BRAC University (BRACU) launched a new 15 day certificate course titled “THE IMMERSION IN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (IDP)”. BRACU Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D. inaugurated the website link of the course in the university’s Mohakhali campus in the capital recently (Thursday, 23 March 2017).
The programs views that knowledge of development management will remain inadequate until students involve themselves in real-life development programs. In light of that, IDP @ BRACU focuses on practical learning through fieldworks to experience development paradigms, strategies and governance.
The IDP includes modules of comprehensive and action-based learning focusing on ground realities of development and poverty alleviation processes, along with intensive exposure to the theory and critique of development.
The courses are designed to enhance knowledge and skills at an accelerated pace to give an exposure to managing development programs. It is expected that the program participants will attain an in-depth understanding of how development mana
gement processes effectively drive change under different social and cultural contexts.
The program also aims to formulate and manage public policy for future leadership roles in development administration and management as well as providing a significant upper-hand in development management professions to help demonstrate leadership and results much earlier in careers.
Eminent development academicians and successful practitioners drawn from relevant BRACU faculty and Brac project managers will moderate the course through classroom sessions, field immersion and exercise. Course modules include Microfinance, Public Health, Human Rights and Legal Aid Services, Early Childhood Development, and Gender Justice and Diversity.
It was also informed during the launching that international course participants would be received at the airport by BRACU personnel, who would remain assigned to the participants during the 15 day program.
Further details on IDP is available on http://www.bracu.ac.bd/bidp/