Wageningen UR CDI Course: Rural Entrepreneurship (11 June 2018 to 22 June 2018)

Deadline: 18 October 2017

The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) invites applications for its short term course on Rural Entrepreneurship from 11 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 in Ghana.

Course Structure

This course on rural entrepreneurship centres around the Chain Wide Learning methodology (CWL), that consists of three components:

  • a multi-stakeholder workshop in which producers in the value chain gather and share their issues and opportunities at functional chain levels;
  • a strategic planning process in which the outputs of the workshop are used as inputs;
  • a set of action plans to reduce transaction costs and/or exploit opportunities in the selected agrifood value chains.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course applicant will:

  • have become sensitive to imbalances within agrifood value chains and how these issues can be addressed;
  • have strengthened their capacity to promote rural wealth creation;
  • have strengthened their competence in the area of market access of microl entrepreneurs;
  • have the ability to identify pro-poor, smallholder inclusive and/or gender-friendly agribusiness development opportunities;
  • Be able to apply the tools that support private sector driven innovations in agrifood value chains.

Eligibility Criteria

The course is intended for midcareer professionals of government departments, NGOs and civil society organisations, businesses, development agencies, universities and colleges for higher education, and individual consultants working in the domain of private sector and/or market driven development.

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.

Eligible Countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cuba, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria , Thailand, Tunisia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Rural Entrepreneurship.

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