Involve consultancy project
The EFR Involve consultancy project distinguishes itself from the other EFR’s initiatives by its social and research focused approach. In the programme, twenty students apply their academic knowledge to practice and make a sustainable impact on communities that need it the most. This is done in partnership with an NGO or social enterprise that will guide and assist you in setting up the research. This project consists of three months of desk research (April-June), three weeks of field research abroad (July/August) and a final presentation for the partner (September). The previous editions have taken place all around the world: Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Indonesia, Nepal and Peru. Each year, the project develops even further and its success continues to grow. Last year, the EFR Involve consultancy project partnered with African Parks by identifying high-potential projects that are beneficial for the local communities and environment in Malawi, focusing on the Majete National Park. The field trip will take place this summer. For this year's Involve project, take a look at our calendar. For more information and to sign up, click here.
The Involve consultancy committee's mission has always been to focus on providing sustainable help to underprivileged populations. This goal was already reflected in the primary research question of the first involve project, back in 2012: "Can we set up a long lasting initiative that provides people at ‘the Bottom of the Pyramid' with clean drinking water?". A feasibility study was then performed on a Dutch NGO to determine whether pursuing projects providing clean potable water in Cameroon was realistic. The following year, the Involve consultancy committee sought to increase the scope of the project by becoming engaged in additional sustainability projects and performing research on clean water supply in Ghana. The team put a greater focus on the financial sustainability of the projects in new markets. In 2017, the team looked into the optimal product basket of Healthy Entrepreneurs, a social enterprise that distributes healthcare products, and undertook field research in Uganda.
Find below the final research reports of the previous years:
Are you an NGO or social start-up and interested in finding out more about what we can do for you? Contact now our Involve consultancy committee via firstname.lastname@example.org.