ICT4D – Concepts, Strategies and Good Practices (04.04.–08.04.2022)

Information 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 microentrepreneurs, 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 …

Mediation Process Design: Supporting Dialogue and Negotiation (28.03.–01.04.2022)

With development cooperation increasingly active in fragile con-​texts, practitioners are exposed to conflicts and mediation efforts in the areas where they work. To understand the dynamics and ways for development cooperation actors to improve collaboration with local and international third parties designing and guiding negotiation and mediation processes, practitioners need a better understanding of how …

Evaluation of Projects and Programmes (21.03.–25.03.2022)

The course enables participants to plan, accompany and appraise evaluation processes effectively and efficiently. It deals with different types of evaluations within the framework of development cooperation. Participants acquire the knowledge and skills to appropriately apply various methods for analyzing processes and results of development projects and programmes. The use of evaluation results in the …

Towards Food and Nutrition Security (14.03.–18.03.2022)

Ensuring food security and healthy nutrition for a growing population whilst respecting the earth’s planetary boundaries and coping with disasters such as COVID-​19 is an urgent and complex challenge. Yet even before the pandemic, chronic hunger and food-​related ill-​health was trending upward. How can we explain the paradox of people going hungry in a world …

Fragile Contexts – the Nexus between Humanitarian Aid, Peace and Development (28.02.–04.03.2022)

Turbulence, uncertainty, novelty and ambiguity have become key features in many countries where international cooperation is engaged, often alongside actors from humanitarian aid, mediation and security. To cope with constant change, successful strategies and programmes need to enhance agility and collaboration in planning, monitoring and steering, and to strengthen adaptive management and decision processes. Combining …