Would you like to create change in local innovation systems aiming at inclusive business? Do you wonder how to create opportunities for agribusinesses in value chains?
Welcome to our 3-month blended-learning programme, which will help you make a real impact on the livelihoods of communities for a very long time to come. 'Making Innovation Work' supports you to translate innovations into practical interventions. You learn how to get commitment from a wide range of stakeholders and guidance on how to translate your innovation into profit.
When you are working on exciting innovations for the agribusiness sector - your ultimate goal is of course to get support from agribusiness actors and see your innovation implemented and have a real impact. We are passionate about helping innovators like you reach this goal! Your work will have great and sustainable impact when you know how:
"Making Innovation Work" allows you to become a key player in making innovation work for the agribusiness sector.
The course "Making Innovation Work" is a three-months blended learning programme with online and group trainings. It combines the advantages of group learning and digital (on and offline) learning instruments.
In the group training you will learn from people from different contexts, getting exposure to other realities during real-life case studies and field visits. During the group training you will also be exposed to interactive learning and facilitation techniques that might inspire and serve as role model for you.
The digital instruments will allow you to learn in the time that suite best to your agenda. It will also assure application and adaptation to own reality while being coached by trainers with a wide range of experience.
You will learn about the building blocks of innovation processes and how to navigate projects in complex settings. You will assess proven business models and their relevance to accelerate entrepreneurial development. You will learn how to involve the relevant stakeholders and motivate them to commit to long term partnerships. You will visit and talk to stakeholders that are part of a innovation process in the Netherlands and learn about the dynamics of such processes and the role a broker plays in it.
You will learn how to design multi-stakeholder meetings and how to guide group discussion towards successful outcomes while keeping everybody on board and finish in time. You will learn how to facilitate negotiation processes towards win-win solutions.
The digital modules consist of audio and video files, transcripts, ready-made templates, background reading and practical assignments deepening the materials dealt with in the face-to-face training.
You will get personal feedback from the iCRA trainers and fellow trainees on your practical assignments as well as coaching - as you apply your learnings in your own context. We help you achieve your personal learning objectives and beyond
During online group mastermind sessions, you can ask all the questions you like and discuss and reflect upon common challenges with your fellow trainees and iCRA trainer.
"I used to struggle with how to create a team which I don't need to chase; a team in which all of us work together on development and cooperate".
Toni Apita, Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD) in Uganda (iCRA Alumnus 2015)
The course is specially designed for professionals who..
This course is a recognised NUFFIC course and therefore qualifies for OKP & MENA Scholarships. Each course participant will receive a certificate of attendance after completing all elements of the three months programme.