Unique chance to join postgraduate courses to strengthen your knowledge

Are you a professional and working in the food system? Are you from Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine Territories, Ethiopia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Niger, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia? Than this is the chance to improve your knowledge during a postgraduate course in the Netherlands.

On top of the fellowships already available from the Orange Knowledge Programme and the MENA Scholarship Programme extra scholarships for short courses are available. You can apply till 19 March.

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. OKP Fellowships 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 you meet the eligibility criteria and make sure your application fulfils the requirements as mentioned in the admission letter of OKP. We strongly recommend that you start as soon as possible. Since the number of fellowships available is limited, an application may not always lead to a positive result.

Depending on your nationality, your organisation and the type of course you wish to join at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, your eligibility and the application procedures may differ. You can register for the course of your interest via the course website.

Why a Short Course by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation?

  • Courses that are in line with your daily work
  • Access to the latest scientific insights
  • The possibility to strengthen your professional network
  • Financially extra attractive by scholarships in 2019
  • More than 15 years of experience with short courses