Building Local Economies: Enterprise Development,
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
SAHECEF, 7-8 May 2013, Johannesburg
History of the Network
• Founded in 2005 in Talloires,
France
• Talloires Declaration was
signed by 29 university
presiden...
280 members in 70 countries
19 South African Members
Cape Peninsula University of Tech*
Central University of Technology
Durban University of Technolo...
Talloires Network Programs
• MacJannet Prize
Finalists and Winners from South Africa:
Cape Peninsula University of Technol...
Youth Economic Participation Initiative
Background
Launched in 2012
$5.9 million global initiative
Partnership with the Ma...
The MasterCard Foundation
• Scale access to education in Sub-Saharan Africa
– Enable disadvantaged youth to complete secon...
Youth Economic Participation Initiative
YEPI
Activities
• Award 6 - 8 Demonstration Grants of $350,000 to $465,000 to univ...
IMU Cares Program
International Medical University, Malaysia
• Enable medical and
nursing undergraduate
students to practi...
Programa Social PROSOFI,
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogota, Colombia
• Academic initiative in the
Engineering Facult...
Health Intervention Program of Córdoba
Universidad Católica de Córdoba Argentina
• improve the quality of life of
vulnerab...
Emerging Research Questions
• What is the intersection of community engagement and
youth economic employment? How does job...
Supporting Your Work
• How can the Talloires Network support your work?
• Would you be interested in participating in an i...
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Building Local Economies: Enterprise Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  1. 1. Building Local Economies: Enterprise Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation SAHECEF, 7-8 May 2013, Johannesburg
  2. 2. History of the Network • Founded in 2005 in Talloires, France • Talloires Declaration was signed by 29 university presidents • “A global coalition of engaged universities.” • Hosted at Tufts University • Steering Committee of 12 global members
  3. 3. 280 members in 70 countries
  4. 4. 19 South African Members Cape Peninsula University of Tech* Central University of Technology Durban University of Technology North-West University Rhodes University Stellenbosch University Tertiary School in Business Administration Tshwane University of Technology University of Cape Town University of Fort Hare University of Johannesburg University of Pretoria University of South Africa University of the Free State University of Venda University of the Western Cape University of the Witwatersrand Vaal University of Technology Walter Sisulu University SAHECEF is the African regional network of 8 global networks partnering with Talloires Network
  5. 5. Talloires Network Programs • MacJannet Prize Finalists and Winners from South Africa: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (2009) North-West University (2012) Stellenbosch University (2010) University of Pretoria (2010, 2011) University of Cape Town (2009, 2010) macjannet.org University of South Africa (2011) University of Venda (2011) Walter Sisulu University (2009, 2012) • University Volunteer Program • Faculty & Staff Professional Development Program • Youth Economic Participation Initiative (YEPI)
  6. 6. Youth Economic Participation Initiative Background Launched in 2012 $5.9 million global initiative Partnership with the MasterCard Foundation Goals 1. Address global crisis in youth unemployment by supporting universities to develop innovative models enabling upper-year students and recent alumni to accelerate their transition to the work force. 1. Promote the exchange of knowledge through a global Community of Practice with members.
  7. 7. The MasterCard Foundation • Scale access to education in Sub-Saharan Africa – Enable disadvantaged youth to complete secondary and tertiary education • Develop skills of out-of-school youth – Equip youth with employable skills • Connect youth to jobs – Create, connect and expand economic opportunities for youth www.mastercardfdn.org www.talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu
  8. 8. Youth Economic Participation Initiative YEPI Activities • Award 6 - 8 Demonstration Grants of $350,000 to $465,000 to universities in: West Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, North Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, Central Asia, Latin America, Caribbean • Support the exchange of knowledge through creation of a global Community of Practice • Web platform and moderated online discussions about best practices and brokering joint projects • Monitoring and Evaluation Plan with Learning Partners. Capturing and documenting learning that will be both useful to member universities • 4.5 years, including implementation period for demonstration projects and dissemination of findings
  9. 9. IMU Cares Program International Medical University, Malaysia • Enable medical and nursing undergraduate students to practice their knowledge and clinical skills in a rural setting • Villagers benefit from the presence of IMU students through regular free health checks and health education imu.edu.my/imu-cares
  10. 10. Programa Social PROSOFI, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogota, Colombia • Academic initiative in the Engineering Faculty • Multivariate mathematical model was applied, taking into account social, economic and logistical criteria, as well as previous University presence and the interest of the community in involvement • pujportal.javeriana.edu.co
  11. 11. Health Intervention Program of Córdoba Universidad Católica de Córdoba Argentina • improve the quality of life of vulnerable populations with structural deficiencies that affect the high incidence and prevalence of communicable diseases • students conduct a participatory assessment • Implement health interventions for children and animals blog.ucc.edu.ar/proyeccionsocial
  12. 12. Emerging Research Questions • What is the intersection of community engagement and youth economic employment? How does job creation also address a wide array of societal challenges? How is employment also civic engagement? • How do you teach entrepreneurship in the (South African) context? • When is international knowledge helpful or not helpful? How are universities adapting their entrepreneurship and job-preparation teaching strategies to fit local contexts? • How do we train entrepreneurs who have a positive social impact in their communities?
  13. 13. Supporting Your Work • How can the Talloires Network support your work? • Would you be interested in participating in an international community of practice on these subjects? If so, how would you ideally like to engage your colleagues around the world? What would you hope to learn? • What are some of the main obstacles that universities in South Africa encounter in preparing students to become active economic participants? • What would you do at your university if you had the resources?

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