Environmental science, Human development, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development

In cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) This course is generously supported by a grant from INTAS for participants from NIS countries.

Course date

3 July - 14 July, 2006
Application deadline:
15 February, 2006
Course Director(s): 

Alexios Antypas

Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Lisa Cartwright

University of California, San Diego, Communication, San Diego, United States of America

Jacek Cukrowski

UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria

Dafina Gercheva

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Centre, Slovakia

Andrey Ivanov

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Michal Sedlacko

Ministry of Education, Bratislava, Slovakia

Daniel Skobla

UNDP Bratislava Regional Center, UNDP, Country Support Team , Bratislava, Slovakia

Stephen Stec

Center for Environment and Security, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary/EyeOnEarth Access for All Special Initiative

Tamara Steger

Centre for Environmental Policy and Law, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

This summer course will be a policy and practice-based course for approximately 15-20 civil servants/decision makers as well as graduate students from Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, as well as interested graduate students from other regions. The aims of the course are to customize the Millennium Development goals to the target regions and develop policy proposals for realizing them. 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. 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.