This popular international course is an introduction to how markets can be used as tools to alleviate poverty in a sustainable manner. It introduces participants to the conceptual frameworks related to the market-economic domain of development. These can be used to identify smallholder inclusive development opportunities.
The course provides practical tools and instruments to develop appropriate interventions. The subject will be addressed through three interrelated questions. First, how can the poor effectively engage in market development? Second, how can their products be tailored and the product flows adapted to better access markets? Third, how can institutions accommodate this inclusive development process best while considering cross-cutting issues like, for instance, gender and equity? The course supports policy makers, development practitioners and professionals of service providers, including research and educational organizations, in their changed roles as market facilitators.
Interested candidates can apply to Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation for admission to the training. Click here to apply.
A limited number of fellowships is available from Nuffic - the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for nationals of certain countries. In order to apply for such a NFP fellowship, you have to register through the Nuffic Scholarship Online (SOL) system. Applications for NFP fellowships should be submitted before 1 May 2012. You will be informed by Nuffic whether your application has been accepted. More information on the NFP fellowships.
Please note that for a valid NPF fellowship application you need to register directly at CDI as well as at Nuffic (SOL). Your fellowship application will not be taken into account if you register with only one of these two institutions.
NFP Fellowships available – apply before 1 May 2012 -