Wageningen UR CDI Course: Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Foster Sustainable and Inclusive Food Systems

Deadline: 10 September 2018

The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is seeking applications for its course on “Facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships to foster sustainable and inclusive food systems.” The course starts from 22 October 2018 until 9 November 2018.

The course is highly interactive and builds on the participants’ own experiences and cases of MSPs. Participants will have active discussions, work on group assignments, engage in role-plays and undertake fieldwork to explore a real-life MSP.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • to understand the concepts and rationale of multi-stakeholder partnerships, complexity and institutional change;
  • to analyse different types of multi-stakeholder partnerships in terms of the issues at stake, the stakeholders, their interests, (power) relations, conflicts, external context, etc.;
  • to discover how to design and plan an extended MSP;
  • to practice and learn how to use a broad range of participatory methodologies and tools in MSPs;
  • to be challenged on your own facilitation, and communication skills.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The course welcomes participants who are involved, or will be involved in the future, in the facilitation of multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  • Participants may work for an NGO, government, private sector organisation, research facility, university or consultancy and you are in the challenging position to design, facilitate or participate in MSPs.
  • Proficiency in English is required.

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, please visit Facilitating multi-stakeholder.

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