UN-Habitat collaborates with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies-IHS and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in the international training program focusing on slums, informal settlements and policies and approaches to upgrade existing settlements and prevent informal urbanization in cities in the Developing World. The course takes place from 10 to 28 July 2017 in the city of Rotterdam.
The course is tailored to those who are involved with and have a deep interest in the challenge of housing the poor, the processes of informal settlement formation and the policies and instruments to address this global problem. Practitioners, policy makers, senior executives from public and private sector organizations as well as research and academic institutions and NGO’s will find the course extremely useful. The course is intensive in nature and innovative, demanding a proactive attitude from participants.
They are engaged in a number of specially designed learning environments that comprise lectures, practical exercises, case study analysis, role-playing games, video films discussions and controversial policy debates. Proficiency in English is required. Deadline for application varies depending on the sources of fellowships available. There are a limited number of fellowships available for eligible candidates. The number of self sponsored qualified candidates that usually apply for this program makes the selection procedure very competitive.
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