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Water Stewardship in Action for Water and Food Security

Wageningen University & Research

Certificate / Diploma Short course Wageningen

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) brings knowledge on food systems into action, by strengthening capacities for sustainable development in upcoming markets.
Course description Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation supports value creation by strengthening capacities for sustainable development. As the international expertise and capacity building institute of Wageningen University & Research we bring knowledge into action, with the aim to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 members of staff and 10,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is a world leader in its domain. An integral way of working, and cooperation between the exact sciences and the technological and social disciplines are key to its approach.
Study subjects Concepts, approaches and (international) agreements in wetland, river basin and integrated water resources management; Participation, participatory planning, stakeholder and institutional analysis, multi-stakeholder processes and institutional change; Communication and facilitation, conflict management, leadership and stewardship; Fieldwork participatory wetland management planning; (Adult) learning, capacity development, training and curriculum development.
Course objectives After this course you have: *skills to develop an IWRM strategy *skills and supportive tools to facilitate multi-stakeholder planning processes in the management of water resources at wetland and basin level *the ability to apply the concept of learning at different levels *(improved) training, facilitation, communication and conflict management skills *(enhanced) curriculum development skills to build capacity in IWRM and water stewardship After this course you are: *a better water s
ECTS credits 0.00
Duration 3 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, integration module, project, self evaluation, lecture, self study, seminar, excursion, tutorial, traineeship, gaming, working group, group assignment, oral presentation, workshop, group discussion, individual assignment, poster presentation
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About the institution

Department Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Information about the institution Wageningen University & Research is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment'.


Admission requirements
  1. At least a Bachelor level qualification or equivalent educational background.
  2. At least 2 years of professional experience; be involved in wetland management and preferably assigned to capacity development in wetland management.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL paper based 550
Professional experience required -
Duration 3 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
8 Jun 2020 27 Apr 2020 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 4100€ 4100€ 4100

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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