CCSI provides tailored trainings and supports peer-to-peer learning that respond to specific identified needs of government, civil society, lawyers, communities, private sector, and other stakeholders. In doing this, we frequently collaborate with key partners, ranging from local civil society organizations to UN agencies.
Examples of recent trainings and peer-to-peer learning forums include:
- Cameroon, December 2020: CCSI will lead a four-day virtual training on sustainable investments in agriculture for representatives from government, civil society and communities in Cameroon. The training includes sessions on land rights, grievance redress, and community engagement, led by CCSI senior researchers and experts from Cameroon and abroad.
- Virtual, Fall 2020: In partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), we organized a peer-to-peer learning forum for government officials from Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. The forum focused on key stages in investment approval processes for land investments. Learn more.
- E-learning course: CCSI partnered with FAO to develop an e-learning course on creating an enabling environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems. The course is freely available, accessible online and available for download. Find it here.
- Sierra Leone, July 2019: In partnership with the Sierra Leone Bar Association and Namati, we organized a workshop for lawyers working in government and private practice on contracts related to agriculture investments.
- Mozambique, October 2018: In partnership with Terra Firma, ORAM and TiNdzila - Centro de Pesquisa sobre Governação de Terras e Desenvolvimento Local, we co-led a training for local civil society representatives on community-investor contract negotiations in the context of an international eucalyptus plantation.
If you have identified a need for training or peer learning related to responsible investment in land, agriculture, and food systems, please contact us to discuss. We now also offer direct technical support to governments and civil society through an on-going collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Learn more.
In addition to tailored trainings, CCSI offers an annual Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture. This training equips government officials, civil society representatives, and other participants to address challenges and opportunities of international agricultural investments.