Sustainable Human Development and the Millennium Development Goals: How to Go From International Fra

Venue: Budapest

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Event Date/Time: Jul 02, 2007 End Date/Time: Jul 13, 2007
Registration Date: Feb 14, 2007
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This summer course will be a policy and practice-based course for approximately 20-25 civil servants, mid-level decision makers, and graduate students from Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The course will focus on the practical aspects of sustainable human development (SHD), dealing with both what to do to achieve SHD, and how to do it. Its aims are to provide participants with knowledge and skills to (1) customize the Millennium Development Goals to the target regions and (2) mainstream sustainable human development principles into central, regional and local level policy-making. The course will provide a platform for cross-policy and cross-national dialogue, transfer of practices and experience, and development of integrated responses to some of the most pressing problems of today - sustainable human development and poverty alleviation and its associated implications.

This is why in addition to participants from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, a limited number of interested participants from other regions will be included. In addition to developing expertise in the MDGs and their implementation, participants will engage in intensive discussions and debates on the cutting edge of issues in the area of human development, sustainability, and policy development. Topics and workshops will be taught and facilitated by experienced staff from the United Nations Development Programme and faculty from Central European University and other universities.