Italian Collaboration Programme for Training and Capacity Building

  • Lorenzo MaffioliEmail author
  • Paola Esena
  • Emanuela Colombo
Part of the Research for Development book series (REDE)


Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, through the Academic Social Responsibility Programme called Polisocial developed in cooperation with Politecnico di Milano, has been called to assist the enhancement of capacity building aspect as a part of the overall programme focused on the Italian Collaboration Programme for Training and Capacity Building.

The production of the final report, related to the capacity building programme that could be promoted between the Politecnico di Milano and the Bahauddin Zakariya University, underlines the empowerment that the programme will generate.

During the Pakistani Mission, made by Lorenzo Maffioli, Project Manager Polisocial Programme, in February 2012, the several meetings made, gave the impression of the potential by creating a strong network between the different stakeholders.

During the mission, many meetings were organized with the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, its Cluster Development Centre for Light Engineering, the Punjab Small Industries Corporation and the principal departments of the BZU University. During the discussion with them, the opportunity to create a model to foster the local excellence and upgrading the youth’s capability were recognised. Those results may be achieved by twinning the education of the University, upgraded with the support of Politecnico di Milano, to the experience of the opportunities created with the engagement of the Chamber of Commerce and his network.

The concept of the approach will be described briefly through the different actions proposed to the Pakistani Boarder of Evaluators after an intense survey made within the departments of the BZU University by submitting questionnaires to the professor, the students and the academic staffs.


Technology Transfer Capacity Building Academic Staff Summer School External Stakeholder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenzo Maffioli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paola Esena
    • 1
  • Emanuela Colombo
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondazione Politecnico di Milano-PolisocialMilanItaly
  2. 2.UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development, Department of EnergyPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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