Higher Education Institution development projects in Ethiopia, Nepal and Mozambique have kicked off

Ministry of Foreign affairs Finland logoThe Higher Education Institutions Institutional Cooperation Instrument (HEI ICI) Period 2020-2024 started on 1st of September. The Programme is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and administered by the Finnish National Agency for Education. The Programme supports cooperation projects between higher education institutions in Finland and the developing world.

In the current Programme period, JAMK is coordinating three development projects: Capacity Building for Modernizing TVET Pedagogy in Ethiopia, 21st Century Skills & Equity in Education in Nepal, and Theory-Practice Balance in Teacher Education in Mozambique. The Finnish partners in these projects are Häme University of Applied Sciences (Nepal), the University of Lapland (Mozambique) and Centria University of Applied Sciences (Ethiopia).

Project managers sitting around a table in a meeting room with laptops and notebooks.
Project managers (from left) Graham Burns, Pauliina Silvennoinen and Irmeli Maunonen-Eskelinen at the planning meeting at JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Due to the on-going pandemic, the projects teams of have started their work through online meetings and planning sessions. Even in this globally challenging situation, JAMK and its partners remain committed to achieving the expected results in all the projects for the benefit of the students of the higher education institutions the global south.

In this blog, the actors of the three projects are invited to share their experiences through this exciting journey.

– Eeva Lehtonen, JAMK University of Applied Sciences