Toward Inclusive Development Practices:

Fostering A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective on Development Issues

14-28 October 2022

Program Description

Inclusive development has become a popular concept that offers an alternative approach to development. The concept is promoted as a result of a deep awareness of the inadequacy of the mainstream development approach that heavily relies on economic growth and wealth accumulation.

Regardless many positive transformations, the economic growth approach is insufficient to tackle global inequality. Oxfam (2018) reported that 82% of wealth accumulated in 2017 is owned by 1% of the world's population. Behind those super-rich people are impoverished and vulnerable workers, especially women who receive meagre wages or even unpaid. This inequality becomes more profound with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is estimated that the world's ten super-rich people can increase their wealth from $700 million to $1.5 trillion; on the other hand, 99% of the world's population experience an economic deterioration and 160 million falls into poverty.

The discussion on inclusion issues requires a multi-disciplinary perspective. Pouw dan Gupta (2017) argue that development should be more inclusive, emphasizing on welfare and protection of the service ecosystem and environment. The move towards a more equal practice requires a redefinition political priorities, including in the context of Anthropocene and power relations. Following this argument, a series of discussions based on multi-dimensional understandings (i.e., sociology, economics, politics, law, culture, health, religion/spirituality, psychology, education, gender, ecology and technology) are needed as stepping stone for comprehensive awareness and practices. 

Using inclusive development main theme, the summer course will be divided into four module components: theories and methodologies of inclusive development; main issues of inclusive development; measuring and evaluating inclusive development; and inclusive development practices in the Global South. 


This summer course is open for Indonesian and international participants. The priority will be given to postgraduate students, early career researchers, and professionals in the development sector. The maximum number of participants to 80 people.


In this summer course, we strive for the following purposes: 

a) Facilitate the participants to understand the concept of inclusive development at theoretical, methodological, and applied levels;

b) Stimulate the participants' critical thinking and analytical skills on inclusive development;

c) Develop networking opportunities among the participants for future discussions and collaboration on inclusive development agenda.



Dr. Antoni Tsaputra

Australia-Indonesian Disability Research and Advocacy Network (AIDRAN)

Inclusive Development for People with Disabilities in Indonesia: How Far Has It Gone?

Prof. Dr. Juliet Willetts

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Inequality and Access to Clean Water

Prof. Dr. Karen Malone

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Childhood in Anthropocene

Prof. Dr. Kim Eunshil

EWHA Womans University, South Korea

Women Inclusion in Development

Dr. Marina Apgar

Institute of Development Studies, UK

Inclusive Development Evaluation

Dr. Minhaz Farid Ahmed

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Synergy of Multi-disciplinary Approaches: A Way Forward Towards Climate Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zulfan Tadjuddin

Western Sydney University, Australia

Employment Issues from Inclusive Development Perspectives

Dr. Nicholas Jeffery Goodwin

Behavioural Insights Team, UK

Promoting Behavior for Inclusive Development

Dr. Nicola Mutimurefu

National Social Security Authority (NSSA), Zimbabwe

Inequality and Social Security in African Countries

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nicky Pouw

Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Theories of Inclusive Development

Ms. Rachel Mary Anne A. Basas

Asian Development Bank, The Philippines

Gender Mainstreaming in Development Projects: The Philippine experience

Dr. Rachael Diprose

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Methodologies of Inclusive Development

Dr. Walid Merouani

Research Center in Applied Economics for Development, Algeria

Social Policy Trends in African Countries

Yogi Setya Permana, M.A.

KITLV, The Netherlands

The Politics of Disaster Prevention and Ecological Management: An Inclusive Development Perspective


Session 1: 1-2 pm (GMT+7)

Session 2: 2-3 pm (GMT+7)

Session 3: 3-4 pm (GMT+7)

Day, DateSessionTimeSpeaker/FacilitatorTheme
Friday, 14 Oct 202211pm (GMT+7)Introducing the Convenors
The Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UGMOpening Remark
Keynote Speaker: 
Dr. Vivi Yulaswati, M.Sc
(SDGs Secretariat, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia)
All convenorsProgram Overview

Session 1: 1-2 pm (GMT+7)

Session 2: 2-3 pm (GMT+7)

Session 3: 3-4 pm (GMT+7)

Day, DateSessionTimeSpeaker/FacilitatorTheme
Module 1: Theories and Methodologies
Monday, 17 Oct 20221Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nicky Pouw
(Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Theories of inclusive development
Tuesday, 18 Oct 20221Dr. Rachael Diprose
(The University of Melbourne)
Methodologies of inclusive development
Module 2: Main Issues of Inclusive Development
Wednesday, 19 Oct 20221Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Mochammad Zulfan Tadjuddin
(Western Sydney University, Australia) 
Employment issues from inclusive development perspectives  
2Prof. Dr.  Karen Malone
(Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Childhood in anthropocene
Thursday, 20 Oct 20221Dr. Minhaz Farid Ahmed
(Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
Synergy of Multi-disciplinary Approaches: A Way forward Towards Climate Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Development.
Friday, 21 Oct 20221Prof. Dr.  Kim Eunshil
(EWHA Womans University, South Korea)
Women inclusion in development
2Yogi Setya Permana, MA,
(KITLV, the Netherlands)
The politics of disaster prevention and ecological management: an inclusive development perspective
Module 3: Evaluation and Behaviour for Inclusive Development
Monday, 24 Oct 20221Dr. Marina Apgar
(Institute of Development Studies, UK)
Inclusive development evaluation
Tuesday, 25 Oct 20221Dr. Nicholas Jeffery Goodwin
(Behavioural Insights Team, UK)
Promoting behavior for inclusive development
2Prof. Dr. Juliet Willetts
(University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Inequality and access to clean water
Module 4: Learning from the South
Wednesday, 26 Oct 20221Dr. Nicola Mutimurefu
(National Social Security Authority (NSSA), Zimbabwe) 
Inequality and social security in African countries
2Dr. Antoni Tsaputra
(Indonesian Chair of AIDRAN (Australia-Indonesian Disability Research and Advocacy Network)
Inclusive development for People with Disabilities in Indonesia: how far has it gone?
Thursday, 27 Oct1Dr. Walid Merouani
(Research Center in Applied Economics for Development, Algeria)
Social policy trends in African countries
2Rachel Mary Anne A. Basas, MIS, MPM
(Asian Development Bank, The Philippines)
Gender mainstreaming in development projects: the Philippine experience

Session 1: 1-2 pm (GMT+7)

Session 2: 2-3 pm (GMT+7)

Session 3: 3-4 pm (GMT+7)

Day, DateSessionTimeSpeaker/FacilitatorTheme
Friday, 28 Oct 20221Group presentation
2Group presentation


Dr. M. Falikul Isbah

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Prof. Nurul Indarti

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Dr. Desintha Dwi Asriani

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Dr. Yulida Pangastuti

Universitas Gadjah Mada


a) Curriculum Vitae

b) Essay (Motivation Letter)

Contact Information


WhatsApp: +62 812-1191-1367 (Hartmantyo)


22 August - 7 October 2022


Selected participants will be notified on Saturday, 8 October 2022

How to Apply

  • Indonesian participants

Send all documents (Motivation Letter and CV) to with the subject "Summer Course 2022"

Admission Guideline for international participants can be accessed here

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Summer Course 2022 

Does the program will be held offline or online? 
The program will be held fully online

What are the details of the material that will be provided? 
Details of the material (including the schedule) will be informed through this website page

Who is allowed to apply for this program? 
Final-year undergraduate students, recent graduates, postgraduate students, practitioners, NGO members, and others who are interested in the topic

How much does it cost to join this program? 
There is no charge which means it is totally free

Do the participant will get the certificate from the program?
Yes, all participant will get the certificate after completing the program

What are the requirements? 
The main documents to apply this program include Curriculum Vitae and Motivation Letter (essay)

Is there any final exam to get the certificate for this program?
There will be Group Presentation session in the end of the program

What platform that will be used (including meeting and material) during the program?
The program will mostly use Zoom Cloud Meeting and Google Classroom (to access the material)

When does the program will be held, is it on weekdays or weekends?
The program will be held between Monday to Friday

Is there a registration limit for participants to take this program? 
There will be maximum 80 participants to join this program

How many credit conversions for the participants who join this program? 
Participants who complete the assigned paper will be given certificate of participation and transfer credit of 2 SKS

What if I have further questions, can I contact the Summer Course admin?
Further information can be asked to (email) or through Hartmantyo +62 812-1191-1367 (WhatsApp)