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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsAfrica, China and Europe Intensive Programme in Development Studies

Africa, China and Europe Intensive Programme in Development Studies (ACE)

People carrying water

The ACE Intensive Programme in Development Studies brings together students from Africa, China and Europe with a strong interest in development issues. ACE is an event to learn, interact, and gain field work experience. Our base is the community centre of a highly interesting local development initiative GEPAT in rural settings in Western Tanzania.

Organisation: Mzumbe University in Tanzania and University of Groningen. In collaboration with the Coimbra Group of European Universities.

Key themes of the course are:

  • Village-level reforestation
  • Local economic development alternatives
  • Village life: family, community, culture
  • Environment, natural resource management, and GIS applications
  • Governance: local, NGO, national
  • Population, health, migration
  • Group-based fieldwork in selected villages

The international mix of students and staff makes it possible to discuss different approaches to development. Apart from preparatory reading and a final paper (to earn 5 EC), you will learn through lectures, intensive group work, and field work in small groups investigating village life and peasant tree-planting initiatives.

Date 13 – 25 August 2018
Location Tanzania
Level BA/MA
Coordinators Dr. P. Boele (RUG), prof. A. Kamuzora (Mzumbe U.)
Fee € 350.- (includes food, accommodation, local transport)
Last modified:02 October 2018 1.06 p.m.