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The SideCAP Project is a European Union (EU) funded project as part of its ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK). SideCAP stands for Staff Improvement in Distance Education for Carribbean, African and Pacific universities. There are 5 institutions involved in this project namely the Open University, UK (OU), University of the Highlands and Islands Millennium Institute (UHI), Scotland, University of Mauritius (UM), University of the West Indies (UWI) and The University of the South Pacific (USP).
The project activities include workshops, reports, course materials, quality assurance documents and an interactive network. Project meetings are being held in all partner countries beginning with a kick-off meeting in Milton Keynes, UK, on 12 May 2008. The project has been running for a duration of 32 months concluding with a final dissemination event to be hosted by the University of the South Pacific.