Knowledge for a Sustainable World
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Knowledge for a Sustainable World

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The search for answers to the issue of global sustainability has become increasingly urgent. In the context of higher education, many universities and academics are seeking new insights that can shift our dependence on ways of living that rely on the exploitation of so many and the degradation of so much of our planet. This is the vision that drives SANORD and many of the researchers and institutions within its network. Although much of the research is on a relatively small scale, the vision is steadily gaining momentum, forging dynamic collaborations and pathways to new knowledge. The contributors to this book cover a variety of subject areas and offer fresh insights about chronically under-researched parts of the world. Others document and critically reflect on innovative approaches to cross-continental teaching and research collaborations. This book will be of interest to anyone involved in the transformation of higher education or the practicalities of cross-continental and cross-disciplinary academic collaboration. The Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD) is a network of higher education institutions from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Universities in the southern African and Nordic regions that are not yet members are encouraged to join.

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Date de parution 07 décembre 2015
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EAN13 9781928331056
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Knowledge f or a sustainable wor ld A Southern African–Nordic contribution
Edited by Tor Halvorsen, Hilde Ibsen and Vyvienne RP M’kumbuzi
K n o w  e d g e  o r a s u s t a î n a b  e w o r  d A soutern Arîcan–Nordîc contrîbutîon
Knowedge  or a sustaînabe wor d A soutern Arîcan–Nordîc contrîbutîon
Edîted by Tor Havorsen, Hîde ïbsen and Vyvîenne RP M’kumbuzî
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Preace Acknowedgements Acronyms and abbrevîatîons ïntroductîon: he Soutern Arîcan Nordîc Centre and te Sustaînabe Deveopment Goas: Opportunîtîes or crîtîca înterventîons Tor Halvorsen
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Pà I:CALLENGES 1 Dîsabîîty în soutern Arîca: ïnsîgts înto îts magnîtude and nature1 eraîSuwa,TondelnyMzezu,îHleabmRenneîvbmukMPVyand Alîce Namanja 2 Facîîtatîng access to îger educatîon or students wît dîsabîîtîes: Strategîes and support servîces at te Unîversîty o Botswana55  Pedzanî Percî Monyatsî and OS Pîbîon 3 Access and equîty or students wît dîsabîîtîes at te Unîversîty o Maawî: he case o Canceor Coege71  Elîzabet Tîkondwe Kamcedzera 4 Pr omotîng researc în resource-caenged envîronments: he case o Maawî’s Mzuzu Unîversîty9  Vîctor Mgomezulu 5 ‘he pat o te moter îs trodden by te daugter’: Steppîng stones or entry înto te mîdde cass în Sout Arîca15  Dan Darkey and Hîlde Ibsen 6 Usîng soar energy to enance access to ïCTs în Maawî125  Luke Mwale 7 Sotware engîneerîng în ow- to mîdde-încome countrîes19  Mîroslaw Staron 8 Cîmate-cange awareness and onîne medîa în Zîmbabwe: Opportunîtîes ost?16  Henrî-Count Evans
Pà II:COLLABORATIONS 9 Cuture meets cuture at a dîstance  Berît Nyqvîst Cec and Lars Bergström 10 he Consortîum o New Soutern Arîcan Medîca Scoos: A new Sout–Sout–Nort network  Quentîn Eîcbaum, Marîus Hedîmbî, Kasonde Bowa, Celso Belo, Keîkantse Matlagela, Ludo Badlangana, Peter Nyarango and Ollî Vaînîo 11 ïnternatîona coaboratîon or pedagogîca înnovatîon: Understandîng mutîracîa înteractîon troug a tîme-geograpîc appraîsa  P Assmo and R Fox 12 Retînkîng access to îger educatîon în Maawî: essons rom te Maawî ïnstîtute o Management’s coaboratîons wît unîversîtîes în te Unîted Kîngdom  Rebecca Ward and Ida Mbendera
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At end of September 2015, ater a ong process o consutatîon and debate, te Unîted Natîons genera assemby repaced te eîgt Mîennîum Deveopment Goas (MDGs) wît 17 Sustaînabe Deveopment Goas (SDGs). Accordîng to te Hîg-eve Pane appoînted by UN to înîtîate debate about a new set o goas, te MDGs ad neîter ocused suIcîenty on te most margînaîsed peope, nor addressed împortant aspects o deveopment wît regard to democracy and încusîve growt. But most împortanty, te MDGs ad aen sort în reatîon to sustaînabe deveopment, te most undamenta caenge acîng us a. he Hîg-eve Pane proposed tat te word’s post-2015 agenda be drîven by te oowîng ive key transormatîve sîts: 1no one beînd Leave .hîs îs crucîa or endîng extreme poverty and ensurîng tat no one îs denîed unîversa uman rîgts, încudîng te rîgt o every îndîvîdua to educatîon. 2sustaînable development at te core. Put hîs poînts to te împortance o socîa încusîon and o meetîng te aspîratîons o a peope by 2030. 3 Transorm economîes or jobs and înclusîve growt. Part o tîs sît aso încudes access to quaîty educatîon and skîs. 4 Buîld peace and efectîve open and accountable înstîtutîons or all.hîs împîes tat a o umanîty soud îve în reedom rom ear and enjoy undamenta uman rîgts. 5 Forge a new global partnersîp. hîs îs dîrected towards good governance and cîvîc partîcîpatîon.
By suggestîng tese sîts, te Hîg-eve Pane oped to reocus te word’s attentîon on endîng te rampant înequaîty o opportunîtîes wîe înspîrîng te next generatîon to beîeve, and act on te beîe, tat a better word îs wîtîn reac. From 2013 to 2015, tese proposed sîts were întensey debated by many dîferent kînds o actors, încudîng academîcs, and eventuay agreement was reaced on 17 SDGs. he new SDGs not ony added more goas, but aso res goba perspectîves. he new goas concern te entîre word, rater tan ocusîng
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ony on te so-caed ‘deveopîng word’ as te MDGs dîd. How to act sustaînaby, wat tecnoogîes and systems can and must be deveoped to ensure sustaînabîîty, and ow rîc and poor aîke mustco-operateto make tîs appen îs our common caenge. he roe o îger educatîon în tîs efort îs acknowedged as beîng o vîta împortance. At te Soutern Arîcan-Nordîc Centre (SANORD) conerence în Maawî în December 2013, te teme o wîc was ‘Contrîbutîons o unîversîtîes towards attaînîng te mîennîum deveopment goas’, grave concerns were raîsed tat te unîversîtîes woud not be suIcîenty învoved în te dîscussîons about te new SDGs, and tat unîversîtîes woud not be seen as împortant sîtes or deveopîng goas and soutîons to te caenges acîng te word. ït seemed tat te Hîg-eve Pane were caîng on ‘experts’, but bypassîng te înstîtutîons tat consîstenty înorm and renew te knowedge o tose experts troug researc, and researc-based educatîon. Dîscussîons about te roe o network în reatîon to te emergîng SDGs contînued at te subsequent SANORD conerence ed în Sweden în June 2014, te teme o wîc was ‘A sustaînabe uture troug înormatîon tecnoogy and weare deveopment’. An awareness tat SANORD, as a unîversîty network, ad partîcuar dutîes and opportunîtîes grew among partîcîpants at bot conerences, and te împortance o communîcatîng te content o teîr dîscussîons more wîdey was recognîsed. Wat îs contaîned în tîs book are some o te best papers rom te two conerences. he capters empasîse împortant areas or present and uture coaboratîon wîtîn te network, and by doîng tîs, aso poînt to areas în wîc SANORD members are engagîng wît te SDGs. he capters îgîgt topîcs tat we tînk need attentîon as we joîn eforts to împement te mandate gîven to us by te UN Genera Assemby, namey: ow to împrove te word’s knowedge base and knowedge-based engagements to acîeve te 17 new goas. SANORD as a partîcuar regîona proie, and tus attempts to sare knowedge about te vaue o specîic regîona experîences – ow te Nortern weare states work, or exampe, or te înterregîona toerance and soîdarîty between cîtîzens o te Sout. hese varîatîons ep us to earn rom one anoter, and by brîngîng suc dîferent cutures togeter, SANORD stands out as an organîsatîon wît muc to contrîbute to goba debates about te SDGs. ïn partîcuar, our Nort–Sout/Sout–Nort înkages put SANORD în a posîtîon to make sure tat te SDGs, and te goba caenges assocîated wît tem, are paced squarey on te agendas o îger educatîon înstîtutîons în our regîons. Our regîona network, peraps more tan any oter, represents te goba înterconnectedness tat
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îs seen as a precondîtîon or te successu împementatîon o te SDGs. he burden o caenge îs no onger ocused on te ow-încome countrîes; and soutîons wî be ound ony î weallsare te oad, carryîng costs accordîng to our reatîve weat. To make te word aware o tîs, and gavanîse responses capabe o brîngîng about tîs cange îs te caenge acîng our unîversîty network and, sîmîary, oter organîsed înîtîatîves. Because SANORD îs owned by te unîversîtîes, and run by unîversîty eaders, ît îs aso a network tat can rapîdy actîvate îts members to address wat îs urgenty requîred, namey: researc and knowedge dîssemînatîon tat împroves our cances o acîevîng te SDGs. he SDGs învîte tîs kînd o engagement, not ony because tey caenge us academîcay, but aso because tey open up a new roe or unîversîty-based knowedge. he SDGs, as organîsed wîtîn te UN, are to be drîven by constant înteractîon between scîence and poîtîcs (te so-caed SPï orums.) hîs book îs but a sma contrîbutîon to an ongoîng process wîtîn SANORD, but opeuy one tat înspîres great creatîvîty în reatîon to te SDGs. hat SANORD’s 2015 conerence în Wîndoek îs dedîcated to debatîng te 17 SDGs, îs anoter îndîcatîon o our wîîngness to prîorîtîse tîs matter.
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