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AFRI A-731 Seminar on Contemporary Africa

Spring 2018
Topic: NGOs and Civil Society in African Development
Associate Professor Jennifer Brass, IU School of Public and Evironmental Affairs

This joint seminar with SPEA-N 534 (NGO Management for International Development) will address core theoretical and practical, applied questions over the course of the semester, such as: What are NGOs and civil society, and what role do they play in the developing countries of Africa? How do these organizations provide services or advocacy, and how is their work shaped by the various contexts that they work in? What tools do NGO and civil society leaders use to manage interactions with other actors, like donors, governments and communities? How do we define and measure NGO success or failure? The course will combine theory and praxis, and class sessions will be opportunities for highly interactive learning.

*View previous A731 Seminar topics here.