This fall, with support from MacArthur, nine universities worldwide are welcoming the first students for new Master’s in Development Practice degree programs. MDP programs offer interdisciplinary training based on the curriculum recommended by the Foundation-supported International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice, including the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences and management. Students also participate in summer field training programs. Columbia University, home to the flagship program, has already expanded its program to accommodate a 45 percent increase in enrollment since the first class in 2009. Columbia students recently met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon while completing field training at a Millennium Village in Mwandama, Malawi.
January 25, 2017 - From The Field
A two-week course at the University of California Berkeley by the Conservation Strategy Fund will focus on how to use economics to be more strategic and successful in conservation work, and transform how environmental issues are ... Read More
November 30, 2016 - From The Field
The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative is holding the second in a series of competitions to fund virtual exchanges to improve understanding, respect, and dialogue across cultures, and equip young people with the skills they need to ... Read More
November 9, 2016 - Press Release
The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education issued its fourth call for proposals seeking innovative solutions to address critical issues that impair secondary education learning in marginalized populations. Read More