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.
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
When would you like to start?
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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?
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