Professional fields

Within the Master of Management of Development, you can specialise in the following professional fields:

Disaster Risk Management

The number, complexity and impact of disasters are increasing. This heightens the need for better disaster management. Disaster Risk Management has become one of the cornerstones of international development: there is a sense of urgency to reduce disaster losses and a demand for minimising the impact of disasters on sustainable development. 

Central to this specialisation is the focus on reducing the negative impact of disasters and conflict on peoples’ lives and livelihoods and building people’s resilience to disasters, crises and conflict.

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Food and Nutrition Security

Despite the fact that the world currently produces enough food for everyone, not everyone has access to this food due to losses and waste. This may be due to post-harvest losses, which results in less optimal yields, or because (locally) produced food is used for other purposes, such as animal feed or biofuel.

How can different stakeholders cooperate in such a way that they all benefit and thus help farmers protect their assets to ensure local food security? This programme will benefit development organisations, governments and the private sector to improve food security in developing countries. It addresses various global and local food security issues to prepare you for a variety of problems.

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Social Inclusion, Gender and Youth

We believe that poverty can only be eradicated if marginalised individuals and groups experience equality, regardless of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disability or age. We ask ourselves: How can development organisations and government agencies contribute to inclusive transformation? How can we build processes that will improve the conditions so that everyone in society can participate? This specialisation is designed to address the problems of marginalisation, by equipping you with specific competencies needed to understand and define the aforementioned contextual factors, reduce inequalities and improve social and economic conditions for all.

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