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Course Description

International agencies and non-profit organisations are increasingly looking for project managers and development professionals who have excellent capabilities on the use of digital innovation technologies for social good. This Master provides both theoretical and practical proficiency concerning the deployment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools for international development and social good.

By attending this course, you will gain:

  • Theoretical knowledge on the new emerging frameworks and methodologies on the development of social innovation projects;
  • Cutting-edge knowledge and skills in the effective planning, development, implementation and management of ICT4D initiatives in many different sectors, such as Education, Health, Agriculture, Environment, Human Rights and Emergencies;
  • The ability to use, adapt and reconvert a number of tools, platforms, apps and technologies for development, acquired through hands-on intensive sessions, workshops and crash courses;
  • Knowledge about the existing local, national and international initiatives in the field of Information and Communications Technologies for Development, as well as the ability to critically analyse their impact in the world;
  • The capability of adapting existing examples, methodologies and tools for local needs and to prevent their potential risks and failures.

  • 208H OF LIVE ONLINE LECTURES

  • 287H OF CRASH COURSES AND PRACTICAL EXERCISES

  • 555H OF INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

  • 450H OF INTERNSHIPS

THE GOAL: ACQUIRE LONG-TERM CAPABILITIES IN DEALING WITH SOCIAL INNOVATION AND THE USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES TO PROMOTE AND ENHANCE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Course Units List

  • Development challenges and international cooperation
  • Project management for development cooperation and social innovation
  • Technology for development

Introduction to computer coding

  • ICT for Data Collection
  • ICT for Mapping and Emergencies
  • Crash course:
    Data Analysis & Management
    – Database management
    – Data collection & visualisation
    – Open source tools to data analysis & reporting
    – Physical meetings with local institutions & other realities.
  • ICT for Education
  • ICT for Health
  • ICT for Agriculture and Environment
  • ICT for Democracy, Human Rights and Activism
  • Crash course: Management and Collaboration tools
    – Introduction to integrated managerial systems
    – Open source collaboration Tools
  • Financial inclusion in developing countries
  • Cyber security and data protection
  • Blockchain technology and its social applications
  • Crash course:
    Cybersecurity
    – Data privacy & protection
    – Cryptocurrency and its social application
    – Cybersecurity tools & platforms relevant for development work.

We provide mentorship for the development of Final Projects.

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Degree awarded

Post Graduate Certification (First Level Master) offered by the University of Torino (Italy)

Duration

November 2018 – November 2019

How to apply for a scholarship

The call will open soon. For more information please refer to a official website

Course Methodology

The master is a predominantly online-based course and it employs the educational methodologies developed by ONG 2.0, namely live webinars (audio-video) and interactive web training (web-lab). There are several advantages in using such methodologies. Firstly, they allow participants to explore and practice the potential of distant-learning digital technologies,. Secondly, they drastically reduce the costs – usually bared by participants – related to in-person learning activities (such as travel and accommodation expenses, time for reaching the course venue, time and money spent to obtain visas, etc.), thus enabling virtually anyone around the world to participate in the course.

When we talk about online courses, we do not mean e-learning or recorded video-lessons, with no possibility for teacher-student interaction, but rather real-time and face-to-face meetings, with the opportunity for interaction between participants  and lecturers in the online classroom.

Indeed, in our ‘digital classrooms’, through the webcam you can see the lecturer as well as the other participants, and they can see you. Moreover, participants can ask the lecturer or the whole group questions, by simply activating the microphone or by writing in the classroom chat.

Employing the latest technology concerning ‘digital classrooms’, lecturers will carry out real-time simulation exercises, individually and/or in group, that will be the core element of every module.

Finally, the course is equipped with an online private platform, that will serve as a private community where both lecturers and students can interact, ask questions, raise attention concerning a certain topics, get access to in depth-analyses and develop solid networks. It is important to notice that this space will not be shut down after the end of course, but will be kept active, since its aim is to create a community of practitioners that can connect and collaborate beyond the course.

Promoters, Partners and Sponsors

This Master originates from the fruitful collaboration between the University of Turin, ONG2.0 network and Consoft Sistemi Group, and was based of the long term online training course  ICT Innovation for Development, carried out by ONG2.0 in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 within the Innovazione per lo Sviluppo Program.  This experimental course had a tremendous success, with more than 430 applications from all over the world.
This first edition of Master ICT for Development and Social Good will be sponsored and partially financed within the Digital Transformation for Sustainable Development Programme, co-financed by Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (AICS) and Compagnia di San Paolo. The Master is realized in collaboration with thirteen Italian NGOs, ACCRI, Amici dei Popoli, Aspem, CeLIM, CISV, COMI, COPE, COSPE, CVCS, CVM,  LVIA, OSVIC, Progetto Mondo MLAL and it’s supported by a network that includes non-profit organisations, tech companies, Universities and Research Centers, such as Associazione Senegalesi Torino (AST), Coordinamento Comuni per la Pace (Cocopa), Consoft S.p.a, Fondazione Politecnico Milano, Opere Sociali Marelliane,  School of Management – SAA, WeMake s.r.l.