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Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Voir les plans de cours et bibliographies


This course is accessible without any specific knowledge or experience. It is designed for students with an interest in the communication and social aspects of development, post-conflict and humanitarian environments as well as an interest in the role played by communication in development policies. Basics in the development fields (actors, issues, programs) and communication are welcome.

Course Description

Communication and media sectors play a complex yet key role within the development field at large and even more so in post-conflict and humanitarian environments. Communication-based activities have become central to supporting humanitarian aid, long-term development and the reconstruction and stabilization of fragile states. This course is designed to provide future development and governance practitioners with insider expertise on development, humanitarian and post-conflict communications. The course is organized as a workshop; it aims at offering future practitioners an understanding of the objectives, actors, and practices of communications in a development context, as well as the basic tools to apprehend and design communication and media strategies and overall to practice and prepare for their future professional endeavours.


TRIBOULOT, Anne-Valérie (Directeur du Contenu, Auditoire)

Pedagogical format

This course is a project-based course; all activities are group activities.

Course validation

The assessment will be based on participation (20%) and 30-page group project to be completed by the end of the course (80%).

Required reading

World Bank - Development Communication Sourcebook (available here:

Plans de cours et bibliographies

  • Session 1: Introduction
  • Session 2: Sector overview
  • Session 3: Strategy – Methodology (1/2)
  • Session 4: Strategy – Methodology (2/2)
  • Session 5: Workshop Session 1
  • Session 6: Workshop Session 2
  • Session 7: Presentation of Research
  • Session 8: Workshop session 3
  • Session 9: Workshop session 4
  • Session 10: Workshop session 5
  • Session 11: Presentation of strategies Part 1
  • Session 12: Presentation of strategies Part 2

Biographical Information

Anne-Valérie is the Director of Content for WISE, the World Innovation Summit for Education; she is also curator for other international Forums. 
She has an extensive international background with experience in communication and project management with NGOS, UN agencies and private companies in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Afghanistan, Qatar and France.
Prior to joining WISE, Anne-Valerie was managing director of French NGO France Parrainages. She also managed the communication agency Altai Communication in Afghanistan for 7 years. She then designed, developed and implemented communication campaigns on development, humanitarian affairs, security and post-conflict related issues. 
Anne Valerie graduated from HEC with major in Marketing.