Deadline: 19 July 2016
Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security is a course designed by Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation to encourage people to build a better life and prevent them from falling back into avoidable situations where they need assistance again.
There has been a substantial increase in the number and impact of natural disasters such as earth quake of Nepal April 2015. But also man-made crisis and disasters are increasing and many conflicts have remained unresolved. Emergency or food aid, although necessary, is often criticised as a donor driven response, creating dependency in the short term, and undermining initiatives for local agricultural development in the longer term.
The course will explore how to bridge the gap between emergency assistance and developmental food and livelihood security support. It is targeted at professionals from the field of food and nutrition security, responsible for emergency planning. Highly skilled experts will facilitate the course to ensure participants learn to make use of theoretical and conceptual thinking on food and nutrition security.
The participants will:
- have insight in the typology of emergencies – and the responses that contribute to food security;
- have clear ideas for lobby and advocacy for policies to facilitate a more developmental approach to emergencies;
- be able to apply tools for developing programs or interventions to contribute to structural development.
Location: The Netherlands
- You are a mid-career professional (BSc degree) working for a governmental or local non-governmental organisation as a policy or planning officer, or you are in a managing or co-ordinating position in one of the following areas:
- food ad nutrition security responsiblity for emergency situations;
- planning, management and/or implementation of a community food and nutrition security programme or rural development programme in fragile areas;
- civil society involved of structural development in emergency areas.
- You are proficient in English.
For more information, please visit Linking emergency aid to food and nutrition security.
Apply for the course here.