Lessons on Sustainability from the Higher Education Solutions Network program
October 19, 2021@ 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
Sustainability. This session was open to all
This session focused on how USAID’s Research Division’s partners built unique sustainability into their USAID programs, adding continued value to their work even after the period of performance with USAID was scheduled to end. We talked with three representatives from the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) program’s development labs to learn about what actions they took to build sustainability and success into their respective projects. The discussion covered topics such as:
Research agendas and clients
Institutional and researcher capacity
Developing a unique value add
Key stakeholder relationship development
University buy-in/internal politics and policies
Starting the conversation with leadership
What resources did you wish would have been available sooner?
What partnerships could have helped if they were formed earlier?
What do you wish you had known sooner?
Roy Mayega – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN – Makerere University)