Wageningen International and KIT are conducting an 11-day course on Local Governance for Rural Development from 9-20 February 2009.
The course focuses on the challenges faced around building local governance in support of rural development. By relating theory to practice, course participants, with support of trainers and resource persons, will analyse existing complex situations, and develop strategies to develop opportunities and overcome barriers. The course will focus on multi-stakeholder processes and social learning as means of enhancing the success of the various strategies in use.
As a participant you will learn how to deal with the complexity of governance and the engagement with multiple actors each with their own ambitions. You will gain increased understanding of your organisation’s current and desired position, roles, and interests in relation to local governance for rural development. You will work with multi-stakeholder and social learning concepts and methodologies for institutional change, and you will learn to reflect on them.
The course is designed for people who are involved with governance processes in a rural environment. It is suitable for government officials of different levels, project and programme managers, policy makers, consultants, NGO staff, federations of community organisations or private sector organisations.