Wageningen UR CDI Course: Global One Health-Towards Human, Animal and Plant Health (28 Oct – 8 Nov 2019)

Deadline: 19 March 2019

The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is seeking applications for its short term course on “Global One Health: Towards Human, Animal and Plant Health”. The course duration is from 28 October 2019 – 8 November 2019 in the Netherlands.

The two-week training programme focuses on the different angles of Global One including the role of ecology and evolution, plant health, animal health, human health and food and nutrition security, epidemiology, economics. Different entry points for GOH action, policy and planning will be highlighted. This course has been developed by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation and several Centres of Excellence within Wageningen University and Research, notably:

  • Resource Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Business Economics and Health and Society; Department of Social Sciences
  • Nutrition, Public Health and Sustainability, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences
  • Virology, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research
  • Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology, Department of Animal Sciences.

Course Objectives

The overall objective of this course is to introduce the participants to the principles behind a Global One Health approach and to be able to apply these principles to health challenges for humans, animals and plants in their day-to-day work. In particular:

  • day-to-day work. In particular: Participants understand about the scope of the topic GOH and its range of consequences at multiple levels and learn about the interrelatedness animal, human, plant and environmental health;
  • Participants understand the concept of GOH, get familiar with applying different tools and feel equipped to perform GOH analysis;
  • Participants learn about the ecological and economic relevance of GOH management;
  • Participants get exposed to GOH practices in the Netherlands and are able to identify entry points for GOH policy, planning and management in their own country
  • Designing a successful intervention for resilient seed systems and food security.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The course is at BSc level and open to international participants and mid-career professionals, those who are interested to learn more about (Global) One Health, and MSc students of Wageningen University.
  • Course participants should preferably be active in one of the following fields: rural/urban/spatial planning, agribusiness development, livelihood governance, food and nutrition security and sustainable development, or other relevant areas.
  • Several years of professional work experience and at least a BSc level are additional assets.
  • Proficiency in English is a must.

How to Apply

Applications can be accessed online through the website. Applicants must first have to create an account on the website and register themselves for the course.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2zcWWIG


  • Samson Gashu Kitila says:

    Your sort term training is very important to share the experiences. I need to participate in your short term training close to Crop Genetic Resources and on-farm conservation. Please, you can to help me, I am interesting to join in your short term training.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    With regards,
    Samson Gashu Kitila
    Bsc. in plant Science
    Field Technical Manager
    Ethio-Organic Seed Action (EOSA)

  • Adaha William Okwahi Kunore says:

    Thank prompt response toward the 17 for 15 sustainable development goals is of great need to the societies worldwide in order for them to achieved amicably.My concern is for health,I am a third year student at Upper Nile university (south Sudan)in the faculty of public and environmental health with full intention to attend this short course even if at this stage I will be able to prosper and use the acquired skills appropriately.Remember,south Sudan is still vulnerable and we are the first batch to be graduating with honors in this field among south Sudanese by 2020/2021.There is a lot of burden in the health sector in south Sudan.

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