Online Courses Orange Knowledge Programme

Are you a professional and do you want to develop your skills in sustainable and inclusive food systems, to tackle the major challenges our society is facing? Then this is your chance to improve your knowledge during an online postgraduate course.

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22 Jun 2021
Wageningen University & Research
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Course details and application

Application deadline June 22

Online courses
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Wageningen University & Research invites you to apply before 22 June 2021 (early-bird deadline 15 June) for one of the following courses that are open for the Orange Knowledge Programme.

Resilient Fisheries Governance

Fisheries play a vital role in economies and contributes to food security and nutrition, but fish stocks are under threat globally due to ineffective management and poor conservation. Strengthened governance in the fisheries sector with involvement of the public, civil society and private sector is required to reduce pressure on the fish stocks and the aquatic habitat. In this course, you will gain insights and skills in governance processes involving stakeholders. You will boost your skills to help stakeholders learn together in building resilient fisheries communities.

Climate Change Adaptation in Food Security and Natural Resource Management

Without appropriate responses, climate change is likely to constrain economic development in sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry in many southern countries. But if you plan for it, adaptation to climate change is possible. With this course, you and your organisation can get involved. And acquire the theoretical knowledge and the skills to translate policy documents and research into climate-smart adaptation strategies at local level. You will take home a personal action plan to integrate your new knowledge and skills into your daily work at home.

Rural Entrepreneurship Asia

Rural entrepreneurship has the potential to drive innovations that can reduce poverty, increase access to food and create employment. For this to happen, actors in agri-food value chains need to trust each other. However, local agri-food value chains are almost always characterised by protectionist behaviour resulting in very high marketing costs and a stalemate, instead of by a drive for positive change and development. This course is focused on breaking the deadlock these value chains are in and hands you the tools to do that.

Food Systems for Healthier and Sustainable Diets

By 2050 it is estimated that the world population to have grown to around 9.7 billion people. The global challenge is not only how to feed the growing population, but also how to provide a nutritious diet for healthy living that can be sustained for generations. Present food systems do not ensure nutritious diets, reflected in the high levels of all forms of malnutrition in the world. Food systems need to be transformed to sustainably address the societal and health challenges such as COVID-19 and move from just supplying sufficient food to providing sufficient high quality diets for all.

Market Access for Food and Nutrition Security

How to make markets work for the poor? Local fresh food markets and value chains are potential vehicles to achieve inclusive economic development, food and nutrition security, and poverty reduction. This course makes you up-to-date on pro-poor and inclusive market development. The course provides a platform for professionals where experiences are shared, and strategic action plans for positive change developed. Professionals who are responsible for shaping the environment in which markets can function optimally, will in this course increase their knowledge, improve their skills and enlarge their toolkit by following this highly interactive course.

More information and application

The Orange Knowledge Programme is a 5-year programme for mid-career professionals with at least 3 years of work experience aiming to advance the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions of higher and vocational education. The programme is organised by Nuffic and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and offers individual scholarships, alumni activities, tailor-made trainings for group and institutional partnerships between education institutions in Technical and Vocational Education and Training and higher education, in fields related to the priority themes of the Dutch government: Food and nutrition security, Water, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, Security and the rule of law, Energy and climate.