Spring 2024 School of International & Public Affairs U9001 section 008

Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Develop

Capstone Workshop-Dev Practice

Call Number 14115
Day & Time
Location
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
501A International Affairs Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Maxine Weisgrau
Type WORKSHOP
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development Practice is one of most exciting opportunities within the EPD concentration, and is also open to a limited number of students in other concentrations. Officially, it is a spring-semester course for second-year master's degree students, but workshop activities begin in the fall semester through the course on Methods for Sustainable Development Practice. Through the workshop, students gain practical experience by engaging in on-going cutting-edge sustainable development efforts aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and often involving in-country work. Working in teams with a faculty supervisor, students assist a variety of clients on a wide array of assignments in sustainable development. Students take a multidisciplinary approach to their work and learn extensively from each other as well as from the hands-on tasks of the workshop itself. Another key strength of the workshop is that it allows students to explore the intersection of development concerns with human rights, corporate social responsibility, humanitarian affairs, gender, public health and environmental policy.  Reflecting the utility of workshop assignments, a number of workshop reports are available on client websites and have been published. Past clients have included UNDP, UNFPA, UNICE, UNIFEM and WFP; the World Bank and IDB; national and local governments; NGOs such as Catholic Relief Services, Endeavor, FilmAid International, International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, International Rescue Committee, Seva Mandir, Trickle Up, WaterAid, and Women's Refugee Commission; and development advisors such as DAI and Technoserve. The precise scope of the workshop project and outputs that the students will deliver are negotiated with each client.

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Department International and Public Affairs
Enrollment 6 students (10 max) as of 1:07PM Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Subject School of International & Public Affairs
Number U9001
Section 008
Division School of International and Public Affairs
Open To SIPA
Campus Morningside
Note Application Required
Section key 20241SIPA9001U008