Netherlands, Groningen

Africa, China and Europe Intensive Programme in Development Studies

when 13 August 2018 - 25 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 350

The ACE Intensive Programme in Development Studies brings together students from Africa, China and Europe with a strong interest in development issues. ACE is an event to learn, interact, and gain field work experience. Our base is the community centre of a highly interesting local development initiative GEPAT in rural settings in Western Tanzania.

Organisation: Mzumbe University in Tanzania and University of Groningen. In collaboration with the Coimbra Group of European Universities.

Key themes of the course are:
- Village-level reforestation
- Local economic development alternatives
- Village life: family, community, culture
- Environment, natural resource management, and GIS applications
- Governance: local, NGO, national
- Population, health, migration
- Group-based fieldwork in selected villages

Course leader

Dr. P. Boele (RUG), prof. A. Kamuzora (Mzumbe U.)

Target group

This summer school is intended for third-year BA students and MA students.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

- Understand the main development challenges of a rural province in Tanzania
- Have a good view of development strategies for local / village-level development
- Understand mechanisms of deforestation and reforestation and the possible role of NGOs
- Analyse local economic development aspects of reforestation

Fee info

EUR 350: Fee includes accomodation, food and local transport)

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