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DPMI 8560


Meeting dates: May 6, 2019 - May 16, 2019

SPR: DPMI: Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Kenya

Credit: course can be taken for no credit or for 4 units on a Pass/Fail basis. A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all assignments.

Instructor of record: Beryl Levinger with Matt Reeves and Munir Ahmad (Aga Khan Foundation Global Leads for Civil Society and Innovation, respectively)

Taught in and near Mombasa, Kenya, this course will focus on the use of tools and frameworks that represent “embedded theory.” Students will master tools through work with client organizations supported by the Aga Khan Foundation. Tools to be introduced are widely used by bilateral and multinational organizations including USAID, the World Bank, and UNDP. Note: While there may be some modest content overlap with current DPMI offerings, the examples and projects will all be Kenya-specific, fieldwork-rich and focused on strengthening civil society organizations to meet pressing development challenges. Students who wish to pursue summer internships in East Africa will be assisted in locating appropriate assignments (without guarantee of placement) during the course.

Students who enroll will be eligible to participate in DPMI8650A (DPMI+). Students who have already completed DPMI 8698 A and/or 8698 B are also eligible to enroll. For students who have previously participated in a DPMI session, this program will allow them to hone their skills further with more elaborate, field-based assignments.

Intl Policy & Management
Intl Policy & Management
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