Events

aug
27

Management of Development Projects and Programmes

Event posted by in MDF Training & Consultancy
  27 August 2018, All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Boost your competences in leadership, results-based management and organisational development

You want your programme to lead to meaningful change. You work together with numerous stakeholders in a multi-cultural context and you have numerous tasks. How to plan, manage, monitor and evaluate your programme so that you achieve results and ensure continuous learning in a complex multi-cultural environment? Learn to deal with challenges related to communication, negotiations, human resource and conflict management. And learn how to assess and boost your own and your partner’s organisational capacities. This training includes visits and learning experiences outside the training room.

At the end of the course you:

- Are able to manage your staff and teams more effectively.

- Understand relevant methodologies and tools for results-based planning, monitoring and evaluation.

- Know how to assess your own and your partner’s organisational capacity.

- Be able to link your programme to the Sustainable Develo

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sep
10

Impact Insurance Academy

Event posted by in Finance Worldwide
  10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Turin, Italy

A unique opportunity to learn from ten years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance!
International Training Centre of the ILO • Turin, Italy

The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from the ten years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility.

By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning environment for participants and experts from all over the world to discuss ways of developing inclusive insurance.

Target audience

The Impact Insurance Academy targets mid-to senior-level insurance practitioners exploring and setting up inclusive insurance programmes in their organizations. Regulatory and supervisory authorities willing to support inclusive and responsible insurance in their countries are also invited to attend. The Academy is also tailored fo

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sep
10

Start Course: Food Security in an Urbanising Society

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  10 September 2018, 09:00-17:00
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Join us in Wageningen, the Netherlands for our 4th edition of the International course on Food Security in an Urbanising Society (10 – 21 September 2018).

You will get well acquainted with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas. Will be able to use the concepts of city region food systems to analyse urban food and nutrition security issues. Participants will be able to use different designs, methods and approaches, and their interrelationships, in planning for food and nutrition security in urbanizing societies.

For more information about our course and fellowship opportunities:

https://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short_courses_2018/CDIcourse_food_security_urbanizing_society_2018.htm




sep
12

ICSD 2018International Conference on Sustainable Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  12 September 2018 - 09:38 to 13 September 2018 - 19:38
  Rome, ITALY

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.

The 6th ICSD 2018 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.

Read more: https://ecsdev.org/index.php/conference



sep
17

Start course:  Lost Harvest and Wasted Food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 September 2018, All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Course announcement: Lost Harvest and Wasted Food – 2018 (Wageningen, the Netherlands, 17 – 28 September)

Managing the crop supply chain for increased food security Stark contrasts exist in how we manage the food we have available. While in developing and transition countries food losses mainly happen post-harvest, in the urban and wealthier communities good food is wasted in retail stages of the supply chain and by consumers. Strategies to minimize food losses and waste along the chain can contribute to food security and sustainable food production.

Course objectives Upon completion of the course you will:

  • understand the link between primary production, post-harvest management, the supply chain and food security;
  • be familiar with alternative uses of food waste;
  • have insight into the public and private responsibilities in the supply chain for post-harvest handling and food waste management;
  • be able to design solutions for minimising the amount of ‘missing

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sep
17

Start course: Organised Farmers as Partners in Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 September 2018, All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Can farmers improve their income and well-being through effective collective action? Join the course and take home many practical tools and approaches for promoting farmer entrepreneurship and strengthening famers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.

Improving farmers’ performance and business relations

This course perceives farmers as autonomous entrepreneurs and their organisations as farmers’ business organisations. Both operate in dynamic market systems and have to deal with a range of public and private sector players, such as sourcing companies, banks and MFI’s, agro-input dealers, research, extension and others. The central question of the course is how farmers can improve their income and well-being through effective collective action of their organisations and improved relations with other stakeholders.

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • be familiar with state-of-the-art thinking about farmer entrepreneurship, famers' or

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sep
24

Result-Based Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  24 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

Result-Based Management

Managing for lasting results in the new reality of international cooperation 

During the last decade, result based management (RBM) has gained much influence in international cooperation. Still many organisations struggle to plan for real results with the accompanying processes and tools. RBM has consequences for the entire organisation: for project planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Learning how to design a solid RBM framework - in various forms – is a good first step to integrate RBM in your organisation.

Course objectives

    • RBM in a changing context (e.g. SDGs, private sector involvement, conflict situations)
    • Learn various methods for planning and designing results (for example Theory of Change, Stakeholder Analysis, Outcome Mapping)
    • Learn how to develop a Results framework (distinguish between Spheres of Control, Influence and Concern)
    • Learn how to design results-based monitoring and evaluation, including KPIs (key performance indicators) and learning agend

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sep
26

13th International Conference on ICT 4Development&Educatn

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  26 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Center(KCC)

eLearning Africa

Founded in 2005, eLearning Africa is the leading pan-African conference and Ministerial Round Table on ICT enhanced training, digital learning and educational technology. The three day event offers participants the opportunity to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Over 12 consecutive years, eLearning Africa has hosted 16,228 participants from 100+ different countries around the world, with over 85% coming from the African continent. More than 3,300 speakers have addressed the conference about every aspect of technology enhanced education and skills development.

This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Republic of Rwanda,with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of ICT in collaboration with the Rwanda Convention Bureau.

For interested applicants, there is also a Call for Papers  to be presented in the eLearning Africa event, the 13th International Con

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oct
08

Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  08 October 2018 to 12 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Influence decision-makers and communicate the evidence

Understand how you can influence a policy process. From the first stages to final implementation. It could be your core business or an intrinsic part of your organisation. Obtain a broad set of tools to plan effective advocacy strategies. Conduct actions with well-framed messages, and create coherent paths with your allies for powerful joint interventions.


What you will gain:

  • Understand how to embed advocacy actions in your organisation’s plans.
  • Use practical tools and methods to plan, prepare, implement and evaluate advocacy initiatives.
  • Analyse stakeholders and policy context.
  • Gain insight into building strong coalitions, select your political targets, frame your messages in convincing ways.
  • Practice how to conduct influential lobby meetings.


For whom?

You are a professional engaged in advocacy, civil society capacity building, governance or transparency programmes. You represent a network, an alliance, an associati

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oct
22

start course: Local economic development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  22 October 2018, All Day Event
  South Africa

Bridging the rural/urban divide, this course uses an adapted version of Porter's Diamond to analyse local sub-sectors for boosting urban and rural wealth through agribusiness cluster development. How local communities and youth can play a role in co-creating interventions for positive change in this field, is zoomed into.

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • have a good understanding of conceptual frameworks to identify development opportunities for rural communities and spin-offs for rural wealth creation;
  • be able to appreciate the linkages between poverty and livelihood strategies, the role of agribusiness development and effective services delivery, and the potential of rural markets, local trade and value chains to ‘work for the poor’;
  • be able to facilitate participatory approaches and methodologies for innovation and change processes;
  • be able to apply tools and instruments for strategic and effective interventions catalysing pro

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oct
31

Learning, action research and outreach in Higher Education

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  31 October 2018 to 16 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

ICRA Course:    Learning, action research and outreach
                       Making higher education boost food security

NEW 

With online elements you can do from home!

Are you a lecturer, instructor or researcher at a university or vocational training centre in agriculture and rural development? Would you like…

-  Your classes to be full of proactive students?
-  To be valued by employers because your graduates are practically skilled?
-  To get recognition from local communities because of the relevant services you provide?
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To be a part of every (action) research team because you know how to engage external stakeholders? 

For details (incl course content and costs) please see our course webpage.

Candidates with funding can:  APPLY HERE,  the application deadline is 1 September 2018

To get updates on our courses and scholarship opportunities you can sign up here 

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nov
05

Start Course on Global One Health

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  05 November 2018, All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Global One Health, a 3-week course offered by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, to be held between 05-16 November, 2018 in Wageningen , the Netherlands.

This course aims to teach you to enhance your competence enabling you to apply the principles to health challenges for humans, animals and plants. After the course you will be able to apply the Global One Health-approach, which you have fit into an action plan made by you during the training.

Application deadline for a OKP fellowship: 20 March 2018

Application deadline without a fellowship: 22 September 2018

For more information on this course and for application please, visit the website of the course https://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short_courses_2018/CDIcourse_GOH_2018.htm



nov
12

Impact Evaluation

Event posted by in MDF Training & Consultancy
  12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Extensive course: Measuring and demonstrating impact

With increasing needs and scarce resources available worldwide, organisations are under strong pressure to deliver and measure impact. But what do we mean by impact?

We define impact as the change that can be attributed to an intervention. This is particularly difficult to measure for projects occurring in complex environments, such as development projects, where many factors contribute to the changes. This is the challenge that we will address during this training. At MDF, we specialise in complexity aware M&E methods suitable for international development efforts. This course will guide you to select the methods and approaches that are most appropriate for your situation.

At the end of the course you:

- Develop a comprehensive understanding of common impact approaches.

- Become familiar with complexity aware methods suitable to measure the impact of development projects.

- Select effective strategies for determining the contribution of you

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nov
19

Bringing Balanced Fertilizers to Smallholder Farmers

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Abuja, Nigeria

Soil analyses from several African countries indicates multiple micronutrient deficiencies appear to be common. Trial results from many countries confirm significant and widespread response to micronutrients. In response, fertilizer manufacturers and blenders are bringing a host of new fertilizer products to Africa. However, challenges still remain in developing and delivering balanced fertilizers to smallholders at the massive scale required.

The purpose of this workshop is to assist participants, in their various roles, in bringing balanced crop nutrition to smallholder farmers. Participants will have many opportunities to interact and understand the added value of the multiple stakeholders working together to bring balanced crop nutrition to farmers.

Get more info and register here. 



nov
19

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  19 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Nakuru, Kenya

ICRA course:  Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit
                    Key skills for inclusive business brokerage

This course is meant for agribusiness service providers working with smallholder farmers, processors, affiliated enterprises ànd for professionals working  in producer organisations, educational institutes and development organisations with agribusiness as their domain.  

You’ll get practical tips on e.g. building trust and improving your negotiation skills.
For details (incl course content) please see our course webpage

Candidates with funding can: APPLY HERE , 

application deadline is 1 October for those who need a visa for Kenya
application deadline is 1 November for those who do not need a visa for Kenya

To get updates on our courses  and scholarship opportunities you can sign up here 



apr
08

Course: Contemp. approaches to genetic resource conservation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  08 April 2019 to 26 April 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Large-scale production and marketing of agricultural crops depend on a limited number of genetically uniform varieties that deliver uniform food products. With this approach becoming global, genetic diversity is endangered. Worldwide, strategies are developed to conserve genetic resources for food and agriculture.

This course provides the latest development in plant genetic resources management strategies including the role of gene banks and on-farm management and relevant international policies that impact food- and nutrition security.

Date: 8 - 26 April 2019
Registration deadline – general: 25 February 2019
Registration deadline - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)/MENA Fellowship: 16 October 2018
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

For more information and online registration please visit the website:

https://www.wur.nl/en/show/Contemporary-approaches-to-genetic-resources-conservation-and-use-1.htm



may
06

Course: Horticulture sector development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  06 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Course: Horticulture sector development for emerging markets

Current developments in emerging economies offer new opportunities for the horticulture sector. To seize these opportunities, a transition to a more professional sector is required. Enhanced value chain management and stakeholder collaboration play a vital role and are addressed during this course.

This course gives access to the latest insights of world leading Dutch knowledge organisations and private companies from the horticulture sector and covers the complete horticulture value chain.

Date: 06 - 24 May 2019

Registration deadline – general: 25 March 2019

Registration deadline - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)/MENA Fellowship: 16 October 2018

Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

For more information and online registration please visit the website:
https://www.wur.nl/en/show/CDIcourse_horticulture_2019.htm



may
06

Course: Integrated Seed Sector Developm.

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Burundi
  06 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Integrated seed sector development (ISSD) is an approach aiming to increase farmers’ access to quality seed through the development of market-oriented, pluralistic and vibrant seed sectors. In this course participants learn how to design demand driven interventions tailored to specific crops, value chains and seed systems.

In this course participants can broaden their international experience and strengthen their competencies to support seed sector development, taking an integrated perspective. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the capabilities to translate the ISSD concept into strategies for making seed programmes and policies that seek enhancement by connecting to present practices. The training is experience-based and task-oriented and highly interactive. It includes lectures, visits to different Dutch seed companies and organisations, case studies, group discussions, assignments and field work.

Date: 06 - 24 May 2019

Registration deadline – general: 25 March 2019

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may
13

Course: Milking to potential

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  13 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Worldwide dairy sectors are challenged by expanding populations and economic growth. Growing demand for dairy has led to a significant increase in public-private involvement to new opportunities for stakeholders. This course will enable participants in designing and implementing dairy development strategies in emerging economies.

Upon completion of the course participants will:

· have a clear picture of the multiple aspects of dairy systems, their relation with markets and the emerging challenges and opportunities due to urbanization, climate change, decreasing of resources and consumers demand;

· have the ability to develop scenarios in search of alternative options and trade-offs in resource-scarce situations, using state-of-the-art approaches;

· design own transition paths for the introduction of innovative farming interventions that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.


Date: 13 - 31 May 2019

Registration deadline – general: 01 April 2019

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jun
03

Course: Integr. Pest Mgmt. & Food Safety

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  03 June 2019 to 21 June 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. Pesticide residues exceeding the maximum residue limits can hamper trade between upcoming economies and the EU. Implementation of Integrated Pest Management is necessary to minimize pesticide applications. But while there are plentiful technical solutions, the application of Integrated Pest Management is still a struggle for many farmers.

The course is aimed at creating mechanisms that will support Integrated Pest Management though looking at pesticides-related policies, the role of the various stakeholders and innovative (technical) solutions. Participants will enhance their ability to identify and solve problems in Integrated Pest Management and food safety. It entails a mix of lectures, discussions, group work, excursions and fieldwork. Meeting colleagues from other countries with similar interests leads to mutual learning.

Date: 03 - 21 June 2019

Registration deadline – general: 22 April 2019

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