Putting academic skills into practice
to meet development challenges.
our local partners
We train and support about a hundred local partners (associations, civil society organisations or local NGOs) to carry out our projects. We do this with the aim of strengthening local capacities and the sustainability of the projects we implement.
the long term
It is very important for us to see our projects through in the long run. This is why we develop long-term actions, a guarantee of quality and of a strong appropriation of the projects by the local population and the partners.
Subjected to several evaluations, our projects are constantly improved to best meet the needs of the populations.
As the NGO of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), we mobilise university efforts and expertise in support of our projects.
We have complementary expertise in health care, access to healthcare, food and economic security, and global citizenship and solidarity education.
An integrated approach to provide a sustainable
response to the needs of populations.
We benefit from useful expertise in various fields. Combining this expertise allows us to provide a full response to different problems encountered by local populations.
For example, in our countries of action, we support entrepreneurship and mutual health insurance companies. Someone who is in good health will be able to work, have an income and pay their contribution to the mutual health insurance scheme. This creates a virtuous cycle.
Development and environment are related and interdependent concepts. In order to include them as much as possible in our projects, we have developed an Environmental Integration Tool (EIT) which implies a constant reflection and evaluation of the environmental stakes of each of its projects.
For example, in Madagascar, micro-entrepreneurs have adapted their fishing techniques to preserve fry and thus promote sustainable fishing. Other local actors have invested in tree planting to reduce soil erosion and preserve their environment.
In many countries of the South, the issue of women's rights and their place in the household still raises questions. Many of our actions use the improvement of women's social and financial independence as a lever for development.
In the DRC, in particular, women are developing their entrepreneurial spirit thanks to literacy training. By learning how to read, write and count, they manage their savings better and gain independence and self-esteem.
11 sustainable development goals
The United Nations has set 17 sustainable development goals that give us the roadmap to a better and more sustainable future for all. They respond to the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice. The goals are interlinked and, in order not to leave anyone behind, it is important to achieve each of them, and each of their targets, by 2030.
Through its actions, Louvain Coopération contributes to the achievement of 11 of these goals, which are...
The Charters of Louvain Coopération
- Integrity and respect are core values for us. They guide our actions and are supported by everyone who works for our organization. That is why we have signed and are committed to implementing an Integrity Charter.
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- Louvain Coopération is committed to supporting a positive momentum in its organization around gender equality and to putting in place the necessary actions to make the intentions materialize.
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