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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Call for Applications - Negotiation skills training IUCN
In cooperation with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation, IUCN - BIOPAMA, is organising a regional program in Kenya and/or South Africa.

Please find here the call for applications.

3-day Workshop for Training Institutions and Protected Area Agencies in South Africa
In cooperation with SCF, IUCN organized a consultative workshop to enhance capacity for stakeholder engagement at the interface of protected areas from 19 to 21 August 2014 in Johannesburg.
This workshop was part of a larger cooperation between SCF and BIOPAMA, a project of IUCN.