Involving the marginalized

Applying innovative Urban Planning and Land Management Strategies for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security



The new dates are 21 September-2 October 2020

Application deadlineTo be announced
Local partners

Institute of Human Settlements Studies (IHSS), Ardhi University

Course coordinatorsOre Fika, Saskia Ruijsink

This course is organized 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 Tanzania and neighbouring OKP/NFP countries. Eligible countries are: Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 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.

Course content

The course focuses on involving the marginalized in achieving sustainable food security. The marginalized in Sub-Saharan Africa are mostly women who are primarily small scale farmers. They are impacted the most and longest in terms of food insecurity. 

The module structure of the course allows the systematic building of knowledge. Each module calls for a different analysis and skill sets. 

Module 1: Food systems and sustainable food production

  • Introduction to sustainable food production;
  • Social, economic and environmental impact of food insecurity;
  • Gender inequalities and food security;
  • Linkages between food insecurity, rapid urbanization and peri-urbanization;
  • Land rights and accessibility for the marginalized

Module 2: Innovative strategies for food security;

  • Innovative and inclusive planning strategies for food security;
    • Social innovation;
    • Empowerment food productions;
    • Multi-stakeholder engagement and processes;
  • Innovative and equitable land strategies;
    • Nature-based solutions for food security (environmental instruments);
    • Land value redistribution for food security (financial instruments);
    • Conservation easement, transfer of development rights, land readjustment and inclusionary zoning for food security (legal instruments)

Module 3 (practical): Development of fit-for-purpose strategies for marginalized groups;

  • Action planning workshop and guideline development - problem identification and analysis, strategy development and prioritization;
  • Knowledge dissemination by participants in the seminar

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the environmental, legal, social, economic and governance issues affecting the realization of sustainable and inclusive food security
  • Identify, assess and apply contemporary, innovative and equitable planning and land management strategies in achieving long-lasting food systems in urban and peri-urban areas.
  • Develop fit-for-purpose and inclusive strategies aimed at achieving sustainable food security.

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