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CCSI | Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture
Date and Time
15th June 2021 All Day Event
25th June 2021 All Day Event
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Event Details

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Next Training: June 15-25, 2021
Location: Online   

Download the 2021 Executive Training Brochure herePlease find the application link here. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31, 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:

  • Short and interactive live training sessions will take place each business day from June 15-25. These sessions will be dedicated to engagement with course lecturers and practitioners, and to peer-to-peer sharing. A detailed schedule of live sessions will be shared with participants in early 2021.
  • Background materials for each training topic, including video presentations and readings, will be shared with participants through a dedicated course platform and available for review by participants in advance of the live sessions.

What are the program fees?

The training will be made freely available to accepted participants who fall into the following categories:

  • Non-profit organizations (must be registered as a non-profit in your jurisdiction)
  • Government officials from low- and middle-income countries

A program fee of USD $500 applies to all other accepted participants, including those who fall into the following categories:

  • Government officials from high-income countries
  • Private sector
  • Funders (including bilateral development agencies and foundations)
  • UN agencies
  • Intergovernmental organizations

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.

Faculty

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:

  • Luiz Amaral, Director, Global Solutions for Commodities and Finance, World Resources Institute
  • Ward Anseeuw, Senior Technical Specialist (Knowledge, Learning and Innovation), International Law Coalition; Research Fellow, CIRAD
  • Joseph Bell, Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Karol Boudreaux, Chief Program Officer, Landesa
  • Ronald Chari, Counsel, World Bank Group
  • Lorenzo Cotula, Principal Researcher, IIED
  • Sonkita Conteh, Director, Sierra Leone Program, Namati
  • Esther Delbourg, École Polytechnique
  • Heather Eisenlord, Human Rights Director, ISLP
  • Joshua Fisher, Director, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity
  • Laura German, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Center for Integrative Conservation and Research, University of Georgia
  • Bruce Gilchrist, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Michael Jarvis, Executive Director, Transparency & Accountability Initiative
  • Kiersten Johnson, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, USAID Bureau for Food Security
  • Jon Lindsay, Lead Counsel for Land and Natural Resources, Environmental and International Law Practice Group, World Bank
  • Simon Mason, Senior Research Scientist, Climate, Disasters, International Outreach, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
  • Tiernan Mennen, Vice President, Governance and Rights, Abt Associates
  • Ángel G. Muñoz, Associate Research Scientist,Climate Variations and Predictability, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
  • Mark Musumba, Associate Research Scientist, Agriculture and Food Security Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Carolyn Mutter, International Program Manager, Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)
  • Amanda Richardson, Co-Founder and Program Director, Resource Equity
  • Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Alex Ruane, Research Coordinator and Climate Team Lead, Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Tess Russo, Portfolio Lead and Research Scientist, Global Good, Intellectual Ventures
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, University Professor at Columbia University, and Senior UN Advisor
  • Senior legal, economics, and technical staff of CCSI
Location
Online