The Flemish Steering Committee Meeting took place on 19 November 2015, whereby a total of 10 representatives of Universiteit Antwerpen, IOB, Ugent, VUB, Mbarara University and VLIR were present. VLIR-UOS took the opportunity to address the new legislative framework within the new law on Development cooperation, with special attention to the administrative and financial changes in the coming operational years.
All members present highlighted their progress and/or identified activities planned, as well as the possibility of presenting research outcomes in workshops, supported by the HEFS Platform. The latter then presented an overview of the scheduled activities of the Platform for the AP2016, with the headline a Joint Steering Committee to be held before the end of the operational year (31/3/16). Last but not least, VLIR-UOS informed the Platform members of the foreseen evaluation of the concept of the platform in the course of 2016. The two Ugandan platforms (Health and Governance) operated as concept pilots.