Digital transformation presents both opportunities and challenges for the Global South and is increasingly addressed by institutions of international cooperation. To fully use the potential of the so-called “fourth industrial revolution” and at the same time address challenges, the German development agency GIZ has recently launched several “digital flagship projects” addressing key issues of digital transformation in the Global South. This project course has been organised in collaboration with the GIZ and representatives of different digital flagship projects. Students will take a closer look at selected topics of digital transformation in the Global South covered by these projects, e.g. artificial intelligence, digital public infrastructure, the data economy, innovation and entrepreneurship and more. In several working groups, students will contribute to the flagship projects by conducting research and providing new insights and recommendations for policy questions and implementation challenges which can be translated into practice.
This course is for 1st year MPP students only.
- Lea Gimpel , Co-Lead, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)