CDI Short Course on Rural Entrepreneurship (12 June 2017 to 23 June 2017)

Deadline: 18 October 2016

The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) invites applications for its training course on Rural Entrepreneurship from 12 June 2017 to 23 June 2017 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.


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 your capacity to promote rural wealth creation;
  • have strengthened your 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

Applicants are required to register themselves in order to apply.

Eligible Countries

NFP Countries: Afghanistan, Mali, Albania, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Armenia, Nicaragua, Benin, Myanmar (Burma), Bolivia, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Peru, Burundi, Palestinian Territories, Cambodia, Philippines, Colombia, Rwanda, Cuba, Senegal, Djibouti, Somalia, DR Congo, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, South Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Ghana, South Sudan, Eritrea, Suriname, India, Tanzania, Georgia, Thailand, Indonesia, Uganda, Guatemala, Zambia, Kenya, Vietnam, Jordan, Zimbabwe, Yemen, Macedonia, Mongolia.

For more information, please visit Rural Entrepreneurship.

Apply for the course here.



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    Good morning.

    I’m a National Coordinator of a Network of Youth Organizations in Burundi, specialised in youth entrepreneuship.
    I’m a Trainer in Entrepreneurship. I’ve been trained by the International Labor Office. We’d like to reinforce yout entrepreneurship in rural area.

    Then, I’d like to submit for the training on Rural Entrepreneurship organized from 12 June 2017 to 23 June 2017 in Ghana.

    I’d like then to know how to proceed.

    Thank you

    National Coordinator of REJA

    National Coordinator of REJA ( Network of youth organisations)

    • Hi Eric,

      We appreciate your concern towards learning. To apply for this particular course please visit apply for the course link and to have more details about the course please visit for more information link.

      Good Luck!