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Deakin’s degrees in Development and Humanitarian Action provide you with the analytical skills needed to understand the contexts of development and humanitarian programs as well as practical skills to apply in the field.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Understand the points of distinction and complementarity between humanitarian and development assistance, and what is referred to in current international discourse as the humanitarian-development nexus.
- Critically evaluate the history, concept and practice of development and humanitarianism, and the way in which these approaches have failed to effectively achieve sustainable development impact in crisis contexts.
- Investigate and critically analyse the foundations of the Humanitarian-Development Nexus and the role of various international stakeholders in the move towards a ‘new way of working’.
- Assess the strengths and limitations of various approaches to meeting the needs of recipients of aid with particular focus on the Humanitarian-Development Nexus.
- Evaluate the challenges and opportunities for humanitarian and development practitioners arising from breaking down siloes and implementing an HDN.
- Collect and critically analyse relevant rules, frameworks, guidelines and funding models and examine the impact these have on achieving better integration of relief, rehabilitation and sustainable development.
Who is the course for?
Deakin University postgraduate students.