Next Training: June 15-25, 2021
CCSI’s Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture provides an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the challenges and opportunities of agricultural investments. The program is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to address some of the key challenges posed by international investments in agriculture, and to encourage a rich dialogue about practices from around the globe.
Who should attend?
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. Representatives of bilateral development agencies, foundations, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, and the private sector may also be admitted.
The training is delivered in English. All participants must be able to communicate fluently in English.
When and how will the training be delivered?
The training will take place from June 15-25, 2021.
While the Executive Training is usually held in-person at Columbia University, the 2021 program will be held online.
The virtual training will include asynchronous and synchronous learning and peer-to-peer sharing components:
What are the program fees?
The training will be made freely available to accepted participants who fall into the following categories:
A program fee of USD $500 applies to all other accepted participants, including those who fall into the following categories:
Please note that CCSI adheres to a strict cancellation and refund policy for all executive trainings. Details of the cancellation policy applicable to online trainings will be posted on this website page in November 2020.
How can I apply?
Complete and submit this application form.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until March 31, 2021. We encourage applicants to apply early in order to secure a place.
The course draws primarily from among faculty and experts at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Outside experts also teach specific topics related to their expertise. Faculty from the past trainings have included: