This programme provides students with a foundation in theory, research methods, and practice. It prepares participants to conceptualise, design, manage, and evaluate evidence-based strategic programmes for social and behaviour change. A range of challenges and opportunities are addressed, including the environment, climate change, disaster preparedness, and responses to the crisis of HIV and AIDS, as well as other social and developmental issues. Preparation in strategic communication and intervention design will include individual, community, national, Caribbean regional, and global strategies and cover a range of communication strategies. The programme is intended to be innovative, timely, and relevant to the needs of the Caribbean, serving participants from the entire region.