NFP/NICHE alumni events

Upcoming events

Cotonou, Benin, 17 - 19 May 2017

Benin



Food Security in Francophone West Africa with special focus on natural resource management (land and water)

 

 

With the financial support from NUFFIC, ISS, in collaboration with Université d'Abomey-Calavi, is organizing an alumni event to bring Alumni from ISS & other Dutch Higher Education Institutes together in Cotonou to stimulate knowledge sharing on food security issues and create a sustainable network to reinforce partnership with the Dutch academic world in Benin and Burkina Faso.

Focus of the event
  • Interactive and didactic sessions on key issues around the food security situation in the West African region (focus on land tenure and water management) led by experts in the field.
  • Facilitating exchanges among alumni with regards to their experiences on the theme.
  • Field visit to demonstrate innovative approaches on natural resource management.
  • Stimulate networking among alumni, the Netherlands Alumni Association of Benin, Dutch businesses and the Dutch embassy in Cotonou.
  • Create and strengthen an alumni network of Dutch graduates working in Benin and Burkina Faso.
Tentative panelists
  • Professor Jun Borras: Professor of Agrarian Studies at ISS
  • Laurent Stravato: Agri Water Specialist, International Finance Corporation (World BankGroup) and ISS alumnus
  • Professor Euloge Agbossou: Professor of Water Management at Université d'Abomey- Calavi and Director of the National Institute of Water
  • Dutch Embassy in Benin
For whom (max. 25 participants)
  • NFP and NICHE alumni who have studied at ISS or another Dutch institute for higher education.
  • Currently resident in Benin or Burkina Faso.
  • Interest in policy-oriented social science on food security in Francophone West Africa and wish to be linked to the international community of professionals dealing with these issues.
  • Professional and student experiences relevant to food security (private sector candidates given special attention).
  • Equal participation of men and women in the event as much as possible.
Registration

 Register by filling in this form. Registration deadline is 30 March 2017.

Logistics
  • Transport and lodging costs for the selected alumni participants will be covered.
  • The spoken language during the event will be Englih.