Sustainable development is one of the great challenges of our time. The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis that we encounter today is a blunt reminder of the need for co-operation across borders, sectors, and generations. More than ever before, international assistance is needed to deal with the pandemic and its economic and social impact.
This course explores development co-operation and sustainable development as important dimensions of international relations, particularly relations between developing and developed countries. Diplomatic training courses rarely include an introduction to and training in international development co-operation, including humanitarian aid, thus hampering diplomats’ ability to successfully negotiate development-related issues. The course looks at various types of development co-operation at national, regional, and global levels from the perspectives of both provider and partner countries. It explores how the sustainable development goals (SDGs) were adopted and what changes are needed to achieve them. Theory and analysis are supported with examples and illustrations from the professional experience of the course authors.
|Open for applications:||Yes|
|Application deadline:||Certificate: 25 September 2020|
|Start date:||5 October 2020|
|Fees:||Certificate: €690; Credit: €850; Scholarships available|
|Course code:||IRL 5021|
|Mode(s) of study:||Certificate - Credit - Master/PGD|