We are pleased to have Darío Indalecia Restrepo in our Development Policies and Practices teaching team in Lima (Module 1). Dario is a philosopher at the Catholic University of Lovaina, a specialist in Developing Countries from the same university and a doctor in...
CIS Hosts Participants for Doha Module of Executive Master’s Programme
The blended-learning programme focuses on development policies and practices The College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University recently hosted participants enrolled in the Executive Master’s in Development Policies and Practices (DPP)-MENA for the...
The Humanitarian Adventure: A Museum, a Hug, and a call for Action
Exploring the ICRC’s Museum through the eyes of the DPP Programme’s Participants In 2015, when I moved to Geneva, visiting the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum was on top of my agenda. When I visited, I was impressed, moved, and inspired. It is a...
Rural Finance in Zambia
Microfinance for small-scale farmers – what is it? Microfinance is a term which entered the mainstream financial jargon in the past decades, although since the late 90’s it is described as “financial inclusion”¹. Agri-lending in the microfinance context refers to...
Arms Trade to Africa can be Opaque: Why this is Dangerous
Eolika, a Guyana-flagged cargo vessel, had already been detained in the port of Senegalese capital, Dakar due to ‘inconsistent’ declarations. Authorities in the West African nation then searched the ship, seizing three containers of Italian manufactured ammunition...
Book Launch: State-Building in the Middle East and North Africa
Author: Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Executive Education Director and Professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute Geneva Book Description Why have state-building projects across the MENA region proven to be so difficult for so long?...
Book Launch – Night on Earth
Night on Earth is a broad-ranging account of international humanitarian programs in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Near East from 1918 to 1930. Davide Rodogno shows that international ‘relief’ and ‘development’ were intertwined long before the birth of the United Nations with humanitarians operating in a region devastated by war and famine and in which state sovereignty was deficient.
The Links Between Colonialism, Covid and the Climate Crisis
Includes the expertise and insights of Tammam Aloudat, Co-Director of the Executive Certificate on the New Diplomacy of Global Health, the Graduate Institute Geneva. Decolonisation – it’s a word we’ve been hearing quite a lot over the last couple of years. From France...
L’archéologie coloniale de la haine
Dans son ouvrage Tahafut al Tahafut (L’Incohérence de l’incohérence, 1095), le philosophe Abu Walid Mohammad Ibn Rush (Averroès) écrit: « L’ignorance mène à la peur, la peur mène à la haine, la haine conduit à la violence; voilà l’équation. » Cette réflexion nous...
Social Protection Systems in the Face of the COVID-19 Crisis
The world has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic since early 2020 when the World Health Organization declared it “a public health emergency of international concern”. As countries and territories were trying to navigate the uncharted territory of the threat, it was...
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