission universitaire pour le Développement - University Development Cooperation)

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Country Code: P127
Name of Programme: Targeted Interuniversity Projects Programme (TIP) - CIUF-CUD (Conseil interuniversitaire de la Communauté française de Belgique - Commission universitaire pour le Développement - University Development Cooperation)
Organisation responsible for the programme: Conseil interuniversitaire de la Communauté française de Belgique Commission universitaire pour le Développement (CIUF-CUD) rue de Namur, 72-74 - B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Type of organisation: Other
Country: Belgium
Web Link: http://www.cud.be/content/view/326/83

http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/policy/development_cooper...
Starting Date 1995
Ending date
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable)

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
General objective:
The TIP Programme is aimed at contributing to the emergence and to the reinforcement of partnerships and knowledge allowing universities or research institutions in the South to play their role as development actors in their country and their region, by providing the know-how, the competencies and expertise of French Speaking Universities of Belgium.

Specific objective:
Strengthen the resources and the competencies of the partner universities or research institutions so that they can bring solutions to specific locally identified development issues through research, training and services to the society (community engagement).

 
Priority actions
Through its TIP Programme, CIUF-CUD supports projects that are jointly defined and implemented locally by one university or research institution in the South (2 or 3 in somes cases) and at least two CIUF universities. The projects supported are targeted training, strategic research and knowledege transfer projects that focus on a local development issue and are meant to benefit local populations. The projects have a duration of 3 to 5 years. Each year, a competitive call for proposals is launched by CIUF-CUD and a pluriannual programme composed of c. 15 projects is implemented. Currently, there are c. 75 projects ongoing in more than 25 different countries.
 
Management and coordination
Each project is managed directly by the academic partners from the CIUF universities on the one hand and from the partner institution(s) on the other hand. Both are equally responsible for the implementation of the project.
Through the CUD Secretariat based in Brussels, CIUF-CUD is in charge of the general management of the TIP Programme, in close collaboration with the universities in Belgium and the partner institutions. This includes:
- Preparation and launch of the calls for proposals,
- Organization of the selection process,
- Global monitoring of each project and each annual programme,
- Preparation of the evaluation process.
Daily financial and administrative follow-up of the projects is ensured by the partners themselves, but an annual monitoring is undertaken by the Secretariat on the basis of a report prepared by the partner bodies. The final reporting of each annual TIP programme is made by the Secretariat.
For each project, a convention is signed between individual partner university/institution and the CIUF establishing the framework of the partnership, the purpose of the project, and the rules and obligations for each part.
Regular follow-up South-North or North-South missions are organized during the project duration.
An evaluation is carried out for each project expected to lead to another project which is in direct continuity with the first one.
Each year, a country-based (sometimes region-based) monitoring of the programme is carried out on the field.

 
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
By implementing the TIP programme, it is expected that in the local partner institutions:

1. Competencies and research capacity are sustainably strengthened and are dedicated to the resolution of development issues
2. Competencies and capacity for conceiving and implementing trainings are sustainably strengthened and dedicated to the resolution of development issues
3. Competencies and capacity for sensitizing, assisting and training the civil society in order to address specific development issues are sustainably strengthened.
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