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


DPP staff’s respect, encouragement and humour sustained me throughout and continues to do so as I develop my research into new and interesting areas.

Mary Upton