Learn and Shape the Future of Work in Development Cooperation

Learn and Shape the Future of Work in Development Cooperation

Join the Development Cooperation Academy

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Don't miss the opportunity to join the Development Cooperation Academy – a unique event for development practitioners seeking to shape the future of work in development cooperation! This one-of-a-kind Academy offers a platform for professionals to exchange their work experiences and gain practical tools to boost their development results.

With a focus on Redefining the World of Work in Development Cooperation, this year's Academy will explore the convergence of Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change, and Remote Management.

The world is facing complex and numerous challenges, and Development Cooperation plays a crucial role in overcoming them. The Academy covers five fundamental disciplines of development cooperation management:

  • programme and project design
  • agile and adaptive project management
  • monitoring and evaluation 
  • financial management, and 
  • impact evaluation.

Participants will specialize in one discipline and will receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of the whole program with all three phases. 

Global Forum 

The Academy features a global forum to explore the future of work in development cooperation. Discussions will centre around incorporating advanced technologies such as robotics, machine learning, blockchain, virtual realities and artificial intelligence to improve the efficacy and efficiency of development interventions while ensuring environmental friendly implementation and long-term sustainability.

Venue and Logistics

The Development Cooperation Academy is scheduled to take place in three phases from 9 October to 17 November. 


The initial segment, online, will happen on the ITCILO eCampus from 9-20 October, involving both synchronous and asynchronous preparatory activities focusing on the five disciplines. They are organised as separate certification courses. Each participant can choose one discipline only.

During the Academy, participants will take part in the Forum and in the courses dedicated to the discipline of their choice. The Academy takes place at the ITCILO Campus in Turin in the week of 30th October. The campus has a modern and well-maintained environment that is conducive to learning and professional development. The campus is spread over 10 hectares of land in a green areas at the foot of the Turin hills on the Po river, a fantastic learning environment that is designed to provide a high-quality learning experience for professionals from all over the world. 

In the last phase, participants will deepen and round up their learning with an individual final project. The project will incorporate the concepts learned in the chosen discipline and reflect on the ideas and discussions on the future of work in development cooperation that were developed in the Forum.


The cost of participation is fixed at 2485 euros including tuition fees and the full-board accommodation on campus for the five days.

The application deadline

The application deadline is September 22, 2023.

If you have already determined which discipline you would like to specialize in at the Development Cooperation Academy, simply follow the link provided below for that specific discipline and register directly to the Academy and the chosen discipline on the designated page.


Should you have any queries regarding the event, feel free to contact us directly to ppcm@itcilo.org

Join us now by expressing your interest!

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to gain specialized knowledge in the development intervention cycle and prepare for the future of development cooperation.