In the short term the envisaged staff mobility of Mzumbe staff to IOB entails capacity building through attendance of courses within the IOB Development Evaluation and Management (DEM) master programme. In mid-term, Mzumbe staff can also provide guest lectures in the DEM master which will increase the southern perspective of the programme.
The envisaged staff mobility of IOB staff to Mzumbe encompasses guest lectures and workshops. More generally, the going global initiative will also provide IOB and Mzumbe staff opportunities for discussions and exchange of course and reading materials which may benefit the curriculum development of Mzumbe’s Master in Development Evaluation and IOB’s Master in Development Evaluation and Management.
1. Mobility window:
The mobility window is a six-week research internship for IOB students at Mzumbe University. During this internship IOB students are ideally teamed up with a Tanzanian junior researcher/student in order to conduct demand-driven research. This implies that the topic, research activities, methodology and expected outputs are defined by the southern partner.
2. Dissertation mobility
The dissertation mobility refers to a research stay of about two months (June-July) during which IOB students can do dissertation research in Mzumbe University. The topic of the dissertation is the result of a matching process of demand, i.e. topics proposed by Mzumbe staff, and supply, i.e. topics proposed by IOB students/staff.
3. Dissertation mobility in the synergy platform
Both IOB and Mzumbe University students can do research in collaboration with Tanzania-based development partners. The topics are proposed by the development partners so that the conducted dissertation research is fully demand-driven.
Development of joint teaching module
In medium term IOB and Mzumbe University will explore ways in which to offer part of the Mzumbe Master in Development Evaluation as a joint module for students enrolled in the IOB Master in Development Evaluation and Management. Similarly, the partners will explore the possibilities for Mzumbe students to attend teaching modules at IOB.
In the long term, the partners will explore the option to offer a joint master program in development evaluation.
A platform will be launched to facilitate interaction, knowledge exchange and collaboration between Tanzania-based development actors and IOB-UAntwerp and Mzumbe University alumni, students and staff doing research and evaluative activities. Network activities, workshops and demand-driven evaluative activities will be conducted within the framework of the synergy platform in order to strengthen the education-research-outreach nexus and to contribute to closing the evaluation gap. IOB considers the bridging of demand and supply actors crucial in increasing the responsiveness and use of research outputs, the relevance of its education content and the employability of students.