November 22-27, 2020Amsterdam, The Netherlands
What are you looking for?
- Making the world a better and a more equal place for everyone
- Address social injustice around the world and come up with sustainable solutions to ease it
- Developing your skills in teamwork
What do we offer?
Are you passionate about making the world a better and a more equal place for everyone? Do you want to address social injustice around the world and come up with sustainable solutions to ease it?
This course aims to give you a solid ground in the aspects of international development, it’s designed for those who are working in development-related organisations and NGOs, it will provide you with the key skills needed to analyse international problems probably and come out with sustainable solutions that make an actual change not just a temporary solution, and will open the door for you for multiple advanced training to specialise in an aspect of international development.
During this course, we will try to tackle problems related to poverty, education, sexism, inequality, politics, globalisation and capitalism. We will critically evaluate different perspectives and the offered solutions and their pros and cons to these problems and to development in general. We will map out the historical aspect of development and analyse it to understand how disciplinary perspectives shape development, which will develop your skills in teamwork, research and analysis.
The International Development program is designed for future professionals who are interested in creating innovative solutions to tackle development challenges around the world. The program helps to understand the work of international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) as well as Agencies of the United Nations.
We will focus on the following topics:
What is International Development - Introduction to the concept of International Development, its roots, and history. We will discuss its framework and the skills necessary to analyse effectively different perspectives on international development and cooperation.
Development Fundamentals - You will be provided with critical overview of the main aspects of development theory and paradigms, development as historical change and development institutions as well as understanding of how different disciplinary perspectives shape international development theory and practice and its analysis in a globalised world.
Development Research - Learn more about the key areas of international development research, related policy choices and strategies. Review a selection of methods used in international development research.
Political Economy - Understanding of political economy, both mainstream and critical perspectives. Discover the impact of economic globalisation, international trade, and the emerging role of civil society and international investment in development.
Poverty - Explore the different conceptualisations and characteristics of poverty. How societies overcome poverty to create healthy, wealthy and sustainable societies - and why some persistently fail to achieve this.
Gender Inequality - Gender equality matters to every dimension of International Development. Having a rich understanding in current gender issues, contemporary gender theory, and making connections to gender equality activists locally and abroad is much needed for any career path.
Politics and Development - Discover many ways that politics is critical to the success of development. Examine the 'lived' or 'real' politics in developing countries and the dynamics underpinning change.
The fee for the course is €650. The fee includes:
- The course (including all costs of the materials)
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee-breaks)
The tickets to and from the Netherlands are not included in the price.