Global South Partnerships Event 'Connect4Change' Het Pand - 30 May 2022

We offer you a very interesting plenary morning session, a healthy lunch, a varied afternoon programme with several workshops and parallel inspiring infobooths and posters and we round up with a networking reception.

MORNING

We warmly welcome you at Het Pand - Onderbergen 1 from 10h for coffee, preparation of the infobooths and poster building.Connect4Change 30 mei 2022

REGISTRATION OPEN - From 10h30 till 11h00

PLENARY SESSION - 11h00-13h00

11h00 - Opening by Vice-Rector Mieke Van Herreweghe and Director Internationalisation Guido Van Huylenbroeck

11h15 -  Plenary speaker Prof. Doris Schroeder, Director of Centre for Professional Ethics, UCLan (UK) as lead author of the “Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings”. Co-presenting with short online clips will be Dr. Michael Makanga, a co-author of the code and the Executive Director of the EDCTP; Dorian Karatzas, the Head of Sector for Ethics and Research Integrity at the European Commission and Leana Snyders, Director of the South African San Council.

The Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings and its sister code, the San Code of Research Ethics are a resource for all research stakeholders who want to ensure that research involving partners from higher and lower income countries is carried out equitably and without ‘ethics dumping’, the export of unethical practices from high income to lower income regions. She will focus in her talk on the importance of long-term relationship building versus helicopter research and on her hope that unfair research practices will become more and more unacceptable the more researchers learn about the many forms of ethics dumping.

12h00 - Mr. Koen Doens, Director-General, European Commission, Directorate General for International Partnerships : “Global Gateway, and the role of universities in building partnerships with the Global South”.

LUNCH 

Walking lunch from 13h00-14h00 

AFTERNOON

INSTRUCTIONS: In the afternoon there are 2 timeslots. One at 14h and one at 15u15. In each timeslot you can chose whether you pick one of the 2 or 3 workshops or you can go to the 6 infobooths. The infobooths give every 20 minutes a small session of 15 minutes.

TIMESLOT 1 - 14h00-15hOO

  • Workshop 1: Ghent University’s instruments for strategic international collaboration

This panel session focusses on the 3 instruments for strategic international cooperation of Ghent University: Regional Platforms, International Thematic Networks (ITN) and Strategic Institutional Partnerships (SIP). During the session the pro’s and con’s of these 3 instruments will be discussed with coordinators of SIPs and ITN’s and members of Regional Platform Steering Committees, thus providing the audience with first-hand experiences, good practices and do’s and don’ts.

More info:

Regional Platforms 

International Thematic Networks

Strategic Institutional Partnerships

  • Workshop 2: How do I get more internal connections, how do I involve other faculties, Universities of applied sciences or NGO’s in my project

For this workshop we partnered up with our own department on communication and Levuur.be in order to give you hands-on guidelines on how to raise participation and visibility in regard to projects, partnerships and networks. You will get an insight on how to increase involvement within and with non-profit organizations. Learn to become a real game changer!

  • Visiting session of the infobooths

-Dierenartsen zonder Grenzen 
-IPBO : presentation of activities, research and development projects and capacity building projects, our main theme is “agrobiotechnology and sustainable agriculture”
-VLIR-UOS projects : how to make your first steps in the Global South / VLIR-UOS projects: IUC/NW/Team projects, how to consolidate your partnership
-International PhD’s booth
-Academics for Development
-Thematic corner Regional Platforms 
-WHO collaborating International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) and The Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy (ANSER).

TIMESLOT 2 - 15h15-16h15

  • Workshop 3 : Research ethics and ethics dumping policy at Ghent University: from benefit-sharing to human rights

This workshop aims at briefly introducing the policy on research ethics and ethics dumping at Ghent University. We explain some ethical difficulties related to the use of resources or data from the Global South, and ethically sensitive collaborations. We include case studies on the use of natural resources, the possibly negative impact of projects on human rights, and collaborations with entities which might be involved in human rights violations or might be located in conflict regions.

  • Workshop 4: Funding for Partnerships Global South

Think outside the boxes of education/research and North/South and learn about both usual and unusual suspects in looking for funding. This session wants to show examples of the not so commonly used donors/financers and brainstorm on how ad hoc opportunities can be more structurally embedded.

  • Workshop 5: International Master programmes integrating global (South) perspectives and students at UGent (ICP Connect, EM, …)

This session will give information on the concept of VLIR-UOS ICP international courses and give information on an upcoming call for these VLIR-UOS ICP programs (including scholarships for students from the Global South). A second part will be devoted to how to combine different financing channels such as this ICP with the Erasmus Mundus funding to close with a brainstorm on the balance of North/South issues within these International Master programmes.

  • Visiting session of the infobooths

-Dierenartsen zonder Grenzen
-IPBO : presentation of activities, research and development projects and capacity building projects, our main theme is “agrobiotechnology and sustainable agriculture”
-VLIR-UOS projects : how to make your first steps in the Global South / VLIR-UOS projects: IUC/NW/Team projects, how to consolidate your partnership
-International PhD’s booth
-Academics for Development
-Thematic corner Regional Platforms 
-WHO collaborating International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) and The Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy (ANSER).

RECEPTION

Networking reception from 16h30-18h00

REGISTRATION

Free registration!

VLIR-UOS