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 a postgraduate course in the Netherlands!

Apply now for one of the Orange Knowledge scholarships to sixteen short courses at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation. New is the French instructed course 'Agence paysanne pour economies rurales'.

You are eligible if you are from the following 52 countries. In addition to this, the Dutch minister Kaag has assigned extra scholarships to people from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine Territories, Egypt, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Mali!

Please be aware, you can only apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme between 5 September and 15 October 2019!

To receive the OKP-registration letter, please apply online via the orange apply button on the webpage of the course. Please be aware that applying for the Orange Knowledge Programme takes time and effort, and requires several documents.

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Short courses to help you develop new skills

To respond to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world you need to develop yourself every day. Whether you are a development practitioner, an entrepreneur, or a policy-maker, our highly interactive training methods stimulate you to reflect and share your experiences to generate new insights on your capacities and leadership qualities. In our courses we offer a rich mixture of state-of-the-art theoretical insights and practical expertise which helps you to deal with this changing world in a creative, adaptive and responsive way.

In our courses we connect the technical and scientific expertise of the worldwide leading university Wageningen University & Research's with cutting-edge processes of innovation and learning.

For already more than 15 years we offer short courses on all aspects of resilient and sustainable food system. With courses like ‘Making agriculture work for food and nutrition security’, ‘Organised farmers as partners in agribusiness’ and ‘Responsible aquaculture development for food security and economic progress’, we have supported more than 20.000 professionals in their development.

So, why not join one of our courses, with extra financial support of the Orange Knowledge Programme, to widen your horizons, learn alongside others in your field, update your knowledge on current scientific insights, methodologies and practices, and become part of our network of over 20.000 alumni?

About the programme

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) started in 2017 and this 5-year programme aims to advance the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions of higher and vocational education. The Orange Knowledge scholarships are available for a number of countries One of the instruments of the programme is individual scholarships for short courses for mid-career professionals on topics like food and nutrition security, water, health and rights and energy and climate. You can find more information about the programme on our website.

Please be aware that application takes time and effort, and requires several documents. Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria, your countries plan of implementation, and make sure your application fulfils the requirement docuements listed in the OKP-registration letter. We strongly recommend you to start well in advance! To receive the OKP-registration letter, please apply for the course of your interest online via the apply button on the course website.

Be aware that the number of scholarships available is limited compared to the number of interested people. For this reason, an application may not always lead to a positive result.