Refresher courses

Upcoming refresher courses

Refresher Course Ghana

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

  • Course dates: February 7-25, 2022
  • Application deadline: January 7, 2022
  • Modality: blended learning
  • Eligible countries: Ghana and Nigeria
  • Course Coordinators: Ore Fika

Refresher Course Sudan

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

  • Course Dates: January 10, 2022 - February 3, 2022
  • Application deadline: December 10, 2021
  • Course modality: Fully online
  • Eligible countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Course Coordinators: Ore Fika

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 they participated 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.

In recent years, Refreshers courses have been offered in South Africa, Thailand, Zambia, Indonesia, India, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Egypt, China, Cuba, Peru, Ghana, Vietnam, Colombia, Philippines, Nigeria, and Uganda. Contact IHS if you belong to an Alumni association or your organisation would like to host such a course.

Past refresher courses

In 2021, IHS organised two refresher courses in South Africa and Vietnam, with support from Nuffic.

  • Strategies to reduce water and food production vulnerabilities caused by water extremes (South Africa)

  • Developing Pathways to Water and Climate Resilient Cities in Vietnam and Mainland Southeast Asia (Vietnam)

Past refresher courses

In 2019, IHS organised five refresher courses in Bolivia, the Philippines, Ghana, Nigeria and Colombia, with support from Nuffic.

  • Making Andean Cities Greener in time of Climate Change: Strategies to reduce water, energy and transport sectors impacts and vulnerabilities caused by water extremes (Bolivia)
  • Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction (Philippines)
  • Planning for food: linking food security & water management to pro-poor housing development in Ghanaian Cities (Ghana)
  • The contribution of sustainable land governance to local economic development in climate-induced regions (Nigeria)
  • Peacebuilding in peri-urban areas in Colombia: nature-based solutions for community resilience (Colombia)

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