We carry out externally funded education and training projects with national and international partners. These projects are designed to promote professional development amongst those working in development management, environment/climate change and development, innovation and development, and other related areas.

The projects may be qualification linked (inside and outside the OU). We have also been developing open educational resources for the site, OpenLearn, which can be used and adapted by individuals and organisations for professional development.

Current projects include:

Training for Innovation in East Africa 

Lived experience of climate change


Thanks to everyone in DPP, you inspired me in many ways that were and will always be a reminder of how fantastic a friendly working environment and team work is even in tough times. I can never thank you enough

Vuyo Mjimba