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Cuba Country Strategy and IUC Partner Identification

Mission Report

November 2011

Julie Carpenter

Carlos Alberto Vigil Taquechel

Table of contents

Acronyms 3

1.Mission Context and Background 5

2.Mission Objectives and Expected Results 12

3.Mission Activities 13

4.Mission Findings and Accomplishments 24

5.Lessons Learned 47

Annex 1: Programme outline 48

Annex 2: Main stakeholders and contacts 53

Annex 3: Cuba strategy summary status report 58

4.1. Four thematic areas 61

4.2. Cross-cutting themes 61

Annex 4: Local seminar report (participants, programme) 64

Annex 5: Completed VLIR-UOS institution fact sheets 69

Annex 6: Country strategy framework from Flemish (north) seminar) 148


AECID Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional al Desarrollo

ALBA Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América

CAELTIC Centre for Advanced English Language Training for International Collaboration

CAPES Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Brazil)

CENSA Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria

CIDA Canadian International Development Agency

CIDEM Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Estructuras y Materiales

CIGB Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología

CIM Centro de Inmunología Molecular

CIMAGT Centro de Investigación para el Mejoramiento Animal de la Ganadería Tropical

CITMA Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente

CNIC Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas

CNPq Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (Brazil)

COSUDE Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación

CTG Close the Gap

CUC Cuban convertible pesos

CUJAE Ciudad Universitaria José Antonio Echeverría (see also ISPJAE)

CUP Cuban non-convertible pesos

EEPFIH Estación Experimental de Pastos y Forrajes "Indio Hatuey"

EU European Union

FAO Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

GIS Geographical information system

HE Higher education

HEI Higher education institution

HRD Human resources development

ICA Instituto de Ciencia Animal

ICT Information and Communication Technology

IFAL Instituto de Farmacia y Alimentos

IFS International Foundation for Science

INCA Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas

IPK Instituto de Medicina Tropical Pedro Kouri

ISPJAE Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría (see also CUJAE)

IUC (VLIR-UOS) Institutional University Cooperation

JAN Junta de Acreditación Nacional

K.U.Leuven Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

MDG Millennium Development Goals

MES Ministerio de Educación Superior

MINCEX Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, Inversión Extranjera y Cooperación

MINED Ministerio de Educación

MINSAP Ministerio de Salud Pública

NGO Non-governmental organisation

OHCH Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana

PCM Project Cycle Management

UC Universidad de Camagüey

UCF Universidad de Cienfuegos

UCMH Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de La Habana

UCI Universidad de Ciencias Informáticas

UCLV Universidad Central de Las Villas

UDG Universidad de Granma

UG Universidad de Guantánamo

UGent University of Gent

UH Universidad de La Habana

UHOLM Universidad de Holguín Oscar Lucero Moya

ULT Universidad de las Tunas

UMCC Universidad de Matanzas Camilo Cienfuegos

UNAH Universidad Agraria de La Habana

UNDP United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNICA Universidad de Ciego de Ávila

UNISS Universidad de Sancti Spíritus

UO Universidad de Oriente

UPR Universidad Pinar del Rio

USD United States dollar

VLIR Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad (Flemish Interuniversity Council)

VLIR-UOS VLIR University Development Cooperation

VUB Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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  1. Mission Context and Background

    1. Introduction

This mission is part of a process of country strategy identification and IUC selection rolled out by VLIR-UOS in the context of the implementation of the political agreement signed in 2010. This agreement necessitates VLIR-UOS to formulate a strategy for each of its 20 VLIR-UOS partner countries. This will be done in a phased manner, Cuba being one of the first six countries for which a strategy will be formulated by the end of 2011. Missions are conducted by country teams consisting of two experts (one international and one local expert), a member of the Bureau UOS and the VLIR-UOS country desk officer.

    1. Geography

The Republic of Cuba is a free socialist, sovereign, and collective State. Cuba is an archipelago located in the western- most part of the Caribbean Sea, comprising the island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and some 1,600 smaller islands and keys, for a total land area of 110,860 km2. Cuba is the largest island of the grouping of the Caribbean, situated west of Hispaniola island (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and 145 km south of Key West, Florida (US).

Cuba is divided into 15 provinces and 1 special municipality (Isla de la Juventud). The former province of La Habana was recently (2010) divided into 2 new provinces: Mayabeque and Artemisa. 75.8% of Cubans live in urban areas. In recent years, population growth has slowed significantly. Cuba is characterized by uniformity in the geographical distribution of its population and the variables that comprise it. The central provinces and the capital have older populations.

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