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MAS in Development and Cooperation Information
The lectures and advanced training courses of NADEL are accessible only for students of the CAS and MAS in Development and Cooperation and for qualified employees with at least two years experience in development cooperation. PhD-students doing empirical research in development cooperation may be admitted "sur Dossier".
Advanced Training Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
865-0000-01LPlanning and Monitoring of Projects Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS
O2 credits3GR. Batliner, F. Brugger
AbstractThe module deals in-depth different with approaches to results-based planning and steering of development projects. We encourage the participants to reflect upon the flexible use of the available instruments for project planning and monitoring in fragile contexts. Their use use enables project managers to adapt and steer the project implementation in a transparent and reproducible manner.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to describe the project planning process using the correct technical terminology, to make a comprehensive description of the initial situation and when needed to initiate the elaboration of different development scenarios, as well as to apply adaptive management in project implementation.
Content- Methods for analyzing the initial situation
- Elaboration of development scenarios
- Causation, result chains, theory of change
- Monitoring, indicators and project steering
- Result measurement, evidence and learning
- Outcome Mapping as partner-centred approach to PCM
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfill requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL.
865-0002-00LMigration: A Challenge for Development Cooperation
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W1.6 credits2GM.‑L. Müller
AbstractAn estimated 250 million people are currently living outside countries of origin - voluntarily as migrants or involuntarily as refugees. The course explores the role that international cooperation can play in promoting the positive aspects of migration and rin educing the negative consequences.
ObjectiveInternational organisations and their activities in the area of migration; the concept of "migration and development"; clarification of terms such as "migrants", "refugees", "IDPs (internally displaced people); the importance of the diaspora for the countries of origin as well as for the recipient countries
ContentToday's migration movements are initiated in the countries of origin through different causes, whether political, social, economic, or natural. Although the concept of migration is negatively connoted for many people, international migration has a positive impact on both the countries of origin and the recipient countries. In addition to the transfer of goods and capital, it can also be understood as part of the increasing globalization process.
865-0037-00LM4P – Making Markets Work for the Poor
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W2 credits3GK. Harttgen
AbstractThe course conveys basic knowledge about the M4P-project approach in development cooperation (Making Markets Work for the Poor). Important elements are: strategic framework of the M4P-concept; understanding systems and system change; sustainability and facilitation of system change; measurement and management of private sector promotion in development assistance.
ObjectiveThe course conveys basic knowledge about the M4P-project approach in development cooperation (Making Markets Work for the Poor). Important elements are: strategic framework of the M4P-concept; understanding systems and system change; sustainability and facilitation of system change; measurement and management of private sector promotion in development assistance.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfil requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL.
865-0000-07LClimate Change and Development
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".
MACIS students register through the NADEL administration office.

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W2 credits3GL. B. Nilsen
AbstractChanging climate has an impact on all regions of the world, but poor people in developing countries are most severely affected. The course provides the participants with a better understanding of climate change processes and of the development pathways required to meet global and national goals. Topics are analysed across sectors and continents - through presentations, discussions and group work.
ObjectiveOn successful completion of the course students will be able:
- to understand the relationships between climate change and development, in particular the major impacts of climate change on development and the opportunities for adaptation and mitigation,
- to discuss the impacts and effectiveness of different policy responses to climate change, in developing countries,
- to be able to design a climate-smart development project.
ContentClimate change and sustainable development
Implications of climate change for developing countries
International and national policy responses and challenges of climate change negotiations
Mitigation and adaptation in resource-poor and vulnerable settings
Climate financing
Trade-offs between mitigation, adaptation and development goals
Climate smart development projects
865-0065-00LVET between Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W2 credits3GR. Batliner, F. Kehl, M. Maurer
AbstractThe course aims at strengthening the capacity in portfolio management for VET, skills development and active labor market policies. It deals with basic issues and challenges of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Developing Countries. In view of the many of school leavers VET has to place itself between the contradicting intensions of quality education and short-term training interventions.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to
- Assess project proposals and ongoing project regarding their relevance and suitability in the specific country context
- Explain strengths and weaknesses of the opposing approaches "dual apprenticeship" and "competency based training" as well as synergies and incompatibilities between the two
- Describe the competent use of tools currently applied in VET
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfil requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL. Electronic registration may be done only after registration with NADEL secretariate.
865-0042-00LFinancial Management and Profitability of Development Projects
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W2 credits3GI. Günther, M. Störmer
AbstractThe course conveys basic knowledge of methods and instruments for the financial management and the economic analysis of development projects. Case studies and exercises are used to make students familiar with methods and instruments of financial management.
ObjectiveThe course conveys basic knowledge of methods and instruments for the financial management and the economic analysis of development projects. Case studies and exercises are used to make students familiar with methods and instruments of financial management.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfill requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL.
865-0000-02LCapacity Development in International Cooperation: From Personal to Organisational Learning
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W2 credits3GR. Batliner, L. B. Nilsen
AbstractThe course offers an introduction to capacity development as learning of persons, groups and organisations, and provides an overview of concepts, methods and instruments used in international cooperation.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to
- Explain basic concepts of Capacity Development used in International Development
- Select and apply core instruments according to specific situation in order to stimulate and facilitate learning of individuals, groups and organisations
- Reflect and exchange the experience made in the individual practical application of a specific instrument (application phase)
865-0066-01LMediation Process Design: Supporting Dialog and Negotiation
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".
MACIS students register through the NADEL administration office.

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W2 credits3GF. Brugger, S. J. A. Mason
AbstractThe aim of this course is to gain a basic understanding of dialog, negotiation and mediation process design: what are different principles, approaches and questions related to process design that development cooperation practitioners need to be aware of?
Objective- Understand the basic principles of dialog, negotiation and mediation processes and how these methods can be situated in the broader field of development, in fragile contexts, and peace-building.

- Gain insight into different design approaches

- Practice basic skills of dialogue facilitation and mediation.

- Explore ways for improving collaboration with local and international third parties designing and guiding negotiation and mediation processes.
865-0066-03LDisaster Risk Reduction: Assessing Risks and Enhancing Resilience
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".
Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W2 credits3GD. Molnar, F. Brugger
AbstractTackling disaster risks that arise from natural hazards is a pressing global challenge. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a systematic approach to identifying and assessing the hazards that trigger disasters, with the aim of reducing vulnerabilities. The course introduces the risk landscape countries face, presents concepts and instructive case studies, and uses CEDRIG as a tool for DRR.
ObjectiveTackling disaster risks that arise from climate variability, climate change, environmental degradation and natural hazards is widely perceived as one of the greatest current global challenges. Developing countries are particularly vulnerable to disaster risks due to their high dependence on natural resources and their limited coping capacity. The numbers and severity of disasters are on the rise, posing an increasing challenge to sustainable development, and seriously undermining core development priorities such as poverty alleviation.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a systematic approach to identifying, assessing and reducing the impact natural disasters might have on projects, programs and strategies. It provides a framework to address the hazards that trigger disasters and aims to reduce socio-economic vulnerabilities.
The course will introduce the risk landscape developing countries are facing, present background knowledge on DRR concepts and terminology, and use instructive case studies on integrated DRR projects. Participants will learn to systematically assess risks, vulnerabilities, and how to enhance resilience in communities by applying tools such as the Climate, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Integration Guidance (CEDRIG).
ContentKey Topics
• Risks associated with natural hazards, environmental degradation, and climate change
• Vulnerabilities facing societies as a result of disasters and climate change
• Approaches used in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
• Incorporating resilience into development projects and programs
• Practical examples of integrated approaches to DRR in development cooperation
• Tools and methodologies to integrate DRR into projects or programs
865-0066-04LICT4D – Concepts, Strategies and Good Practices
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".
Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W1.6 credits2GF. Brugger
AbstractInformation and communication technologies (ICTs) represent the deepest technical change experienced in international development. Digital development strategies need to be broader than ICT strategies. This course assesses the role of ICTs in development, discusses the existing evidence on the impact of ICT on development, and introduces key concepts and methods for ICT4D practice and strategy.
ObjectiveInformation and communication technologies (ICTs) represent the fastest and deepest technical change experienced in international development. By now, they affect every development sector – the work of farmers and micro-entrepreneurs, healthcare workers and microfinance institutions, social mobilization and political change. Yet, the ‘digital dividends’ are unevenly distributed and questions of ‘data justice’ in development are largely unexplored. To close the gap, just greater digital adoption will not be enough. Digital development strategies need to be broader than ICT strategies. This course helps to understand the role of ICTs in development, discusses the existing evidence on the impact of ICT on development, and introduces key concepts and methods for ICT4D practice and strategy.
Content• ICTs and development: the conceptual links
• The impact of ICT on development: evidence from research
• Digital revolution and its analog foundations
• Concepts, strategies and components needed for ICT4D to work
• ICT4D and project cycle management
• Good practice in implementing ICT4D
• Emerging technologies and models relevant for ICT-enabled development
865-0000-03LTopical Issues of Development Cooperation
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W1.2 credits2GK. Harttgen, I. Günther
AbstractThe training course provides an introduction into strategic schools of thought that are important in current theoretical discussions and policies of development cooperation.
ObjectiveThe training course provides an introductio into strategic schools of thought that are important in current theoretical discussions and policies of development cooperation.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfil requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL. Electronic registration may be done only after registration with NADEL secretariate.
865-0056-00LPeace Promotion
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
W1.6 credits2GF. Brugger
AbstractThe course offers an introduction to the subject and contributes to a better understanding of the current debate and policy practices. Participants get an overview of concepts, methodological approaches as well as operational experiences and challenges of the actors in this complex area.
ObjectiveThe course offers an introduction to the subject and contributes to a better understanding of the current debate and policy practices.
865-0038-00LModeration Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS in Development and Cooperation students.
W2 credits3GR. Batliner, L. B. Nilsen
AbstractComplex linkages of development processes, difficult decisions, and multifaceted operational and social tasks can successfully be accomplished if teams of collaborators cooperate efficiently and with a clear goal orientation. This course conveys knowledge and abilities to design and lead well-focused and efficient workshops and negotiations to secure sustainable solutions.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to
- plan and facilitate meetings and learning events
- define roles and assign tasks
- in front of groups, use language and body language in a congruent way
- visualise concepts and message
Policy Essay
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
865-0900-00LPolicy Essay Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS in Development and Cooperation.
O6 credits13DSupervisors
Abstract
Objective- Recognize policy issues relevant to development in the own working context
- Identify the peculiarity and implications of a development policy issue for different stakeholder groups
- Work on a question from a scientific perspective
- Develop policy options for addressing an identified issue
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