VLIRUOS – 4SITE Programme
4site programme
Self-Steering Sustainable Social Innovation Through Training and E-Research (4SITE)
ABOUT VLIR-UOS | 4SITE PROGRAMME

Self-Steering Sustainable Social Innovation Through Training and E-Research (4SITE)

VLIR-UOS is a Flemish Inter-University Council that started supporting Mzumbe University within Inter-University Partnership Programme supported by the Belgian government (Director General for Development Cooperation (DGD) in 2012.

The collaboration aimed at strengthening the capacity of Mzumbe University as recognized leading institution in Africa for demand driven knowledge generation, application, preservation, and dissemination for socio-economic development.

 The ultimate objective of this partnership is to contribute to poverty reduction in Tanzania through technological social innovations. This multi-disciplinary phase II programme is demand-driven with a major focus on rural and urban communities which are vulnerable to poverty. The program focuses in Morogoro region and extends to other parts of Tanzania.

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The 4SITE IUC Programme is designed to make progress in the focus areas

PROJECT 1

Institutional Capacity in Teaching, Research, and
Community Outreach Services

PROJECT 2
Enhancing Information Services: Contents and infrastructure #e-resources
PROJECT 3
Enhancing Good Governance Through Integrated Community-Based Activities
PROJECT 4
Entrepreneurship and Industrial Development in Tanzania Through Blended Learning

kEY AREAS OF INTEREST

Capacity Building

Our focal is to improvement the Mzumbe University’s community and  resources through research development, establishing the ICT infrastructure and e Resources, Entrepreneurship and community engagement.

E-Research

We rely on the use of  Information technology to extends to use of e-resources, establishment of the ICT infrastructure such as Computer,LAB, ABCD Library System,Micro Learning to improve the quality of  research.

Social Innovation

Design and Implementation of new solutions that improve Mzumbe University Community’s which ultimately aim to improve the welfare of our  community and ultimately Poverty alleviation.

Training and Outreach

Our aspiring Mzumbe Staff and Students, there is a greater imperative to gain both knowledge and skills to kick-start and become a center of Knowledge, Academic Excellence  and a beacon of Community Development.

We are operating to touch lives in both academia and local communities.
Albogast Musabila
Programme Coordinator
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow
James Marandu
Programme Manager
All the resources are here in Tanzania, It’s just a matter of  coordination
Koen Stroeken
Programme Coordinator-North

The IUC programme which starts with the premise that the IUC is an engine of self-steering sustainable social change and that improving the capacity of the university with this ultimate goal in mind is a valuable technological social innovation. 

 

Our focus is on the following goals:

The ultimate purpose of the VLIR-UOS IUC programme with MU is to contribute to poverty reduction in Tanzania through technological social innovations including good governance of natural resources and gender, entrepreneurship, access to quality information services and training.

4SITE programme focuses on delivering sustainable social change and improving the capacity of the university with this the ultimate goal in mind is a valuable technological social innovation. The identified 4SITEprogramme has identify 4 key areas, designed as a project.

  •  Project 1: Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Teaching, Research, and Community Outreach Services Through Social Innovation Methods
  • Project 2: Enhancing Information Services: Contents and infrastructure
  • Project 3: Enhancing Good Governance Through Integrated Community-Based Activities
  • Project 4: Entrepreneurship and Industrial Development in Tanzania Through
    Blended Learning

The VLIR-UOS IUC programme with MU collaborates to contribute to poverty reduction in Tanzania through technological social innovations including good governance of natural resources and gender, entrepreneurship, access to quality information services and training.

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We are not working alone!

To achieve our common goal, our program works in synergy with the North partners