INSO Project

  • ITA-SIN-Case Study
  • Sinergia Società Cooperativa Sociale

The general objective of the project is to promote the socio-economic development of Sudan by enhancing the achievement of skills, supporting the professional growth of the individual and its integration into the labour market.

The training course beneficiary are 150 participants selected among students from Sudanese universities, university professors and professionals from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Sudan

Specific objectives

Strengthen the know-how of students enrolled in university programs of "Computer Science" and "Information Technology" that already offer job opportunities, providing complementary knowledge aimed at the needs of the productive sectors and of the local administrative areas;

Supporting university professors in professional guidance and professionals from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Sudan in order to create stable relations between universities and local administrative and business contexts;

Promote internships in the country oriented to job placement through the support of academic and ministerial authorities.

Finally, the INSO project assumes a particularly significant value in the field of Italian research in Human and Social Sciences, as it attempts to influence the direct causes of migration and the effectiveness of migration policies.

The INSO project is conducted by IRISS-CNR (leader), in partnership with the University Service Center for Lifelong Learning (CAP) of the University of Bari, the Comboni College of Science and Technology (CCST) in Khartoum and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Sudan (MOHE). Furthermore, through the granting of patronage, the Italian Embassy in Khartoum (Sudan) and the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in Rome are involved.

Activities

Design and delivery of training courses for students enrolled in university programs of "Computer Science" and "Information Technology", oriented towards innovative topics in an expanding local market. These courses are provided directly by the IRISS at the CCST in Khartoum through a series of workshops and through an e-learning platform created by the CAP, which also contributes to distance teaching activities. The main topics dealt with are the following: Sustainable development; New technologies in the workplace; Valorisation of local identities for development; Creation of micro-businesses and marketing; Job search techniques; Social networks and relationship dynamics; Social media as a tool for the promotion of micro-enterprises.

Support to university professors and officials of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Sudan through special workshops at IRISS and the CAP, in order to increase relations between the University and the local productive world and the creation of a network of Departments of Professional Orientation at the same Universities.

Creation of a territorial and extraterritorial network in collaboration with the CCST and the MOHE, for the realization of internships aimed at the employment of university students.

Elaboration of the strategy of promotion and dissemination of results, strengthening of the network of international collaborations, in addition to monitoring and evaluation of the innovative practices experimented in the project.

Who are the people to be contacted to have more info?

Alberto Fornasari
alberto.fornasari@uniba.it
+393809062763

Where could we find more info (internet sites, mails, social media, clips and so on)?

https://www.facebook.com/insoproject/
https://www.iriss.cnr.it/progetti/innovazione-nella-societa-percorsi-formativi-e-valorizzazione-del-capitale-umano-sudan-inso/
http://www.insoproject.com/

What is the lesson we could learn from this BP or case study?

The importance of the digital skills for the development of an economic system;
The usability of at distance programs.

Attachments

http://www.insoproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/INSO-project_brochure_EN.pdf

Comments from the coordinator

This is a complete example of good practice for digitalization of education and training because:
- it is focused on an e-learning and at distance programme (due to the fact that the trainers were in another country)
- it is focused on the development of digital skills for employability (New technologies in the workplace, Social networks and relationship dynamics; Social media as a tool for the promotion of micro-enterprises)
- it is focused on the use of ICT to promote the development of the Sudanese economy.