The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI), part of Wageningen University & Research, is seeking applications for the “Youth Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Changing Food Systems 2021” under Orange Knowledge Programme. The programme starts from 01 November 2021 until 10 December 2021.
The global population is growing, and getting ‘younger’ by the day across Africa and Asia. Young women and men in these continents need jobs or support to start their own businesses. Food systems are straining to feed this expanding population and need to evolve to do this sustainably. Using tools, frameworks, case studies, interactive sessions and site visits, this course blends practical hands-on training with cutting-edge research.
What will you learn?
- How to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the education, labour and finance markets for youth, and how to improve them;
- How to apply various tools and models, including food systems modelling, to raise the socio-economic impact from multiple country case studies and site visits in the Netherlands;
- Good practices to apply about general trends in demographics, nutrition, and migration;
- New methods of teaching, training and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships;
- How gender, age, education and access to resources makes ‘youth’ a heterogeneous group and require different approaches to successfully target them.
- Date: Mon 1 November 2021 until Fri 10 December 2021
- Duration: Part-time, 16hrs per week (6 weeks)
- Venue: Facilitated online sessions
- This course is intended for practitioners, business leaders and policy makers, preferably with a minimum of 3 years’ practical work experience. Applicant backgrounds include:
- Business leaders in the agri-food, educational and finance sectors;
- Practitioners in development and aid-funded programmes;
- Public sector workers and policy makers working in the fields of agriculture, education, finance or youth & gender;
- Researchers from think-tanks, universities or other educational institutes.
- Participants are intentionally selected from a variety of backgrounds so that during group work participants also learn from the variety of one another’s experience.
For more information, visit https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/online-learning/show/Youth-entrepreneurship-in-agriculture-and-food-systems-1.htm