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For many years, staff and students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have worked in partnership with communities to address development challenges.
The UCT Knowledge Co-op builds on this tradition of social responsiveness – and aims to make it easier for community partners to access UCT’s skills, resources and professional expertise. The Knowledge Co-op helps initiate joint projects that benefit both the community and the university. It links community groups with appropriately qualified staff and students at UCT, and it supports both partners throughout the project – from initial planning to final product.
Current projects include:
- A student investigating how best to help patients adhere to HIV treatment;
- Students setting up websites and blogs for community groups;
- Staff advising a municipal department on changing its library into a modern electronic knowledge management centre; and
- Students and staff helping to evaluate an NGO programme that uses radio to empower children.
See our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS to find out more about how the UCT Knowledge Co-op can help you.