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Refresher Courses in 2022


Refresher Course Egypt - applications closed

Building Climate Resilience through Ecosystem-based Approaches (EbA), Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) in the MENA Region

  • Course dates: 17 - 29 September 2022
  • Application deadline: 1 August
  • Modality: Blended Learning Environment
  • Course Coordinator: Charmae Nercua, Elena Ensenado, Eqi Lou

Refresher Course Senegal - applications closed
Ensuring food security in African New Towns through sustainable & equitable urban development

  • Course dates: 30 May - 10 June 2022
  • Application deadline: 8 May
  • Modality: on-site
  • Course Coordinator: Alonso Ayala

Refresher Course Suriname - applications closed
Gender-inclusive planning in Suriname: an intersectional approach to strategic planning

  • Course dates: 27 June - 8 July 2022
  • Application deadline: 27 May
  • Modality: on-site
  • Course Coordinator: Carolina Lunetta

Refresher Course Bangladesh - this course has ended

Climate change-induced displacement affecting female migrants’ access to livelihoods in Asian cities: Improving food and water security in urban upgrading and resettlement

Refresher Course Ghana - this course has ended

Strengthening the role of women in integrated water and land management for sustainable food and nutrition security in Peri-urban Ghana

Refresher Course Sudan - this course has ended

Food for the City: Linking good land and water governance for lasting food security and local economic development

For many years, IHS has organised regional refresher courses addressed to its alumni, thanks to the financial support provided by NUFFIC. The duration of these courses is usually two weeks, and they are organised annually in close cooperation with local organisations that also benefit from the wealth of experience brought by IHS staff and alumni.

The courses refresh previous issues and fine-tune participants’ experience and knowledge with current international policy practices and new issues that have emerged since participating in IHS courses. The courses are very interactive. Participants have the chance to present their experiences, and often this generates a rapid assessment of what is going on regionally. It is an excellent opportunity for networking and for assessing the impact of their previous training at IHS. The refresher courses are a sub-programme of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), and participants have to be Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)/Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) alumni to apply for a fellowship. Find out whether you are eligible to join a refresher course in your region in the list of eligibility criteria.

Past refresher courses

In 2021, IHS organised refresher courses in Egypt, South Africa, Guatemala, Tanzania, Philippines and Vietnam, with support from Nuffic, through the Orange Knowledge Programme, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Please contact IHS if you belong to an Alumni association or if your organisation would like to host such a course. You can email us at

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