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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

Over the years, IHS has organised refresher courses* in Egypt, South Africa, Guatemala, Tanzania, Philippines, Vietnam and many other countries, with support from Nuffic, through the Orange Knowledge Programme, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

*Please note that these courses are no longer available. 

Refresher courses in 2022

Ensuring food security in African New Towns through sustainable & equitable urban development

  • Course dates: 30 May - 10 June 2022
  • Modality: on-site
  • Course coordinator: Alonso Ayala

Gender-inclusive planning in Suriname: an intersectional approach to strategic planning

  • Course dates: 27 June - 8 July 2022
  • Modality: on-site
  • Course coordinator: Carolina Lunetta

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

  • Course dates: 10 January - 3 February 2022
  • Modality: online
  • Course coordinator: Ore Fika

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