Faculty, staff and students at the University of Manitoba are currently leading and/or contributing to over 50 international development projects around the world in partnership with local universities, governments, non-governmental organizations, private enterprises, and communities, as well as other Canadian universities and partners. The following is a small sample of these projects:
strengthen food security, secure the future of children and youth, and promote sustainable economic growth within Kaiowá Guarani’s indigenous communities in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil; provide learning and research opportunities to Brazilian graduate students in urban-rural communities in Canada, and Manitoba in particular; and enhance university-community partnerships in the field of international development.
This project encourages students from Canada and Brazil to seek integrated, collaborative community-based approaches to progressive social development, and promotes the active use of Internet Communications Technologies (ICTs) to facilitate the implementation and management of the project. ICTs are powerful tools for reducing poverty, inequity, and discrimination, and for promoting good governance. This project encourages academics, students and community members to discover innovative ways in which ICTs can foster progressive social development.