The CDN is a network of post graduate education programs in cooperation and development whose aim is to train professionals on different issues about economics, cooperation and human development. The different programs involve international students coming from different academic and social backgrounds.
VISION AND AIM
Development is a multi-faced phenomenon. The CDN provides the participants with the opportunity to achieve the highest professional standards in interpreting and managing the complexities of the dynamics of the development processes. But how?
THEORY AND PRACTICE
The CDN training is focused on a multidisciplinary approach to development and combines academic disciplines such as economics, history and human studies.
Thanks to a long-term partnership development professionals from NGOs and International Organizations offer a wide range of theoretical and practical experiences of project management.
Field experience is an essential aspect in understanding development; a period of internship is thus considered a major component within the Program.
DOING THIS TOGETHER
Cooperation is not just about aid it is about sharing experiences. Within the CDN public and private institutions work together.
But the core value is the empowerment of people and capacity building of Developing Countries Institutions, thus promoting local ownership.
The treasure of CDN is the joint training and research activities among all the partners.
THE CDN AT A GLANCE …
More than 1.000 students obtained, since 1997, the Cooperation and Development Master Degree
Interdisciplinary approach characterizes the core common curriculum
Students mobility within the Network is strongly encouraged. Over the last 3 years, minimum 10% of the teaching staff is shared over the Masters
Global classrooms are given all throughout the Network
The CDN involves nowadays different worldwide institutions:
The University of Pavia
The University of Pavia is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Characterized by a multidisciplinary vocation and by the hospitality of its campus. It defines itself as a Research University, offering wide academic curriculum and an outstanding quality of research.
Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia – IUSS
Following an agreement between the italian Ministry of Higher Education and the University of Pavia in 1997 the IUSS, the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia was founded with the aim of introducing advanced programs following an interdisciplinary approach, at undergraduate and graduates levels.
CICOPS – Centre for International Cooperation and Development
Within the University of Pavia, the Centre for International Cooperation with Developing Countries – CICOPS has been established in 1987 to promote co-operation with Developing Countries and stimulate relations between the University of Pavia and the Universities of Developing Countries.
The Standing Consortium for Higher and Post Graduate Education in Cooperation and Development
Established in 2009 the Consortium promotes activities aiming at improving, at international level, the quality of higher and post graduate education in international cooperation and development.
Members of the Consortium are:
CISP-Development of peoples
The International Committee for the Development of Peoples, is a European Non-Governmental Organization formally established in 1983. CISP acts in the international cooperation field and in the fight against social exclusion. CISP carries out development, rehabilitation and humanitarian programmes as well as projects of applied research in about 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe. In all its activities, CISP works in close cooperation with the various local partners.
COOPI (International Cooperation) is a independent non-governmental organization, founded in Italy, committed to fighting against social injustice and poverty in the global South and to building a future that guarantees everyone adequate living conditions, equal opportunities and respect of their rights. Since 1965 COOPI has carried out more than 700 development projects and emergency interventions in 50 countries in co-operation with more than 50,000 local workers, this ensuring direct benefit to more than 60 million people.
VIS-Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
VIS (Volunteers for International Development) is a non-profit NGO (Non Governmental Organisation), which is committed to carry out several activities in the field of co-operation for development. VIS was legally founded in 1986 and is a non-religious organisation that stands independently beside the traditional commitment of the Salesians and of all those people who are inspired by the charisma of Don Bosco in their work of co-operation with the poor countries
University of Bethlehem (Palestine)
Bethlehem University of the Holy Land is a Catholic Christian co-educational institution of higher learning founded in 1973 in the Lasallian tradition whose mission includes also to provide quality higher education in the field of cooperation and development and to serve the Palestinian People in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing and use of knowledge.
Mid Western University, Birendranagar (Nepal)
Located in Birendranagar, in the very heart of the Mid-Western Region (MWR), the University has a special mission to promote the overall advancement of this region by providing the community with quality higher education and promoting a culture of teaching, scholarship and research. By catering to the higher education needs of the youth in the region, the University aims at serving as a means of development for the whole Mid-Western Development Region and bringing about a significant change on the education system of the largest geographical region of the country.
Kenyatta University, Nairobi (Kenya)
Kenyatta University is based in Nairobi and reached the University status in 1985. The University offers nowadays a number of different faculties and constituent colleges.