Programme information

The Food Systems Leadership Programme

The leadership programme training takes four months, and is followed by six months of coaching. You will meet regularly online, take part in interactive sessions and work on your individual missions as food systems leaders.

Upon successful completion of the four month training programme you will receive a certificate from Wageningen University & Research. Graduates of the full ten months will be invited to become Fellows in the African Food Fellowship.

Over the course, you will cover four modules. Each of these cover fundamental skills you will need as a food systems leader. The modules are as follows:

MODULE I

BASIC CONCEPTS

Develop strategy, design and plan action for food systems transformation

MODULE II

UNDERSTANDING FOOD SYSTEM LEADERSHIP

The food system in my impact area, me and my leadership, working as a systems leader

MODULE III

PRActising food system leadership

What is systems leadership, the food system, the network, the ‘how’ of system change

MODULE IV

reflection and fellowship community

Upon completion of the programme, you will receive a certificate and six further months of coaching to put your recently acquired food systems leadership skills into practice

Meet the Fellows

“We need a leadership programme that is focused on creating change within food systems and operating on a wide scale across Africa, moving the boundaries for decision-making. Each cohort of leaders will collaborate for over four months in a world-leading systems leadership programme that will be followed by dedicated coaching support.”

Joost Guijt, Director, African Food Fellowship.