From October 25 to 27, a delegation of representatives from industry and higher education from India, Nepal and Uganda will be in Portugal to visit Portuguese companies and assimilate good practices in industrial sustainability and environmental management. This visit is part of the CapSEM Project - Capacity Building in Sustainability and Environmental Management, which aims to contribute to these countries achieving the global goals of sustainable development, including the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
According to Professor Fernanda Margarido, IST responsible in this project, "viable solutions have to be created for these challenges to be created through collaborative partnerships and greater knowledge and educational capacity about sustainability around the world".
Funded by the Erasmus+ program and coordinated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in conjunction with the IST and Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), the CapSEM project establishes partnerships with Makerere University, Makerere Business School and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda), Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University (Nepal), Indian Institute of Technology of Bombay and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India).
In this meeting, which will be held in Lisbon, proposals will also be made for the formation of industrial partners, promotion of internships with local industry and implementation of online courses.