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The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) and MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) will open on 31 August!

  • 12th August 2022
  • by secretary
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Mark your calendar: The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) and MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) will open on 31 August!

Apply before 26 September 2022:

Did you miss the previous Orange Knowledge Programme or MENA Scholarship Programme deadline? No worries, the next round will open on 31 August 2022. And did you know you can already apply for one of the 12 online courses open to scholarships?  During this scholarship round, we also offer 3 blended courses (only OKP eligible).


Are you a professional and do you want to develop your skills in sustainable and inclusive food systems, to tackle the major challenges our society is facing? Then this is your chance to improve your knowledge during an online postgraduate course at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI), part of Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands.


We invite you to apply before 26 September 2022 for one of the following courses open to scholarships:


Just a few examples of online courses that are open for scholarships:

Course Milking to Potential<>

🐄The global growing demand for dairy products has led to a significant increase in public and private involvement and to new opportunities for a range of stakeholders. Do you want to learn how to design and implement dairy development strategies in emerging economies?

In the course ‘Milking to Potential’, you will learn:


✅ How to draw a clear picture of the multiple aspects of dairy systems, accounting for its technical, socio-economic and environmental components.

✅ How to develop contextualised scenarios in search of alternative options and trade-offs in resource-scarce situations, using state-of-the-art approaches; ✅ Design concerted transition paths for the introduction of innovative interventions that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.

Learn from dairy sector experiences from all over the world with a specific focus on the Dutch dairy sector challenges and opportunities!

More information & registration


Course Water Stewardship for Climate Resilience<>

💦Making the best use of water asks for more than thinking of and knowledge about global challenges around food security and water security. It requires individuals who are good communicator across cultures and sectors, who dare to speak up, who are eager to work with others and ensure that partnerships can function more smoothly.


The course Water Stewardship for Climate Resilience will dive into:


✅The essence of integrated water resources management and water stewardship; ✅The interactions between agriculture and wetlands; ✅Facilitation skills in multi-stakeholder processes and supportive tools ✅Communication, negotiation, lobby and advocacy skills;


More information & registration


Course Contemporary Approaches to Genetic Resources<> Genetic diversity is endangered by modern agriculture and globalisation. Modern production and marketing depends on genetically uniform varieties that deliver uniform food products.

The course ‘Contemporary Approaches to Genetic Resources Conservation and Use’ will dive into:


✅ Plant genetic resources management strategies ✅ Genetic resource policy and management strategies:

✅ Implementation of the International Treaty


More information & registration


Blended courses:


*   Agence Paysanne pour Economies Rurales (Benin)

*   Managing Risk in the Face of Climate Change (Thailand)

*   Rural Entrepreneurship Africa (Ghana)


Eligibility Criteria Orange Knoweldge Programme


The Orange Knowledge Programme is managed by Nuffic and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Orange Knowledge Programme is a Dutch global development programme. The Orange Knowledge Programme individual scholarships are open to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of – and living and working in – the following countries:


Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.


Check the eligibility criteria here:


Eligibility Criteria MENA Scholarship Programme


The scholarships are awarded in a competitive selection to highly motivated professionals ‘change makers’ who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation. 50% of all scholarships are allocated to female applicants. The MSP is open to professionals who are nationals of – and living and working in – one of the countries listed below:

Algeria • Egypt • Iran • Iraq • Jordan • Lebanon • Libya • Morocco • Oman • Tunisia


Check all the eligibility criteria here


The Application process


  1. Check our available courses here: 2. Register via the orange button at the course page 3. After registration, you receive an email with the next steps 4. More information on scholarship possibilities? 👉
  2. More information on how to apply ? 👉

Kind regards,

Irene Stapensea

Wageningen University & Research