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Tulane University Payson Center for International Development 2014 Nepal Global Development Summer Institute

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Kathmandu, NEPAL: Child Wellbeing & Development
June 16 -27, 2014
Instructors: William Bertrand and Elke de Buhr
Among Asia’s poorest countries (HDI of 157 out of 187 countries), land-locked Nepal lacks universal access to health care, compulsory education and essential legal protections for children. At the same time, resources for interventions in health and education and for law enforcement are far below of what would be needed. Data on the success of existing programs are often lacking and the quantity and quality of the available information are major issues. This course will study interventions targeted at improving the quality of life of children at the example of Nepal focusing on three broad areas: (a) child health, (b) child work, and (c) availability and quality of education. After an introduction to the strategic planning and management of development programs, the students will be asked to select one of these three topic areas for further specialization. Participants in the course will learn though visits to international and local organizations and project sites, guest speakers, and discussions. They will work in small groups to design and execute a feasibility study for a prevention or intervention program in their selected area of specialization. - See more at: http://payson.tulane.edu/summerinst/child-wellbeing-development

Kathmandu, NEPAL: Labor Migration & Human Rights
June 30 - July 11, 2014
Instructors: William Bertrand and Elke de Buhr
Nepal has long been a source country for international labor migration with huge numbers of Nepali working in India and the Gulf countries, among others. Within Nepal, both adults and children migrate to urban centers in search for income. Labor exploitation is very common. Migrant children are systematically hired into brick manufacturing, carpet weaving and other hazardous industries. Domestic workers often work under slavery-like conditions. Both adult women and children are trafficked across the border into commercial sexual exploitation in Indian cities. Dalits (‘untouchables’) are especially vulnerable. This course will study the rights and protection of migrants, including children. Course participants will learn through visits to the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other organizations, including highly effective local projects against child trafficking and labor (Maiti Nepal, CWIN, etc.). Working on small case studies, they will propose solutions to specific problems within the local context. - See more at: http://payson.tulane.edu/summerinst/labor-migration-human-rights

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  • 1. Nepal Summer Institute June 16, 2014 - July 11, 2014
  • 2. Nepal Summer Institute 2014 • "Child Wellbeing & Development” – Location: Kathmandu, Nepal – Dates: June 16 - June 27, 2014 • "Labor Migration & Human Rights” – Location: Kathmandu, Nepal – Dates: June 30 - July 11, 2014
  • 3. Instructors • Dr. Elke Johanna de Buhr (Tulane University) • Dr. William Bertrand (Tulane University)
  • 4. An Introduction to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 5. Course #1: Child Wellbeing & Development • Among Asia’s poorest countries (HDI of 157 out of 187 countries), land-locked Nepal lacks universal access to health care, compulsory education and essential legal protections for children • At the same time, resources for interventions in health and education and for law enforcement are far below of what would be needed • Data on the success of existing programs are often lacking and the quantity and quality of the available information are major issues
  • 6. Course #1: Child Wellbeing & Development (cont.) • Study interventions targeted at improving the quality of life of children in Nepal focusing on three broad areas: 1. 2. 3. Child health Child work and economic well-being Availability and quality of education • After an introduction to the strategic planning and management of development programs, you will be asked to select one of these three topic areas for specialization • Work in small groups to design and execute a feasibility study for a prevention or intervention program in your selected area of specialization
  • 7. Course #2: Labor Migration & Human Rights • Nepal has long been a source country for international labor migration with huge numbers of Nepali working in India and the Gulf countries, among others • Within Nepal, both adults and children migrate to urban centers in search for income • Labor exploitation is very common: – Migrant children are systematically hired into brick manufacturing, carpet weaving and other hazardous industries – Domestic workers often work under slavery-like condition – Both adult women and children are trafficked across the border into commercial sexual exploitation in Indian cities – Dalits (‘untouchables’) are especially vulnerable
  • 8. Labor Migration & Human Rights (cont.) • Study the rights and protection of migrants, including children • Learn through visits to the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other organizations, including highly effective local projects against child trafficking and labor (Maiti Nepal, CWIN, Goodweave, etc.) • Working on small case studies, propose solutions to specific problems within the local context
  • 9. Course Logistics • Teaching: – Lectures, incl. guest speakers (mostly in the mornings) – Site visits/field trips, and group work (mostly afternoons, sometimes all day) • Housing and Meals: – Single rooms at Hotel Encounter Nepal in Thamel, Kathmandu – Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks
  • 10. Swayambhunath Field Trips Bhaktapur
  • 11. Questions? For further information please contact: Elke de Buhr (edebuhr@tulane.edu)