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Pastoralism and territorial development: knowledge sharing.

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The analysis of the links between development and territories is the unifying theme of the multidisciplinary interests and skills of the partners: two UMRs of the Agropolis labex, Tetis and Innovation, along with other UMRs, Art-Dev, GRED and the CIRAD Partnership Facility "Dryland Pastoral Pole" (PPZS) in Dakar.

These four UMRs are strongly involved in the new multidisciplinary Master 2 "Development Studies (EDEV)" (geography, economics, sociology) led by UM3 from September 2015. The aim of the EDEV Master’s degree is to train specialists in development issues with and for Southern countries, both in the fields of cooperation and research. The 290-hour training programme (see attached brochure) includes an individual internship lasting several months, which is usual at this level of training, and, in an innovative way, an 80-hour professional workshop based on the preparation, implementation and reporting of a field study in a Southern country.

This first academic year 2015-2016, the pedagogical project foresees a fieldwork in the Senegal River region (Richard Toll/Dagana) of about ten days between the end of January and the beginning of February 2016. The pedagogical set-up is being done in close coordination with the PPZS partners, notably the Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles and the CAD University of Dakar, in order to associate a new Master’s degree at UCAD, "Pastoralism and Development" created and supported by the PPZS.

Preparatory work with students from Montpellier and speakers in Dakar will begin by videoconferences in December 2015 and January 2016, in order to prepare for this workshop and the sharing of lessons. Students from Dakar will participate in the fieldwork with students from Montpellier.


Innovative pedagogical objectives and an original scientific objective: several teacher-researchers, students and professionals from the North and the South will instruct together a multidisciplinary and intercultural debate, based on a concrete development situation, using several pedagogical tools. This experience will also serve as a test of partnership in higher education in terms of organisation and logistics, but also in terms of teaching methods and interactions with other institutions.

Project Number : 1500-021

Year : 2015

Type of funding : SP

Project type : PC

Research units in the network : INNOVATION

Start date :
05 Nov 2015

End date :
29 Feb 2016

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Project leader :
Jean-Philippe Tonneau

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Budget allocated :
10000 €

Total budget allocated ( including co-financing) :
10000 €

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