BUSCO-project “Building sustainable and resilient communities through co-creation between universities and businesses (BUSCO)”
The project aims at improving the universities’ capacity to promote sustainable community development,entrepreneurship and communities’ resilience in two Tanzanian universities and in their environment: University of Iringa (UoI) and Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU), in collaboration with Finnish partners Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Diak) and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Haaga-Helia).
In this project social, economic and environmental perspectives are linked in the curriculum development and co-creation of community development practices, counselling and entrepreneurships in selected case studies, Living Labs, agreed with the universities and local stakeholders. Piloting the joint Master’s programme in Community Development, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution is linked to multisectoral curriculum development including social, business, community development, councelling, law and tourism programmes and the co-created Living Labs in the communities. By improving the employment opportunities and entrepreneurship and universities’ capacities, the project aims to enhance the resilience of the communities and individuals.
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