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ahrc right to development 2021 web

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the University of Antwerpen, will host an online one-week intensive short course on the right to development in Africa from 16 to 20 August 2021.

Course date: 16 - 20 August 2021
Venue: Zoom (online)

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Important: COVID-19 information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions, all courses will be conducted in a virtual format. Participants are therefore required to have access to a stable internet connection. The Centre for Human Rights will however review the situation from time to time and will advise applicants on the resumption of contact sessions.


About the course

The course covers issues such as:

  • Theories of development
  • Right to development in Africa
  • International financial institutions and the right to development
  • Development and aid: The obligation to provide assistance
  • Transnational corporations and the right to development
  • Other non-state actors and the right to development
  • Food, development and security in Africa
  • Governance and development• Anti-corruption and development
  • Foreign debt and its effect on development

Fees

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel and global lockdowns, the course will be offered online on Zoom.

Participation in the course is therefore FREE of charge.


Scholarships

Since the course is FREE, scholarships are no longer applicable.


Application procedure

Applications closed on 11 August 2021.

Important Notice:
A high proficiency in English is required to attend this course. All lectures and materials are in English. Prior to applying for this course, please read through the information on the practical information and the payment details pages.

Documents to be submitted:

  • Curriculum Vitae (short CV in PDF or Word document, maximum 3 pages, maximum 10 MB in file size)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (PDF or Word document, maximum of 10 MB in file size)
  • Academic Records (students only) (combined in one PDF or Word document, maximum 10 MB in file size)

*Please note that in order to apply for any of the Advanced Human Rights Courses, you are required to use a Google Gmail account.


Application deadline

Applications closed on 11 August 2021.


Overview of previous courses

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  • A Human rights-based approach to Development

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    The advanced short course titled 'The Right to Development in Africa'is the eight of ten short courses scheduled for presentation by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in the current year. It ran from 25 to 29
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Contact

For more information, please contact:

Dennis Antwi
Project Manager: Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC)

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
dennis.antwi@up.ac.za

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