Presentation and ObjectivesThe diploma tries to fill a gap identified in the postgraduate courses of cooperation and social action that have, in general, a biased and partial vision of planning. It is about breaking with the traditional paradigms of development cooperation and social action that have separated initiatives for social change according to disciplines. The diploma considers that the same methodologies can be applied to various complex contexts, whether in developed or developing countries. Furthermore, as proposed by the Triple Nexus approach, which emerged from the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit and the Agenda for Humanity, it is essential to associate development actions with humanitarian action and peacebuilding actions. This is inescapably linked to the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, and they determine the need to apply broad and non-biased planning approaches, which implies a cohesion effort in the application of tools and methodologies.
Through this diploma, students will know and understand the various planning tools to carry out development activities, humanitarian action and peacebuilding. The planning cycle will be explained taking as a unit of reference, not only the project, but other approaches to the planned action. For this reason, a critical and constructive perspective of development, humanitarian action and peacebuilding is proposed that allows the adaptation of concepts and approaches to the changing and complex reality. It is about providing the student with tools that can be applied according to the complex contexts they face and that allow them to combine development approaches, humanitarian action and peacebuilding, in such a way that they are. those that adapt to the scenarios and not the other way around.
Understanding the life cycle management of the project will be fundamental and for this the methodology of the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) with its phases will be developed, for its application in real situations and projects. Knowing the logical framework workshop as an important participatory tool to identify and formulate projects and planned actions will also be the central objective of the subject. However, this methodology will be seen from different points of view and the advances and alternatives that have emerged in recent years will be introduced. Peacebuilding approaches and methodologies that are articulated and combined with those of development and humanitarian action will also be presented.
In addition, students will be introduced to the problems and concepts related to violence, war and armed conflict from various sources and methodologies of analysis. The causes of violence and armed conflicts will be studied and instruments will be presented to facilitate the processes of reconstruction, resolution and reconciliation, taking into account, above all, the vision of Johan Galtung and John Paul Lederach in this regard. In addition, this theme is linked to the practical matters of planning through the methodologies of Action Without Harm and peacebuilding, thus establishing an essential bridge between theory and practice.
Finally and in general, it will also be taken into account that the student develops skills for teamwork, both when preparing projects and planned actions, as well as for their day-to-day professional life.CompetenciesBasic or general skillsEncourage a critical spirit in social planning methods.
Improve teamwork skills.
Know and understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 Agenda.
Train students to apply the SDGs in international cooperation projects and initiatives.Specific competencesAcquire the necessary capacities for the identification, design, planning, management and implementation of humanitarian action, development and / or peace building initiatives.
Plan and organize humanitarian action, development and / or peacebuilding initiatives applied to different situations, responding with contributions and creative solutions to the challenges of complex scenarios.
Provide students, in a practical way, the necessary tools to adapt initiatives and / or projects of humanitarian action, development and / or peacebuilding in the complex contexts where they operate.
Know the virtues of teamwork, to create an environment with a good climate, with different techniques and guiding in conflict resolution.
Knowing and knowing why and how to evaluate complex situations, even taking advantage of the teachings of errors.
Train to know how to communicate and facilitate learning in the planning process of humanitarian action, development and / or peacebuilding initiatives.
Be sensitive to the needs of the beneficiaries of humanitarian action, development and / or peacebuilding initiatives, taking into account participatory approaches that are inclusive.
Lead and guide planning processes with democratic authority and assertiveness.
Develop a critical but constructive spirit in the face of humanitarian action, development and / or peace building initiatives and activities.
Use new technologies to improve planning processes, as well as the development of joint knowledge.
Take into account ethical and moral aspects, as well as principles based on human rights when planning humanitarian action, development and / or peace building initiatives.RecipientsNumber of places offered: maximum 40, minimum 20.
To access the title, the student must be in possession of an official university degree and valid throughout the national territory. Access for graduates according to educational systems outside the EHEA may be carried out without the need to homologate their degrees, only a recognition is produced for the sole purposes of taking their own teachings - after verification by the university that they accredit a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and which empower the country that issues the degree to access postgraduate education. Access by this means will not imply in any case, the homologation of the previous degree in possession of the interested party or its recognition for other purposes than that of taking the teachings for which the admission is requested.
Admission will be done in chronological order of receipt of applications, after verification of the requirement to be in possession of an official university degree.EnrollmentTerm: Until October 15, 2021.
People interested in enrolling must formalize their registration through one of the following procedures:
1. Presentation in the Registry of the Santa María de la Rábida Headquarters the standardized registration form provided by the International University of Andalusia, (www.unia.es/impresos), duly completed and accompanied by the following documentation:Photocopy of DNI / NIE / Passport.
Proof of having paid the amount of public prices for the following academic and administrative services: registration, opening of the file and identity card.
Card size photograph.
Certified photocopy proving the required degree.You can also present the registration form and documentation on the UNIA electronic registration platform: https://rec.redsara.es/registro/action/are/acceso.do
2. Through the page of the University services portal Universitas-XXI, https://portal.unia.es, after identifying the user and after entering their personal password. If you do not have it, you can request it in advance at the same web address.
The documentation must be sent by e-mail.
Public prices for academic and administrative servicesTuition: € 1,290 (€ 43 / credit)
File opening: € 40.
Identity card issuance: € 4.50.Once the 30 ECTS has been passed, students will be able to request:Academic certificate;
Issuance of Title.Cancellation of registration
The cancellation of enrollment and the return of rights will be governed as established in article 19 of the University's Academic Regime Regulations.
The application will be presented in the Registry of the Headquarters where the academic activity is to be held, using the standardized form for this purpose, or in the UNIA electronic registry platform.Academic programModule 1. Introduction to the concepts of development, humanitarian action and peace building (6.5 ECTS).The complexity of the international scenario and the need for new planning approaches. 1 ECTS.
Introduction to Humanitarian Action. 0.5 ECTS.
Principles and bases of humanitarian action. 1 ECTS.
The Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda. 1 ECTS.
Introduction to planning methods: the project as a paradigm of planned social action. 0.5 ECTS.
Introduction to the construction of peace. 1 ECTS.
The triangle of violence and peace concepts. 1 ECTS.
Planned actions and conflict sensitive tools. 0.5 ECTS.Module 2. Development and humanitarian action methodologies (10 ECTS).The project cycle and the Logical Framework Approach (LFA). 1 ECTS.
Logical framework workshop. 3 ECTS.
The project design and the Project Document. 1 ECTS.
The project cycle in Humanitarian Action. 0.5 ECTS.
Quality and standards of humanitarian action. 1 ECTS.
The HA integration approaches and development: from VARD to the double Nexus. 0.5 ECTS.
Criticisms and evolution of the EML: from the objectives approach to the results approach. 1 ECTS.
Alternatives to the EML and the project as a planning unit. 2 ECTS.Module 3. Peacebuilding methodologies and their integration with humanitarian action and development (9.5 ECTS).Action Without Harm as a conflict sensitive tool. 0.5 ECTS.
The project cycle and Action without Harm. 2 ECTS.
Peacebuilding methodologies. 3 ECTS.
The rights approach as a tool for planned social action. 1 ECTS.
The challenge of nexus methodologies between humanitarian action, development and peacebuilding. 1 ECTS.
Psychosocial aspects of the planned actions. 2 ECTS.Final Project (4 ECTS).1st Call until August 28, 2022.
2nd Call until February 28, 2023.Face-to-face sessions: It will be reported through the virtual campus. They will be taught from March 21 to 24, 2022.
Teaching virtual teaching: It will be carried out through the Virtual Campus of the University, based on the Moodle teaching-learning platform, accessible from the address https://eva.unia.es
All teaching will be given on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.