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Collaboration Africa


Admission requirements

Admission to the Minor. See Application and Contact.


This subject builds on knowledge accumulated in the first two courses in Block A. The goal is to strengthen African partnership networks, and develop sustainable project planning skills. The online learning environment forms an integral part of this course, which consists out of three modules, namely:

  1. A Small Private Online Course (SPOC): A Critical Engagement with Advancing the SDGs;
  2. An Interdisciplinary Field Study in Africa or the Netherlands;
  3. Building Networks through webinars and excursions.

Course objectives

Upon successful completion students will have:

  1. Acquired a foundational understanding of:
  • The significance of a systemic approach, participation, partnerships and adaptation strategies in sustainable interventions;

  • Current sustainable development realities on the African continent;

  • Strategies, policies and agreements that support NL-African collaboration;

  • Various role-players who advance the achievement of the SDGs on the African continent.

  1. Developed skills and competencies to:
  • Source information online and learn independently;

  • Apply themes introduced in the minor;

  • Connect with the local communities and develop international networks;

  • Build African focused strategic alliances and partnership networks.


Week 47: SPOC Systems Thinking
Week 48: SPOC Participation
Week 49-51: Field Study
Week 1: SPOC Partnerships
Week 2: SPOC Adaptation
Week 3: Webinars & Excursions

Mode of instruction

  • Group discussions

  • Online facilitation & moderation

  • Online learning & global collaboration

  • SDG game

  • Webinars with guest speakers

  • Briefings during excursions

  • Field study tour

Assessment method

Webinars & excursions: 10%
SPOC quiz & portfolio: 40%
Field study report: 50%


Webinars & excursions: 10%
SPOC quiz & portfolio: 40%
Field study report: 50%


Webinars & excursions: 10%
SPOC quiz & portfolio: 40%
Field study report: 50%


Same subtest as the first, within given timeframe.

inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

Prescribed reading available in the syllabus (Strive to use only open source online publications).


See Application and Contact.

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.

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