2018: Eclosio is created
Eclosio relies on the expertise and experiences developed during several decades by its two founding entities.
Aid for Development-Gembloux (ADG)
An NGO active in cooperation and development, ADG was created in 1986 on the initiative of the University Faculty of the Agronomic Sciences of Gembloux. ADG carried out many projects in so-called southern countries, to promote the food sovereignty of these populations. During the last few years, ADG also organized actions of Civic Education towards the academic community, the students studying agriculture and the population of Gembloux.
Some important dates of its history:
- 2017: ADG unites with Louvain Coopération, ULB Coopération and the FUCID (respectively NGO of the UCL, the ULB and the University of Namur) as part of a common program called UNI4Coop.
- 2016: ADG is recognized as the NGO of the University of Liège (ULiège – Gembloux Agro Bio Tech).
- 2015: new definition of the vision, mission and strategic plan of ADG in a prospect of defense of the economic, social, cultural and environmental rights, as well as civil and political rights.
- 2011: ADG starts its actions of Education for Development and is recognized as an organization of Permanent Education.
- 2009: recognition of ADG as “NGO Program” by the Belgian cooperation agency DGD.
- 2005: ADG is recognized as a partner of the Belgian Survival Fund (BSF)
- 2002: ADG starts a new program (2003–2007) which enables the launch of five projects in DRC, Guatemala, Cambodia, Venezuela, Peru and Senegal.
- 1997: ADG starts its first project in Peru, soon followed by the launch of the first project in Cambodia.
- 1987: ADG is recognized as a Development NGO by the Cooperation of Belgium. This enables the launch of the first project in Rwanda in 1988 and of some occasional actions for humanitarian emergencies.
UniverSud-Liège is a non-profit organization created in 1978 by teachers of the University of Liège motivated to highlight the academic expertise in development projects in least-developed countries. During more than thirty years, UniverSud-Liège implemented projects of development in southern countries in the fields of health, education, community development, access to water, and urban agriculture, as well as activities of information, awareness and mobilization of the academic community and the inhabitants of Liège.
A few important dates of its history:
- 2016: non-renewal of the NGO status. Suspension of the cooperation activities in the South and refocusing of its actions in the sector of education for Global Citizenship Education at ULg’s university and in the region of Liège.
- 2013: Closure of Goma’s office, consolidation of actions in Butembo and refocusing on activities in WATSAN sector through the installation of a drinkable water supply system and the set-up of an operation and management committee to ensure the sustainability of the project.
- 2009: Following armed conflicts in the North Kivu region (DRC), coordination of two emergency projects supporting the blood transfusion system of the city of Goma and of the southwestern region of the North Kivu province.
- 2007: ACDLg changes names and becomes UniverSud-Liège. Creation of UniverSud-Goma in RDC to carry out health-oriented development projects.
- 2004: Implementation of a five-year program financed by the Belgian Cooperation which allows the creation of two projects in RDC: the first one related to urban farming and sustainable management of resources, the second one concerning protection against mother-to-child transmission of HIV. On Liège’s University Campus, the NGO initiates and develops awareness actions in education for development.
- 2001: UniverSud-Liège (previously ACDST then ACDLg) extends its cooperation actions in RDC.
- 1997: recognition of the non-profit organization as a “development NGO” by the Belgian Cooperation.