Online course

Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Research, Policy and Management for Social Transformations

Find out how to promote informed policies towards equity and social transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Research, Policy and Management for Social Transformations

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
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Use strategies to fight against social issues

Latin America and the Caribbean is, at the same time, the most unequal and the most violent region in the world, which is a constant concern for their governments. Faced with these increasingly complex scenarios, a fluid dialogue between social research and public policy is essential.

This course addresses the current regional landscape of inequalities, its links with violence and democracy, and offers transformative strategies to improve social policies and public management.

This course is also available in Spanish.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Knowledge, policy and management
    • What do we do with what we know and with what we don’t know? • Do we know in depth the inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean? • What knowledge are we producing and where is it? • What knowledge are the political decision-makers requiring and what do they use it for?
  • The dimensions of inequalities
    • Have the questions changed in the 21st century? • What is inequality? • Why are we the most unequal region in the world, and the most violent? • Is fighting poverty enough to reduce inequality? • Sustainable development and inequality, is it possible?
  • Knowledge-management for policies
    • Sources, means and strategies to face inequalities
  • Transformative paths against inequalities
    • Towards new knowledge and public action architectures

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore the link between research and public policies against inequalities and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Identify policy tools and strategies against inequalities and violence in the region.
  • Explore the relationship between inequalities, violence and democracy in the region.
  • Promote exchange networks to address inequalities, violence and democracy in the region, as a contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at a wide public engaged in social debate and in public action in Latin America and the Caribbean. It may be of particular interest to policy-makers, civil servants, researchers, students, social and industrial action leaders, opinion-makers, activists, and journalists.

El curso también está disponible en español: Desigualdades en América Latina y el Caribe: Investigación, Políticas y Gestión para las Transformaciones Sociales.

Who will you learn with?

Luis Carrizo

Coordinador Académico del Curso.
Psicólogo, Magister en Desarrollo Regional y Local, con estudios de Doctorado en Ciencia Política en Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris 3 y en Ciencias Sociales en la UBA.

Karina Batthyany

Doctora en Sociología (Francia), Profesora Titular del Depto de Sociología de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República, Uruguay. Integrante del consejo directivo de CLACSO.

Andrés Morales

Especialista del sector de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas de UNESCO para América Latina y el Caribe. Abogado y periodista, con maestría en políticas sociales y desarrollo.

Who developed the course?

La UNESCO refuerza los vínculos entre naciones y sociedades para cimentar la paz en base a la solidaridad moral e intelectual de la humanidad.

MOST es el programa intergubernamental de transformaciones sociales de la UNESCO, que fortalece los vínculos entre investigación y políticas públicas para la transformación social.

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