In recent years, the actors involved in the fight against
poverty have become increasingly aware of the effects of their
actions. The concept of human development widens the horizons of
economic development and represents a new objective for policies
and action on a local and global scale. It challenges
established paradigms of growth in income, top-down
democratization and cultural homogenization.
The challenge of applying the human development paradigm to
action on a local as well as global scale is one of the greatest
challenges that the new millennium offers. Its main objective is
to fight widespread poverty in countries belonging to different
geographical and economic areas throughout the world.
Although opportunities for development are important, these
opportunities must be accessible to everyone in a global social
and economic growth process. Action must focus on the more
vulnerable categories in order to create concrete ways of
escaping from perverse mechanisms such as poverty traps.
The master’s degree in Human Development and Food Security I
Level, intends to take up this challenge. It aims to understand
local reasons for poverty and its global roots and include the
poor in this process by adopting thorough methods of research
and local level analysis. It will also stress the importance of
food security as a way out of chronic poverty traps.
Transformation through understanding. The course is based on
providing reference frameworks and operating techniques for
interpretation and understanding. The aim of the course is to
increase the know-how of the actors in development policies,
both technical project staff and project managers, so that
intervention can be defined correctly and well-informed and
knowledgeable decisions taken.
The ability to create bottom-up development strategies,
distinguish between means and ends from a human development
perspective without neglecting priorities in the social,
economic, cultural and environmental reality that we work in,
the conscience to treat populations and cultures in the same way
without discrimination for effective participation in local
communities and the responsibility of ensuring that the approach
used is not conditioned by any ideology, are some of the skills
that the Master's in Human Development and Food Security aims to
develop in a demanding interdisciplinary postgraduate course.
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