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Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP) - Intake 2016
Start time: 15/08/2016

Introduction
The Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP) is a continuation of the previous programs which include the Executive Diploma in Development Studies - DFD (2003-2006) and the International Executive Master in Development Studies - IMAS (2006-2012).

Since 2003 supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Canton of Geneva and other institutions, the program has trained more than 300 development professionals coming mainly from Asia, Africa, Latin America but also from Switzerland and other 'Northern' countries.

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Opening ceremony of the 4th Intake of DPP in Hanoi (July, 2015)

The DPP program seeks to contribute to sustainable and effective development actions those are equitable and respectful of cultural and social diversity. It aims at strengthening public, associative and private institutions active in local and regional development, by reinforcing the competencies of their staff.
The training has two key objectives: strengthening of analysis and leadership skills, and realization of an applied study in the professional environment. This study represents an important operational asset for the participant's institution.

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Field visit in Tan Dan Commune, Khoai Chau District, Hung Yen Province

KEY PROGRAM FEATURES

• Designed for working professionals: 2 full-time months and 4 part-time months at place of work
• Multilingual and held in several regions of the world (Burina Faso, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Peru, Switzerland and Vietnam)
• Strengthening of analysis and leadership skills; completion of a job-related professional thesis
• Geographic diversity of participants and lecturers: curriculum tailored for regional practice
• Interaction between regions/continents and extension of professional networks
• INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
• Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam (AIT-VN), Hanoi, Vietnam
• University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Accra, Ghana
• KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
• Yam Pukri, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in collaboration with the Institut supérieur de technologies appliquées (ISTA), Bamako, Mali
• Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo (desco), in collaboration with the Instituto de Democracia y Derechos Humanos de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (IDEHPUCP), Lima, Peru

ADMISSIONS

The DPP programme is aimed at professionals coming mainly from Africa, Latin America, Central and Southeast Asia. Nevertheless, it is also open to Swiss and other 'Northern' countries candidates working in international cooperation, whether they are based in the field or at the headquarters of their organisation.

 Conditions

• Professionals who currently hold or aspire to key positions in a development or international cooperation role, in public or private-sector, NGOs or civil society associations
• University degree (minimum 3 years) and several years of professional experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience)
• Support of the candidate's organisation
• Proficiency either in English, French or Spanish
• Optimal age: between 30 and 45 years

Documents for application file

• Online application form
• Form to be completed by your organisation and to be sent with a cover letter (on headed paper)
• Copies of your academic degrees
If you want to indroduce a request in order to limit your financial contribution to CHF 2'000:
• a 'letter of honour' describing your personal situation
• your organisation should confirm that it doesn't contribute to the cost of your training (in the same above mentioned letter)

Complete the online application form
Download the form for your organisation

 Admission process

Admissions are approved by a committee including all partner institutions. In addition to the quality of the application files, the committee's decisions are also guided by a necessity to ensure balance based on regional origin, gender, educational and professional background, and proposed professional thesis topic. There is no automatic right of admission either on the basis of professional experience or educational background.
The Admission Committee will be gathering in April 2016 and candidates will be informed about their admission / non admission at the end of the same month.

 Deadline

Applications will be open until 15 March 2016 and the programme will start in August 2016. Complete application files must reach us by electronic email to dpp@graduateinstitute.ch.

FEES & FINANCING

Required contribution: between CHF 3'500 and CHF 25'000
• Actual cost of the programme: CHF 25'000 (including tuition, travel and accommodation)
The DPP programme is benefiting from significant subsidies granted by the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), the Canton of Geneva, the Avina Stiftung foundation and other institutions. These subsidies are allocated to the candidates according to their country of origin, which classification takes into account the priority countries of Swiss cooperation and the Human Development Index (HDI).

PRIORITY CONTRIES

If you are coming from a priority country, your financial contribution will be limited to CHF 3'500 + some logistic fees listed below*. This contribution also applies for your organisation or any third party who might be choosing to sponsor your participation to the programme.
If the CHF 3'500 remain too high and constitute a real obstacle for submitting your application, you have the possibility to submit a request in order to limit your financial contribution to CHF 2'000. This request must include:
• a 'statement of honour' describing your personal situation
• a statement of your organisation confirming that it doesn't contribute to the cost of your training
Applicants coming from the host countries for Module 1 (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Peru, Vietnam) are not entitled to introduce such a request.
Only requests that are part of complete application files will be studied. The grant of such a reduction is very restrictive and subject to thorough review.

Opportunities for other countries

If you are coming from a country that is not on the above list, you may still be eligible for cost reduction and your financial contribution will be fixed according to the Human Development Index (HDI):


• CHF 12'500* for candidates coming from a country with a low-to-medium HDI
• CHF 17'500* for candidates coming from a country with a high HDI
• CHF 25'000* for candidates coming from a very high HDI

For further information, please contact Stéphanie Roy Michael

Logistic Fees 

The programme is organising and covering the following services:

Module 1: accommodation, meals, local transportation

Module 3: accommodation, meals, round trip to Geneva, local transportation, health/accident insurance
    You are required to organised and take at your expenses:

    + the round trip to attend Module 1 in Accra/Almaty/Hanoi/Lima/Ouagadougou
    + the logistic fees incurring during Module 2

    Payment

    Once admitted to the programme, you will receive an invoice. Payment has to be made by bank transfer to:

    Bank name: CREDIT SUISSE SA, Rue de Lausanne 17-19, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland
    Beneficiary: Fondation pour l'étude des relations internationales et du développement
    Account number: 0251-254300-11-168
    IBAN: CH26 0483 5025 4300 1116 8
    BIC/SWIFT: CRESCHZZ80A
    REF: Executive Master DPP 3249

    Please note that payments can only be received in Swiss Francs.
    Your enrolment to the programme will be confirmed after receipt of your payment. Failure to pay the full amount of your invoice will lead to exclusion from the programme.

    Withdrawal

    If you withdraw from the programme, please note that no refund will be done for your contribution and any logistic expenses incurred at the moment of the withdrawal.

    Candidates resident in Geneva

    If you are a Geneva resident or tax payer, you may be entitled to a training allowance for continuing education (CAF) of CHF 750.--. For further information and application process, please visit the State of Geneva website - looking for reference course n° 2713 - before the beginning of the course (no funds are granted once the programme has started).


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    Module 1

    Module 1 has a duration of 5 full-time weeks. It takes place simultaneously in Ouagadougou (for French-speaking African participants), in Accra (for English-speaking African participants), in Lima (for Latin American participants), in Hanoi (for Southeast Asian participants) and in Almaty (for Central Asian participants).

    Swiss and other 'Northern' participants chose their destination, in principle according to their professional context and thesis topic.

    Content

      • Regional analysis of public policies and local/international actors at stake / Better target interventions and coordinate efforts
      • Acquisition of analytical and methodological skills / Define de professional thesis proposal
      • Acquisition of management tools / Design and monitor projects with a strategic perspective

        Download outline of MODULE 1


        Module 2

        Module 2 takes place, in principle, at the participant's place of work. It has a duration of 4 part-time months. In parallel to his/her professional activities, the participant performs his/her analytical abilities in conducting and writing a professional thesis.

        A distance teaching on gender issue is also organized during Module 2.

        Module 3

        Module 3 takes place in Geneva during three full-time weeks. Three regional groups meet in January, and the other three groups (of which Afghanistan) in February.

        Content

          • Strengthening and reflecting on communication, negotiation, mediation, teamwork and intercultural skills
          • Delivery of the professional thesis findings and interaction within thematic groups, with professors and experts
          • Analysis of the policies and practices of Geneva-based organizations and public administrations

            Download outline of MODULE 3

            July / August 2016 - January / February 2017
            Applications open until 15 March 2016
            Hanoi, Accra, Almaty, Ouagadougou or Lima | Place of work | Geneva

            In Geneva

            Patrick Belser

            Economist, ILO - International Labour Organisation

            Béatrice Bertho

            Academic Coordinator of the online programme Gender & Development, Graduate Institute

            Jean-Eudes Beuret

            Professor, AGROCAMPUS, Rennes, France

            Irene Biglino

            Specialist in human rights

            Blaise Bonvin

            Consultant in public management, TC Consulting, Geneva

            Constanze Bunzemeier

            Head of Programme, Enfants du Monde (NGO)

            Anne-Claude Cavin

            Anthropologist, Conflict Prevention Advisor, SDC - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

            Anne Cusinay

            Public Communication Advisor, ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

            Chrystel Ferret

            Deputy of Section Eastern and Southern Africa, SDC - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

            Daniel Fino

            Ex director of the DPP programme, Lecturer in Development Studies

            Alexandre D. Freire

            Director of the DPP programme, Graduate Institute

            Siegfried Gerhard

            Head of Section Eastern and Southern Africa, SDC - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

            Marielle Ghinet

            Socio-cultural moderator, Community Centre of Acacias (Geneva)

            Jean-Pierre Gontard

            Former collaborator of the Institute, Expert in Conflict Resolution

            Françoise Grange

            Lecturer in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute

            Matteo Guidotti

            DPP Regional Academic Coordinator for English-speaking Africa, Consultant specialized in public policies evaluation

            Luna Iacopini

            DPP Regional Academic Coordinator for Southeast Asia, Graduate Institute

            Aurélie de Lalande

            Head of economic, social and cultural rights, Amnesty International Switzerland

            Fenneke Reysoo

            Lecturer and Researcher in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute

            Dominique Rossier

            DPP Regional Academic Coordinator for French-speaking Africa, Graduate Institute

            Véronique Schoeffle

            Anthropologist, Consultant in intercultural relations

            Daniel Schürer

            Specialist in entrepreneurship

            Christine Serdaly Morgan

            Consultant and social entrepreneur, Member of the Grand Council of Geneva

            Liliana Soler

            DPP Regional Academic Coordinator for Latin America, Graduate Institute

            Caroline Tosti

            Consultant, Expert in Communication

            Benoît Vulliet

            Specialist in entrepreneurship, Lecturer at the Graduate Institute

            Frédérique Weyer

            Education Advisor, SDC - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

            In Hanoi

            Annuska Derks

            Consultant

            Dao Minh Chau

            Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation office in Vietnam

            Duong Duc Ung

            Consultant, Former Director of MPI - Ministry of Planning and Investment (Vietnam)

            Daniel Fino

            Ex DPP Director, Lecturer in Development Studies, Graduate Institute

            Alexandre D. Freire

            Director of the DPP programme, Graduate Institute

            Christophe Gironde

            Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Graduate Institute

            Luna Iacopini

            DPP Regional Academic Coordinator for Southeast Asia, Graduate Institute

            Ngo Huy Liem

            Senior Technical Consultant of the UNDP-CEM - Commission of Ethnic Minorities, and Country Representative of the Happel Foundation in Hanoi

            Jean-Luc Maurer

            Emeritus Professor in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute

            Babette Resurrección

            Associate Professor in Gender & Development Studies, AIT - Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand)

            Willi Zimmerman

            Adjunct Faculty of the School of Management of AIT - Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand)

            Professionals who presently hold or are likely to hold key positions in public or private sector organizations, NGOs or civil society associations
            Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Diep
            Program Officer for Communication Coordination
            Vietnam Learning Center on Environmental and Social Sustainability (LC)
            Tel: +84-4-3766 9493 Ext: 126
            Mobile: 0936 262 684
            Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Thuy
            Manager
            Vietnam Learning Center on Environmental and Social Sustainability (LC)
            Tel: +84-4-3766 9493 Ext: 116