Environmental science, Human development, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development

UNDP logoIn partnership with the United Nations Development Programme

Course date

15 February - 20 May, 2013
Application deadline:
28 February, 2013
The application process is closed.
Course Director(s): 

Alexios Antypas

Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Andrey Ivanov

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia
Course Faculty: 

Ioannis N. Dimitrakopoulos

Equality and Citizens' Rights Department, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna, Austria

Elena Danilova-Cross

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Dan Dionisie

Consumer Markets Unit, DG Health and Consumers (SANCO), European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Jaroslav Kling

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Michaela Lednova

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Koh Miyaoi

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Ruben Mnatsakanian

Department of Environmental Sciences and Policies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Mihail Peleah

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Laszlo Pinter

Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Stephan Schmitt-Degenhardt

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Ben Slay

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Daniela Stoycheva

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia
Course Coordinator: 

Elena Danilova-Cross

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Mihail Peleah

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

The course is a continuation of the similar endeavor conducted in 2006-2012. It generally maintained its initial structure addressing major areas of sustainable human development from both academic and policy angle. The experience so far suggests that this combination of theoretical exposure and practical experience makes it unique and interesting for participants not just from Europe and CIS but also beyond the region.

In 2013 the main purpose of the course was to equip participants with a deep understanding of sustainable human development, MDGs and their policy relevance in respective countries in a creative, out-of-the-box manner. An important objective of the course was to expose its participants to different development paradigms, help understand the rationale behind them and understand their relevance in specific development contexts.

The course was conducted on-line in March-April 2013. It aimed to familiarize the participants with the main theoretical approaches in the area of sustainable human development. Its major objective was to provide the participants with basic information and knowledge of sustainable human development.
 
The course was structured by thematic areas moderated by individual Lead Lecturers. Each thematic area had  its electronic library, forum and blog as a vehicle for exchange of views and discussions among the participants. The Lead Lecturers moderated the on-line forums and assessed the quality of individual participants’ contributions. 
 
Participants are awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the disctance learning course.