Refresher Course Senegal

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

Eligible countriesEgypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
Dates

May 30 - June 10, 2022

Course modalityThis course will take place in person
Application deadlineMay 8, 2022
Expected selection outcomeMay 16, 2022
Local partnersCheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD) & Institute of Territorial Governance (IGT)
Course Coordinator(s)Alonso Ayala

This course is organised with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nuffic.

Should I join the course?

This course is intended for Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)/Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) alumni from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Alumni can invite colleagues if well motivated and to a limited extent. This course is aimed at alumni whose current practice is related to the theme of the course. Female participation is strongly encouraged. The participants will be chosen based on their relevant professional backgrounds, strong motivation and high potential of the prolonged development impact of the training.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand and explain how land management contributes and/or affects food security and adequate housing
  2. Discuss and analyze the interrelatedness of food security, land management and adequate housing.
  3. Understand and analyze the gender implications of food security, land management and the provision of adequate housing in the context of New Town development
  4. Develop a comprehensive action plan incorporating gender-sensitive and inclusive urban development approaches

Course Content

This course will be divided into two components:

Component 1: Theory

Component 1 delivers course’s content theoretical underpinnings and includes participatory lectures, case study presentations and exercises (using a variety of techniques). 

  • Module 1: New Towns development: trends and changing paradigms for sustainable urbanization
    • Main theories, trends and sustainable urban development paradigms are introduced and link to the main theme of the course enabling participants to understand how New Towns affects food security (Obj. 1) and how land management contributes to food security and provision of adequate housing (Obj. 2).

  • Module 2: Sustainable Food Systems and Urban Agriculture

    • By looking at these specific issues, participants will be able to analyze the interrelatedness of food security, land management and adequate housing (Obj 3).

  • Module 3: Women and vulnerable groups’ role and implications in food security

    • Having an understanding and analytical view of the above modules, module 3 links the main themes of the course to gender issues, focusing on women and poor farmers (Obj. 4). 

Component 2: Linking Theory to Practice

Component 2 links the theory learned in Component 1 by applying the knowledge through a practice oriented Strategic Action Planning Workshop (SAP). The SAP consist of a problem analysis, objective setting, developing and choosing the preferred strategy, the scheduling of the action plan and a communication plan.

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