The training programme is organized by the Centre for Development Innovation at Wageningen University and Research Centre. Candidates from the following developing countries can apply for fellowship opportunity to participate in this course through the Nuffic – Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP).
List of eligible countries for NFP: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, DR. Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
This international course is an introduction to how markets can be used as tools to alleviate poverty. The course aims at assisting in finding answers to two interrelated questions:
- How can the poor effectively engage in market development?
- How can the poor access markets better with their products?
The aims and objectives of the course are:
- Strengthen competencies in the area of market access by differentiating between issues related to market participation, chain governance and institutional change
- Introduce participants to the conceptual frameworks related to market development which can be used to identify pro-poor development opportunities
- Support policy makers, development practitioners and professional service providers in their new role as market facilitators
- Improve the understanding of the factors influencing chain dynamics
- Provide tools and instruments to develop marketled, pro-poor and/or sustainable development interventions.