List of partners who collaborate in the Dalila project


Description With over 700 years of history and 120,000 students Sapienza, founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, is the first University in Rome and the largest University in Europe. Sapienza has around 4,500 professors and almost 4,000 administrative and technical staff. Students from other regions are over 30,000. Foreign students are over 7,000. Incoming and outgoing Erasmus students are about 2,000 per year. DIMA Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was established in 1982. DIMA main objectives are the promotion and coordination of research activities in the fields of applied mechanic, fluid-dynamic, aerospace engines, mechanical and thermal measurements, technological design, management and project of engines, industrial and energy plants, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Role in the project
This WP aims at contributing to the quality system of the new courses developed in order to ensure the recognition of the equivalence of educational qualifications and guarantying the quality of the project implementation through a tailored Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system.
In particular, UNIROMA1 will be involved in these activities:

  • Elaboration of a quality strategy in order to ensure the equivalence of educational qualifications among all the partner universities specifically in relation to the green courses developed by DALILA;
  • Monitoring & Evaluation activities that will consist in a practical instrument to facilitate the project management and the whole consortium in order to work more effectively and efficiently towards the achievements of the project objectives and results;
  • Ensuring sustainability of the project results through a Sustainability Guide in order to ensure sustainability of the project results and outputs.


Minerva Lab at the Department of Statistics of Sapienza University of Rome was established in order to contribute to scientific research on gender equality and equity using both qualitative and quantitative methods, and to develop collaborations between scholars. The laboratory carries out multidisciplinary research activities promoting the contamination between different research fields, from economics, law, history, sociology, demography and statistics. The strength of "Minerva" is the ability to mobilize experiences and skills thanks to the networks of experts (researchers, practitioners and local administrators) created by the staff involved in numerous research and awareness projects over the years.

Role in the project
Minerva Lab is involved in activities of WP3 for the creation and dissemination of the three green economics courses. It coordinates the elaboration of detailed syllabi, teaching materials and teaching notes in order to create the three new green economics courses applying a shared methodology and vision to embrace both the local needs and the respect of EACEA quality parameters.

UCA UNIVERSITY OF CADIZ - Official website

The University of Cadiz is located in the south of Spain, in a key geostrategic area connecting Europe and Africa through the Gibraltar Straight, and Europe and Latin America though its historical and commercial links. Committed to the highest intellectual, moral and cultural standards, our University strives to produce principled and competent graduates. It nurtures a service-oriented and environment-conscious community which seeks to contribute to the advancement of the global society. The university of Cadiz has lot of experience in the renewable energies and its applications studies, with a lot of doctoral thesis, graduate thesis and master thesis in this matters.

Role in the project
The WP 1 aims at creating the frame into which the main objective of this project will be implemented and developed.
In particular, UCA will be involved in these activities:

  • Organization of Info-days in order to raise local awareness on the risks connected to the Climate change and the necessary of Environmental protection strategies;
  • Elaboration of a detailed syllabus that will include: pre-requisites for the access, attending modality, workload distribution (teaching in presence, tutorial, laboratory, homework, project work, final exam), specific teaching objectives of the module/Learning outcomes, main topics, module description, methodology applied in laboratory activities and project work, assessment and recommended literature/References.

The WP 3 aims at converting part of n. 6 courses, elaborated for lessons in presence, in video-lessons for open distance education and training. In particular, UCA will be involved in the elaboration of Video lessons in order to apply a common methodology for the respect of quality parameters and EACEA visibility roles.


The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) was established by Act No. 8 of 1999 of the Zanzibar House of Representatives which was then amended by Act No. 11 of 2009, and further re-amended by Act No. 7 of 2016. The latter amendment has justified SUZA to merge with other Zanzibar higher learning institutions; these are the then Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration (ZIFA), College of Health Sciences (CHS) and the Zanzibar Institute of Tourism Development (ZIToD). His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council is the Chancellor of the University. The University became operational in September 2001. Currently, SUZA consists of seven campuses that are found at equally beautiful but different locations within the islands. The campus is actually huge and brand new decorated with green field that offers cutting-edge infrastructure of the World standard. It gives to students a local alternative to some of the world’s attractive learning environments.

Role in the project
This WP aims at aims at preparing detailed education and training materials on “renewable technologies” and “green business creation and development” that will be developed through a close cooperation among the partners.
In particular, SUZA will be involved in these activities:

  • Elaboration of Didactic materials under the responsibility of the two Technical Units of the Steering and Scientific Committee members: Engineering Unit for what concern the module on “Renewable Energy” and the Business Unit for the module on “Green business creation and development”;
  • Organization of Scientific Symposium on Green topics that will be held at the University of Cadiz to introduce the elaborated didactic materials and to train Professors will be responsible of the DALILA courses;
  • Installation of Green Laboratories in each Beneficiary University, according to the needs and to the didactic plans.


The University of Dodoma was established in 2007 as a collegiate university with three colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Informatics and Virtual Education, and College of Education. Subsequently, the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Health Sciences, Earth Sciences, and recently, the College of Business Studies and Law were established. The formation of the seven colleges has been consistent with the University of Dodoma Charter and Rules, 2007, which envisioned the University structure to operate under campus-colleges mode. In order to ensure smooth operations of the University, there has been decentralization of University administration to the campus colleges. Except for some crosscutting issues, the colleges are semi-autonomous as stipulated in the University Charter of Dodoma Charter and Rules, 2007.
From its humble beginnings with 1,200 students in 2007/2008, the student population has grown swiftly to 25,000 pursuing various degree and non-degree programmes. While we find this is a great achievement, considerable care is being taken to ensure that the fast growth does not compromise the quality of our graduates. UDOM is designed to host 40,000 students at full capacity; this number will probably be reached after 2020. The University of Dodoma provides a unique environment for teaching, learning, research, and public services to ensure a memorable and lifetime experience. Additionally, since the quality of student experience is as well a function of other factors in addition to academic pursuits, UDOM encourages students to engage in various activities of the students union by capitalising on the available sports and recreational facilities in the colleges. While at the university, students should cherish the motto “We shall solve our problems through dialogue”, and UDOM expects the motto to continue inspiring the university community in the future.

Role in the project
UDOM is the leader of WP 7 - DISSEMINATION & RESULTS.
This WP aims at promoting the dissemination and exploitation of project’s activities, results and deliverables.
In particular, UDOM will be involved in these activities:

  • Elaboration of a Communication Plan in which will be defined the communication strategy, the related tools and the role of each partner;
  • Dissemination tools and communication activity that will be linked with the existing project web sites of the HEIs involved in the consortium. It will be constantly updated through the whole project life with the contribution of each partner.

SAHARA VENTURES - Official website

Our mission is to build a stable innovation, technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa through consultancy and investment. Our long-term vision is to become Africa’s largest consultancy and investment firm. We believe the best way to solve a problem and create impact is by building a business around it. Sahara Acceleretor is an impact accelerator supporting early-stage businesses, solving Africa’s biggest challenges to grow. We manage corporate-sponsored acceleration programs and accelerate post revenue businesses offering technical support and access to investors. We offer investment advisory and seed-stage investment fund for startups and SMEs in Africa.

Role in the project
Sahara Ventures will be involved in the activities of WP 5 - GREEN AND BUSINESS: SUPPORT TO EMPLOYABILITY, as key local actor in training and supporting micro and small entrepreneurs aiming at building a new young Africa's innovation and technology entrepreneurship ecosystem. It will provide your contribution on economic and business aspects in order to integrate the teaching package with the Specialization courses will be organized in the WP5. Sahara Ventures will also support the students in the elaboration of technical framework for the implementation of a successful platform. Information about the local market and the request of enterprises in term of contracts competences, will be included.


Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a faith-based private University owned by the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Uganda. UMU cknowledges the late Archbishop Kiwanuka as the Father of Catholic higher education in Uganda. When he first conceived the idea in the 1940’s, circumstances did not allow establishing a University at that time. However, this proposal was renewed during the 1980’s, and was endorsed by the Uganda Episcopal Conference in 1989. Uganda Martyrs University was officially launched in 1993 by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda. It received its civil Charter on 2nd April 2005. Uganda Martyrs University is located along the Equator at Nkozi, 80 km west of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Opened in October 1993 with 84 students and two academic departments, UMU currently has 7 Faculties, 1 Institute, 3 Schools, 3 Directorates; and about 5,000 students, of whom about 1,500 are full-time residents on campus. The remaining 2,500 and 1,000 participate in distance learning and part-time programmes respectively at the University campuses in Kabale, Kampala, Masaka, Mbale and Lira.

Role in the project
This WP focus on a key aspect of higher education: ensuring that students are well-equipped for postgraduate work. Employability is crucially important both for universities, in order to attract and retain high quality students and maintain a competitive advantage in the global market as a result, and for the students themselves.
In particular, UCU will be responsible for:

  • Encouraging the use of Innovation Technologies (IT), organising practical modules about digital approaches of go to market strategy.
  • Liaising local universities with employers and local business to create work experience opportunities for students.


Uganda Christian University (UCU) is an authentic Christian institution established by the Church of Uganda in 1997 in response to a call for quality university education with a Christian perspective.
Uganda Christian University replaced the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College which trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.
In 2004, UCU became the first private university to be chartered or accredited by the government of Uganda.
Located in Mukono, less than an hour’s drive from the capital city Kampala, Uganda Christian University is one of Uganda's leading teaching and research universities. UCU offers over 70 diploma, bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes which are designed to develop a cadre of professionals with integrity, power of critical inquiry, logical thought and independent judgment with a Christian perspective.

Role in the project
This WP aims at delivering courses within the target universities in Tanzania and Uganda to the selected students. In particular, UCU will be involved in the organization of EU Internship for the best students selected.

A SUD - Official website

A Sud is an independent Italian association born in 2003. It deals with environmental conflicts, those battles of defense and resistance that men and women, in Italy and around the world, carry out to defend the right to choose on the future of their territories. The association works to support these communities, offering them voice and space through our channels, together designing alternative models for managing cities, states and the planet; providing support and tools through independent research, design, training in schools, universities, territories and companies.

Role in the project
A SUD, an Italian no-profit civil society organization promoting environmental rights and climate justice, is involved in the DALILA project with the aim of raising awareness among students and, more in general, among the academic community on the importance to link academic curricula to the new environmental and climatic challenges faced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A SUD is involved in different working packages of DALILA. In Working Package 1 (WP1) A SUD directly supports the partner universities in the draft and organization of the Info Days on Climate change and Environmental protection in each beneficiary university. The informative days aim at raising awareness within the academic community on the challenges of climate change and the opportunity represented by renewable energy systems and the ecological transition of the economy. The info days aspire to disseminate information on the key themes of the new courses and to connect current and future students with the existing green labour market ecosystem in order to increase youth interest in green technologies and green job opportunities, motivating them to attend the new curricula. In WP2 A SUD assists the development of the new courses and the elaboration of didactic materials (definition of key themes, preparation collection and compilation of key working documents and bibliographic materials for the new syllabus).
A SUD supports the students in the design of the Sustainability Strategy at University level and in developing a National Atlas. Moreover, during the Specializing Internship in Europe, part of WP4, A SUD supports and organizes for the students visits to circular economy businesses and startups part of its network.

INOMA - Official website

INOMA is an engineering studio specialized in renewable energy projects and installations. With more than 10 years of experience in the sector, we offer our services for the design of renewable energy installations, and their legalization, to subsequently carry out the installation with our network of installers authorized by Inoma Renovables.
Our commitment to innovation means that we actively participate in R&D projects and university cooperation projects, the latter within European programs such as ERASMUS + and LIFE +. This activity keeps us in contact with a large number of universities around the world, always supporting the development of renewable energy as the basis for the implementation of the new energy model.

Role in the project
INOMA will be involved in the activities of WP 5 - GREEN AND BUSINESS: SUPPORT TO EMPLOYABILITY, as key local actor in training and supporting micro and small entrepreneurs aiming at building a new young Africa's innovation and technology entrepreneurship ecosystem. It will provide your contribution on economic and business aspects in order to integrate the teaching package with the Specialization courses will be organized in the WP5. It will be involved also in the organizations of Internship in Spain.