The Executive Education Course on Sustainable Development Diplomacy (SDD) is a two-week training course of Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture, and Innovation (EL&I) (former Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV)), and the Sustainability Challenge Foundation (SCF). 

The purpose of the program is to provide (future) leaders in the public, private or non-profit sector with a combination of theory and practice of international (including European) negotiations in the field of sustainable development, allowing them to better tackle the world’s most challenging public problems. The course aims at teaching both experienced mid-career practitioners from ministries and excellent PhD and/or master students from Fletcher and WUR. 


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The Sustainability Challenge Foundation has a new president!
The board of the Sustainability Challenge Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Yvo de Boer as the new president as of 11 January 2016.
From 16 to 21 November 2015, RPMS Zambia took place in Chisamba.  This program was organized by UNDP in cooperation with SCF.

SCF Experiences at Rio+20
Travel report Rio+20 Conference, 16-23 June 2012

While the 19th International Programme on the Management of Sustainability (IPMS-19) is continuing for another full day, a few people of the Sustainability Challenge Foundation leave Driebergen on Saturday morning to catch their flight to Rio de Janeiro where they will be representing the Foundation.

You can read about their experiences here (travel report by Viv Mestdagh, International Program Manager of SCF).