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online course, Disarmament for Development starts Ap 17

ON-LINE COURSE: DISARMAMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT

The International Peace Bureau (IPB) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) are pleased to announce that the on-line course on Disarmament for Development will start on April 17, coinciding with the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS).

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION UNTIL APRIL 17!

Introduction
IPB and UOC's Disarmament for Development program focuses on a set of issues often overlooked by those working on poverty or peacemaking. This course offers an introduction both to the issues and to ways of campaigning. It is organized by IPB (secgen(a)ipb.org) and the Open University of Catalonia.

Objectives

The Disarmament for Development program is intended to enable students:

-To gain theoretical perspectives on a multi-disciplinary topic of considerable scope.
-To access information and knowledge relevant to the theme and to the politics and economics surrounding the military choices that impact development.

-To acquire skills of analysis and practical planning of actions to impact decision makers.

-To develop techniques and strategies for building campaigns, projects and interventions in the political arena.

-To learn ways to inspire, to lead and to facilitate the participation of others in programs in this field.

-To develop new ways to communicate with a variety of interlocutors: governments, civil society actors, academics, media, the general public.

Contents
- Disarmament for development
- Military spending
- Military tools
- Military bases
- Developing campaigns

These contents are based on:
• Books and other materials on this topic published or collected by the IPB.
• The experience of IPB and its members/partners in this field since 2005.

General
Language: English
Credits: 6 credits (150 h)
Course details and enrollment form at: http://www.uoc.edu/portal/english/campus_pau/formacio/ong/list.html
Cost including Registration and Enrollment fees: €300
Course Coordinator: Prof. Alicia Cabezudo, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina and IPB Vice-President

For more information or assistance write to: secretariacp(a)uoc.edu

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

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