KOICA-SNU Master’s Program on Gender and Development

KOICA-SNU Master’s Program on Gender and Development

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The program aims to train leaders in the field of gender equality who can lead policy, cultural, and institutional changes in national development by applying a gender focused perspective. The program will provide optimal opportunities for both men and women to learn about development cooperation and gender equality by selecting applicants on a 1:1 gender ratio. Since gender is a cross-cutting issue, the program will be provided through a multidisciplinary approach that combines gender studies, social and political sciences, international political economy, development studies and the essential requirements of development cooperation programs. The program aims to train public administrators from developing countries so that they can implement gender equality programs based on theories and real-life cases in a comprehensive and systematic manner. By instructing public officials in developing countries to be gender-sensitive, the program will raise gender studies experts in various fields of development.

The program will contribute to the establishment of gender-transformative systems and policies in developing countries by training students with the theoretical basis and practical skills that take into consideration the unique qualities of gender equality goals and scope of the field. During national development processes, governments can develop expertise and leadership that allows for the establishment, implementation, and evaluation of its gender equality policies across all public sectors and related ministries. The program will also expand Korea’s growing international influence by fostering leaders of partner countries.

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During the period of      2017 – 2023

Led by    Ki-Soo Eun(Director of Development Cooperation Policy Program)
In collaboration with      Development Cooperation Policy Program(DCPP)at Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies

Funded by   Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA)