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Development Planning Management and Innovation (DPMI)

School of Environment Resources and Development | Department of Development and Sustainability

Development Planning Management and Innovation (DPMI) academic program focuses on and the role of innovation and planning in sustainable development and how the areas of planning and innovation interplay, evolve and shape the economy and the environment in different regions and periods of time. The program prepares graduates with knowledge, competencies and skills in planning and managing the challenges of sustainable development such as poverty, food insecurity, social environmental change, with the emphasis of cross-cutting issues like power, politics, justice, and ethics. Practice oriented development planning is carried out regularly at district and sub-district levels following a participatory and integrated approach. Attention is also paid to innovation and knowledge generation for sustainable management of development institutions, infrastructure and human and natural resources.

FOCUS AREAS

  • Rural and Regional Planning 
  • Rural Urban Relations and rural vitalization
  • Development Policy and Governance
  •  Poverty Reduction
  • Agricultural Development and zero hunger
  • NGOs and Development Administration
  • Management of Change
  • Social Innovation and Sustainability
  • Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Decentralization and Governance

TYPE OF DEGREES OFFERED

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Master by Research (MSc)
  • One year Master
  • Flexible Master
  • Diploma degree

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

  • Master Program

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor degree in social sciences, and development studies or any related discipline. 

  • Doctoral Program

Applicants must hold a Master degree in any of the above disciplines

COURSE STRUCTURE

List of courses
Take 2 credits out of the following courses
CourseCourse TitleCreditsRemarkSemester
ED93.01Development Policy and Practice1RequiredFall
ED93.02Agricultural Development and Social Innovation3GeneralFall
ED93.03Development Project Planning and Management2GeneralSpring
ED93.04Development Planning Workshop3RequiredSpring
ED93.05Community Development Planning and Management3GeneralSpring
ED93.06Innovation and Sustainable Development2GeneralSpring
ED93.07Information & Communication Technologies for Development2GeneralSpring
ED93.08Managing Disparities1GeneralInterSem
ED93.9001Governance and Socio-ecological Systems2GeneralFall
ED77.15NGO Management, Policy and Development Administration3GeneralSpring
ED52.9006Quantitative Research Methods I2Elective Inter-programFall
ED52.9007Quantitative Research Methods II2Elective Inter-programFall
ED52.9008Qualitative Research Methods2Elective Inter-programSpring
ED87.05Design Thinking, and Innovations in Healthy Food Product Development2Elective Inter-programSpring
ED86.15Bioenergy3Elective Inter-programSpring
ED87.01Food Safety Standardizations, Risk Management and Traceability Systems4Elective Inter-programFall
ED95.02Science, Society and Environmental Governance3Elective Inter-programFall
ED95.05International Environmental Governance3Elective Inter-programInterSem
ED82.9008Community and Climate Adaptation1Elective Inter-programFall
IN84.31Human Conflicts and Humanitarian Emergency Management3Elective Inter-programSpring
Managing Technology & InnovationElective Inter-program
Integrated Water Resources ManagementElective Inter-program
Required Courses
CourseCourse TitleCreditsRemarkSemester
ED93.01Development Policy and Practice3RequiredFall
ED93.04Development Planning Workshop3RequiredSpring
Elective Courses
CourseCourse TitleCreditsRemarkSemester
ED93.02Agricultural Development and Social Innovation3GeneralFall
ED93.03Development Project Planning and Management2GeneralSpring
ED93.05Community Development Planning and Management3GeneralSpring
ED93.9001Governance and Socio-ecological Systems2GeneralFall
ED77.15NGO Management, Policy and Development Administration3GeneralSpring

CONCERNED FACULTY