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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IPMS 2016
DATES FOR IPMS-23 are known!
Very succesful IPMS 2015
From 7 to 14 June 2015 30 participants (from 15 different countries) and 11 faculty team members (from 8 different countries) gathered at Hotel Bergse Bossen in Driebergen for the 22nd edition of the International Programme on the Management of Sustainability (IPMS).

Professor William Moomaw - Head of Faculty:
"It takes a team to deliver a high quality program like IPMS.  And this year was an extraordinary example.  The program flowed seamlessly from Sunday evening through Saturday night.  The participants who ranged from excellent graduate students to senior officials recognized the quality of the offering and rose to the occasion.  And all seemed to be having fun and enjoying themselves...."
Negotiation Skills for Sustainable Protected Areas (RPMS BIOPAMA II)

22-27 February 2015, Roodevallei Lodge, Pretoria, South Africa

Training of Trainers BIOPAMA: Negotiating for Sustainable Development
8-13 February 2015, Roodevallei Lodge, Pretoria, South Africa