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

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

Eligible countriesBenin, 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
DatesJanuary 10 2022 - February 3 2022
Course modalityThis course will take place fully online
Application deadlineDecember 10, 2021
Expected outcome selectionDecember 13, 2021
Local partnersUniversity of Khartoum
Course coordinatorsOre Fika

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

Should I join this course?

This course is intended for Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)/Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) alumni from Sudan, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan. Alumni are allowed to 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 causes, trends, challenges and actors that contribute to food insecurity and the impact it has on impoverishment
  2. Analyse, prioritise and apply innovative and water and nature-based solutions that ensure sustainable and equitable food production and distribution
  3. To develop innovative gender-sensitive strategies and action plans (on a local and regional level) that promote long-lasting links between food security and local economic development.

Course Content

The Refresher Course will be divided into three modules:

Each module consists of components that relate to food security, innovation and inclusive land and water governance strategies that improve local economic development

Week 1

Module 1: Food systems and sustainable food production actors, trends and challenges for sustainability

  • Understanding food systems, its actors, the causes of food insecurity and bottlenecks to sustainability
  • Social, economic and environmental impact of food insecurity on the impoverishment of vulnerable groups
  • Gender inequalities and food security
  • Linking holistic land and water rights and governance strategies to food security

Week 1&2

Module 2: Social, Economic and environmental innovation in Land and water governance for food security

  • Innovation in Land and water governance for food security
  • Social innovation for empowerment
  • Economic innovation for local economic development
  • Environmental innovation and practices – Nature-based solution
  • Multi-stakeholder engagement and processes for food security
  • Legal instruments for food security

Week 3

Module 3: Development of tailor-made and inclusive strategies for lasting food security 

  • Action planning workshop and guideline development - problem identification, SWOT, multi-stakeholder analysis, objective and goal settling, multi-criteria analysis, gender-sensitive strategy development and development of action plan timeline
  • Knowledge dissemination by participants in the seminar

The teaching methods in modules include lectures, discussions, debates (land court), excursion, exercises, workshop and seminar. All activities and teaching methods will be evaluated by course participants and with local partners.

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