There are indications that student-NGO collaborations are taking off among Share-Net members. This positive development brings up new questions, such as how to regulate such collaborations through a set of guidelines that can be used by NGOs and universities to streamline their communication.
To address these questions, the Share-Net round table ‘Promising Practices: Linking students and NGOs’ was organised to discuss promising practices of student-NGO collaborations, including its challenges and lessons learned, in order to develop a set of guidelines that can be used by NGOs and universities.
The promising practices were pitched by the NGOs and discussed from three perspectives: the NGO, the university/supervisor, and the student. The pitches were filmed and two of them – Oxfam Novib Academy and UvA-STOP AIDS NOW! – can be found below:
The round table took place at Oxfam Novib, the Hague, on November 26th 2015, and was organised by the Share-Net Netherlands working group ‘Linking research, policy and practice’.