MICAD aims at providing two kinds of resources: the academic background necessary for approaching development issues in a critical way, and the project-management skills needed by NGOS, UN agencies, and public institutions.
The Master program is open to NGO officers and public employees wishing to upgrade their qualifications, as well as to university graduates approaching the field of development cooperation for the first time. Through its comprehensive network of relations with European universities, international agencies and Palestinian organizations, MICAD aims at providing opportunities for rewarding jobs and incentives to participate in the challenge of developing Palestine.
MICAD is a graduate program accredited by the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Preliminary, official accreditation was issued on May 29, 2005.