The first year of the NGOs and CSOs fair took place on Friday 29th September from 9am to 6.30pm at the University of Pavia.
Glodep is a Master Program instituted by three syndicated Universities: Palacky University (Olomouc, Czech Republic), Universite Clermonte Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand, France), and the University of Pavia (Pavia, Italy). The Masters Program is divided into two structured years. During the first three semesters students attend their studies in one of three Universities. The last semester is dedicated to either research or a stage alongside writing a master dissertation. Glodep’s aim is to train professionals specialised in developmental policy and practice.
It’s in this context that “NGO’s Action! Italian Development Cooperation in a few shots” Programme was created with the aim of promoting Italian NGOs and their work. The project is promoted by the Department of Economy and business sciences of the University of Pavia, in collaboration with Consorzio Glodep and the Natural Resources, Agricultural Development and Food Security International Research Network (NAF).
The Project aims to create a collection of videos to promote italian NGOs , in order to provide students with an insight into the work of development cooperation through a stimulating and easy-to-access digital platform. We have participated with 50 other ONGs (including Emergency, InterSOS, AISPO, etc.) that operate in different fields, from migrants and refugees to building wells in developing countries.
This demonstration has created dialogue and direct contact among the different ONGs and the students who participated, providing a deeper understanding of the intervention in the developing countries.
Students from a variety of countries approached our desk, not only for info about what we do but also to ask how they can contribute to our future projects. Unfortunately there weren’t any doctors at the event, but still plenty of students from humanistic studies and social sciences.
This event fostered a dialogue between APOF and other NGOs in a positive climate which gives confidence for future developments and projects. Furthermore our projects of distance learning and telepathology have raised interest and it has opened up the possibility to enrich our initiative with wider contents (other than medical ones) for example engineering projects for the implementation of hospitals.