ROME, Italy, March 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The University of Kenya in Nairobi joins the Italian Cooperation, the Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) the UN Development Program (UNDP), Tangaza University College, NGOs CISP, COOPI and VIS and the Collegio Santa Caterina da Siena in offering the new Masters in Economics (Cooperation and Human Development)-MECOHD Programme at the Faculty of Economics of the Department of Applied Economics of that African University. CISP (International Committee for the Development of People) is coordinating the project.
The 18-month Masters programme, with places for 35 students, begins on 20 May 2013, and its courses will be held evenings and weekends. Enrolment requirements include an undergraduate degree in Economics, Economics and Finance, Economics and Statistics or Social Sciences from an accredited university. For those with degrees in other disciplines, proven work experience and no background in economics, a 5-week Bridging Course will begin on 8 April.
Enrolment by 5 April
Enrolments are open through 5 April. Preference will be given to experience in the sector and with community based organisations (CBO). The over 400 lessons on Economics, Human Development and Project Management will be given in English and include seminars and tutorials at the Kenyan University City Centre Campus. Students will sit examinations at the end of each semester.
The Nairobi Masters twins up with other masters programmes in Cooperation and Development launched in Pavia, Bethlehem, Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) and Kathmandu (Nepal) by the University of Pavia, IUSS of Pavia, CISP, COOPI and VIS.