Het Universitair Centrum voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking (UCOS) is a recognized NGO for development education that has been active for 20 years. Its target audience consists of Dutch speaking students, more specifically from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the University Association of Brussels (UAB). UCOS focuses on vision development in relation to sustainable and equitable development. The organisation offers accompanied familiariazation journeys and cultural exchange projects.

EDS & Usahidizi

Etoile du Sud en Usahidizi are two organizations under one roof in the Belle Air neighbourhood of Lubumbashi. They share a common theme: social- and health rights. Water and waste management are the topics of direct actions conducted by members in five popular neighbourhoods of Lubumbashi. Etoile du Sud  has a main seat in Kinashasa and an antenna in Lubumbashi where Usahidizi provides young blood and volunteer work. The neighbourhood health committees of EDS involve the local population with sensibilisation campagnes that can save lives.


The arts centre Picha lies on the edge of the centre of Lubumbashi, the capital of the province of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a meeting place for a diverse band of artists. Picha accompanies these artists in the implementation of projects but is known mainly as the organizer of the Biennale of Photography in Lubumbashi since 02009.


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