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International (short)course: Rights based approach to food and nutrition security

There are an estimated 805 million people undernourished in the world, who go to bed hungry every day. One in eight persons world-wide suffers from life-long negative impact of undernutrition. Children are the most obvious victims. Not only increased morbidity and mortality is observed, but also learning disabilities, delayed cognitive development and poor health. During the course of life not only a decreased productivity and income-generating are documented but also increased health risks, such as increased risk on birth complications and obesity are being observed, exposing the future generation of children to the same risks.   Course objectives Upon completion of this course you will: - have new insights about concepts and principles on human rights-based approach, Right to Food, Food and Nutrition Security and their interrelationships; - understand the role of right holders, duty bearers and accountability agents and their main rights and obligations and responsibilities; - have clear ideas for incorporating rights-based elements in interventions addressing food and nutrition insecurity; - be better equipped to lobby and advocate for the Right to Food   Target audience Applicants should have a BSc or equivalent in the field of food and nutrition, home economics, agriculture, medicine or a related field, and have at least three years of professional experience related to the field of the course. Competence in the English language is necessary.   Practical information Price: 3,500 Euro Date: 5 - 16 February 2018 Application deadline: 18 December 2017 Deadline NFP (KOP): 18 October 2017 (for a fellowship opportunity) Location: The Netherlands   For more information: see our website
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation