Project “SDGs and Education for Sustainability in rural Schools in Uganda”
The UNESCO Chair collaborates with the Agro-Sustainable Schools Project in Uganda (SALUGANDA), with a view to running sessions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in rural schools in Uganda. Specifically, this collaboration has contributed to SDGs 3, 4, and 5 by supporting girls’ school attendance in the Buikwe and Mukono districts, through workshops on the SDGs and sustainability and menstrual health and hygiene education. The lack of information about and access to female hygiene is one of the reasons behind the school dropout rates among girls.
Project “Creation, Development and Implementation of an International Interuniversity and Interinstitutional Network for Biomimic Studies” (International Universitary Network on Biomimicry Studies).
This project is funded by the Grants and Subsidies for University Cooperation Projects for the Development of the Vice-Rectorate for Students, Employment and Social Responsibility of the UPV/EHU (2015). The aim is to create, develop and promote an International, Interuniversity and Interinstitutional On Biomimesis (RI3BIOMIMICRY) in the city of Leticia, located on the triple border between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The purpose is to generate lines of research on Biomimesis to increase the capacities and opportunities of Sustainable Human Development in the Amazon region. Also, generate the initial conditions for the development of a knowledge society with the promotion of sustainable lines of innovation in the South American continental Amazon. In its first phase, the executing counterpart of this project will be the National Open and Distance University (UNAD) (Colombia) through a School of Agricultural, Livestock and Environmental Sciences (ECAPMA). At the same time, the RI3BIOMIMICRY network will be directly linked to the Association of Amazonian Universities (UNAMAZ) – which houses 69 American universities – and to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) Science, Technology and Education Area. Through this network (RI3BIOMIMICRY) the UVP/EHU will have the opportunity to generate synergies in this area of knowledge with other universities, research institutes and institutions of Amazonian and Latin American countries.
Project “Inter-University Collaboration – Society for the Enhancement of the Ecosystems of the Biosphere Reserves of Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo (Dominican Republic) and La Selle (Haiti) for the Improvement of the Quality of Life of the Local Population”
With this project funded by Aid and Subsidies for University Cooperation Projects for the Development of the Vice-Rectorate for Students, Employment and Social Responsibility at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)(2014) has started a collaboration among the UPV/EHU, the University of Quisqueya (Haiti) and the Center for the Study of Sustainable Cities and Towns (Dominican Republic) in order to train the university community and promote the creation of a research group on ecosystem services, to later apply the results to the improvement of the quality of life of the populations of the Biosphere Reserves of Jaragua (Dominican Republic) and La Selle (Haiti).