Theory of International Development & Aid II

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the theory and structure of development assistance, policies and aid projects, including ODA, NGO/NPO to address global and local issues.

  1. Students will deepen their understanding of the actors of development (UN agencies, governmental organisations, NGOs/NPOs, civil society, etc.) that address global and local (glocal) issues such as poverty, inequality and injustice, as well as their activities and the social issues behind them.
  2. Students will also be able to consider what they can do to help. They will deepen their understanding of the realities of development and aid by planning a service project in a workshop. They will research specifically career paths to international organisations and private aid organisations and volunteer/internship opportunities, consider taking part and think about what they can do for themselves.
  3. A guest speaker from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs will talk about the JPO programme for those interested in a career at the UN, and the President of the NPO DxP will talk about their programme to tackle youth isolation in Japan.
  4. Through active learning, such as discussions and presentations, students will improve their speaking and presentation skills, which are essential in this global society.