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New Diploma for Indigenous Leaders

Dr Magnus Course flies to Chile to help launch a unique new diploma for indigenous leaders in Latin America

Dr Magnus Course (Social Anthropology) will be heading to Chile next week to help launch a unique new postgraduate diploma for Indigenous leaders throughout Latin America. The International Diploma in Indigenous Rights enables indigenous leaders from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to study a series of modules relating to indigenous perspectives on law, health, education, gender, and development from their home communities via distance learning. These modules are supplemented by two residential sessions over the course of the two year programme, firstly, in Temuco, Chile, and then in Quito, Ecuador. The diploma is administered by the Institute of Indigenous Studies of the Universidad de la Frontera on behalf of the Fondo Indígena and is funded by the United Nations and the German (GTZ) and Belgian (CTB) state development agencies. Dr Course’s participation in the development and assessment of the diploma has been made possible by a grant from the College Knowledge Transfer office.

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