NORHED I projects 2013-2019
The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development
Aim of NORHED:
The aim of the programme is to strengthen capacity of higher education institutions in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) to educate more and better qualified candidates, and to increase quality and quantity of research conducted by the countries’ own researchers.
Higher education and research are priority areas of Norway’s development cooperation policy. Norad believes that sound, strategic investments in higher education and research in low and middle income countries (LMICs) pay off in the form of strong academic institutions and their societal engagement.
Such investments have many benefits, not least that they contribute to development of their countries’ intellectual resources, competent workforces, visionary leaders, gender equality and human rights. In the long run it also contributes to evidence-based policies and decisions that enhance sustainable economic, social and environmental development in low and middle income countries.
Learn more at the NORHED website.
Researchers from IGS / CIH are involved in 6 NORHED projects, see the list below:
HI-TRAIN: Better Health Information for better health care
Establishing self-sustainable, replicable and scalable Health Informatics training and research programmes through institutional collaboration in East Africa
GROWNUT - Education and research to reduce malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo
This project aims to create a partnership for higher education and research in nutritional epidemiology in DRC.
Health at workplace in low income countries
Economic growth and new industries creates new opportunities, but also challenges. Work-related diseases and injuries are increasing.