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Teaching and Curriculum Development
As an academic center in a leading university, CCSI develops first-rate courses to teach sustainable international investment to students and professionals to help disseminate practical approaches and best practices.
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Creating an Enabling Environment for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (E-Learning)
CCSI partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop an e-learning course, ‘Creating an enabling environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems,’ to provide an overview of the Committee on World Food Security’s Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI), highlight the features and key players of an enabling environment that promotes responsible investment in agriculture and food security, and unravel the important role that this investment plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
CCSI’s Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture provides an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the challenges and opportunities of agricultural investments. The program is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to address some of the key challenges posed by international investments in agriculture, and to encourage a rich dialogue about practices from around the globe.
When not designed or implemented carefully, large-scale investment in agriculture can pose risks related to human rights and land rights. These risks are most acutely felt by rights-holders, but they can also have reputational, financial or other implications for governments and investors.
In 2017 CCSI integrated climate change as one of the core modules in its executive training on extractive industries and sustainable development. The training session provides an introductory overview of climate change impacts, and the Paris Agreement. It gives an overview of various policy developments that have driven and will continue to drive the energy transition, as well as how the private sector is responding.
CCSI focuses on the intersection of international investment law and international human rights law, and the impacts of their application for the most vulnerable of rights-holders. Among other things, this includes a specific focus on investment arbitrations, and their implications for the realization of human rights.
Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance (facilitated MOOC)
Twice a year, CCSI, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the World Bank and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) offer a massive open online course (MOOC) on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance. This MOOC, (delivered in English, with video transcripts also available in French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic),… read more
CCSI has partnered with the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) and Tanzania’s UONGOZI Institute to develop a capacity-development program for Tanzania’s Oil & Gas Negotiation Team
The program is designed for public sector officials whose responsibilities relate to investment treaty negotiation or investor-state arbitration.
This program is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to promote the responsible development of the extractive industries sector in resource-rich developing countries and to encourage a rich dialogue about best practices from around the globe.
CCSI regularly delivers adapted versions of the Executive Training Program on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development in various host-countries around the world.
The course covers the inter-related challenges of governance, infrastructure, economic diversification, environmental management, and economic development.
The ultimate objective of the project is to construct model syllabi for international investment law and make them available to institutions of higher learning throughout the world, especially in emerging markets.
CCSI staff work with Law School administrators to build curricula around foreign direct investment issues.