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The Columbia Centre at the Columbia University is inviting applications for its Sustainable Investments in Agriculture Executive Training Program, scheduled to take place from June 9-19, 2020 in New York City, United States.
Application Deadline: 14th February 2020 (Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible, particularly if seeking a partial scholarship).
Eligible Countries: Low and Middle Income countries
To Be Taken At (Country): Columbia University (New York)
About the Award: The program adopts an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable investments in agriculture. It provides an overview of pressing issues related to agricultural investments, as well as an introduction to relevant practical skills. The overarching goal of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to support responsible agricultural investment, and to facilitate a rich dialogue about best practices from around the globe. By working through case studies with practitioners and experts in the field, participants will focus on how to use analytical tools and frameworks to harness international agricultural investments for sustainable development.
Eligibility: This interdisciplinary program is designed for mid-level public sector officials and civil society representatives from low- and middle-income countries, whose responsibilities relate to investments, agriculture, land or rural development. A select number of representatives from development agencies and the private sector may also be admitted. (Please note that you are responsible for securing a visa for your participation; we recommend applying for a tourist visa. If you need a letter from us, please let us know as soon as possible. All participants must be able to read and communicate in English.)
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The program fee for this nine-day training is USD $3,800 – this covers lectures, on-campus accommodation, breakfasts and lunches, and social events. Without accommodation, the program fee is USD $2,500. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Duration of Program: The 2020 program will be held from June 9-19.
How to Apply: The application is available here.