About the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health is based on the collaboration between KI and Makerere University in Uganda and aims to develop capacity and mobilise actions to drive the agenda for sustainable health through capacity building activities, promoting networks and providing tools for action.
Key facts about CESH
There is urgency for action to deliver and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Action needs to be based on sound data and robust collaborations based on trust, innovation and reciprocity. KI and Makerere University have leveraged the long-standing partnership in research and education to be key players in advancing action and have established the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. The Centre aims to investigate and promote new ways of operationalising a holistic and sustainable take on health in the 21st century.
KI and Makerere University in Uganda have collaborated in a mutually beneficial cooperation since 2003, when the first formal agreement was signed. The exchange of students, teachers and collaboration in research has developed into more formal projects, for example a joint doctoral training. the collaboration has contributed to important research results within a vast area of health including for example occupational therapy and public health. CESH was founded on this breadth of experience and holistic perspective of health that the and on which it will further promote and develop. Cooperation with Makerere University
CESH activities can be divided under four core engagements:
1. Capacity development and Education
2. Tools and resources
3. Networks and partnerships
The activities are based on an online platform.
CESH is currently running several projects that aim to strengthen the capacity to contribute to innovation in the public sector and to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
Training programmes for professionals of the public health sector
The purpose is to contribute to innovation in the public sector and to support the implementation of the Agenda 2030 in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Capacity development in fragile states
A capacity development project funded by Sida which aims to support the implementation of Agenda 2030 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Somalia. Project period 2021-2023.