Programme Design

Making progress towards ending hunger and poverty

13 training days | two residential workshops | one-on-one mentoring

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This advanced level course will give you practical guidance to develop effective and innovative programmes towards ending hunger and poverty.


  • You will learn about project and programme design in the context of food and nutrition security as well as best practices to enhance citizen empowerment and governance systems to advance social change


  • You will design impact-oriented interventions and write winning proposals


  • You will become proficient in using analysis and planning tools, as well as developing effective monitoring and evaluation systems 


  • You will reflect on your role as a civil society actor and learn how to support innovation processes


  • You will explore powerful tools to energise your team and work in high-performing partnerships to reach your targets


The course includes two workshops with a total of 13 training days as well as one-on-one mentoring by the facilitators. Course language is English.


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For whom

  • Mid to senior level staff of civil society organisations working on hunger and poverty


Fees include workshops, materials, accommodation, meals, mentoring

  • International NGOs: € 1,900 / person

  • National NGOs: € 1,100 / person



  • 10% Early bird: 8 weeks before the course starts

  • 10% Group discount: for registration of 2 and more


What people say...

Pouv Sithav

Project Coordinator, CEDAC Cambodia

“It was the first time for me to participate in such a course and it made me more confident and equipped for my career. Especially the sessions on food and nutrition security, log frame and rights-based approach were highly relevant to my field. I was happy to learn practices and solutions from other participants as well. This course was very important for my career.”


Marie-Christine Monnier

Marie est Ingénieur Agronome et Economiste Senior, spécialiste de sols et de plantes. Passionnée de cuisine et de vins, et militante du droit à une alimentation bonne et saine pour tous, elle a construit sa vie professionnelle autour des pratiques durables de l’agriculture et de la valorisation de ses produits. Majoritairement engagée dans le Développement, au sein d’ONG internationales, d’institutions publiques françaises et européennes et dans le secteur privé, elle a travaillé comme chercheur, chef de projets/ programmes, consultante, entrepreneuse et gestionnaire de l’aide. MC Monnier est actuellement Experte Agriculture et Nutrition pour Welthungerhilfe en RDC.

Lioba Weingaertner

Lioba est titulaire d’un diplôme et d’un doctorat en nutrition et travaille depuis plus de 30 ans comme consultant indépendant, formateur, facilitateur et évaluateur pour la coopération bilatérale allemande (BMZ, GIZ, KfW), et pour organisations (Welthungerhilfe, Misereor, Bread for the World/EED), les Nations Unies (WEP, FAO), l’Union Européenne. Ses priorités thématiques incluent la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, la réduction de la pauvreté, les ODM/ODD, la société civile, pour ne citer que quelques-unes. Lioba est la facilitatrice de ce cours depuis son lancement en 2014.

Sohini Paul

She has worked in the development sector for more than two decades - mostly on governance, human rights, and capacity building in the South Asian context. Sohini works full-time for the CSA. Her roles include facilitation, course coordination, outreach Asia, as well as mentoring and networking.

Joachim Schwarz

Joachim started his career with the UN before shifting to civil society. In Welthungerhilfe, he worked in leading positions in Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and as Regional Director for South Asia. Joachim is passionate about Civil Society and has been the main engine of the Civil Society Academy since its inception in 2014. He is also a lecturer in Geography at Bonn University .

Sweta Banerjee

She works as a nutrition expert for Welthungerhilfe India and also provides support to Welthungerhilfe’s projects in Nepal and Bangladesh. Sweta has been working in the public health and nutrition sector for more than 20 years and has extensive experience of working with the community.

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