International course on Facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships to foster sustainable and inclusive food systems

Training Date: 25 October-3 November 2017
Application Deadline: 18 September 2017
Venue: Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal

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Short course fact sheet


Today’s world is faced by many complex issues; the over use of natural resources, climate change, continuing poverty and inequality. Quite simply, these complex problems require innovative solutions that call for new ways of working together across the boundaries of business, government and civil society. However, good processes don't just happen, they need to be designed and facilitated. Specifically, they need to be designed and facilitated on the basis of a sound rationale for change based on a good understanding of the context, with a clear purpose and vision in mind, and based on principles for transformative change. 


The Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP) course covers state-of-the-art thinking about designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships and institutional change with the following objectives:

  • to understand the concepts and rationale of multi-stakeholder partnerships, complexity and institutional change
  • to analyze different types of multi-stakeholder partnerships in terms of the issues at stake, the stakeholders, their interests, (power) relations, conflicts, external context, etc.
  • to discover how to design and plan an extended MSP; and 
  • to practice and learn how to use a broad range of participatory methodologies and tools in MSPs.

At the end of the course you will feel confidence to design and facilitate complex change processes, in which diverse stakeholders are able to meet, share experiences, learn together and contribute to decisions. 

Training Approach

The learning process will be interactive and evidence-based, and will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences while also building opportunities for the participants to learn from regional and international experiences.

Target Group 

The ten-day MSP course is intended for professionals from different national and international institutions who are engaged in multi-stakeholder partnerships to foster sustainable and inclusive food systems. We invite MSP practitioners from NGOs, government, private sector, research, universities or consultants including those involved in relevant policy design, project management and extension.

Further practical information

Discounted Course fee: NPR 90,000 (applicable only for the Nepalese participants)
Duration: 10 days (from 23 October to 3 November, 2017)
Deadline for application: 18 September, 2017
Venue: Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal

We will accommodate all participants in a hotel in Pokhara with full board and lodging, as part of the course fee. Fee also includes all course related costs (materials like the MSP book, field visit, administration). Participants however are requested to arrange their own travel to Pokhara. 

Please visit for application form and instructions. For more information, please contact at or at 9851230438.The participants will be granted a certificate of participation.

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Short course fact sheet