For whom?

This course is for three groups:

a)  It is for migrant organisations and migrants who send remittances to people engaged in agriculture related activities. Members of the diaspora could use the information offered in this course to start a discussion on small scale investments which would increase productivity and income. They often have access to more information than people who stay at home. Sharing this information could lead to highly beneficial initiatives.

Migrants and migrant organisations

b) People engaged in food production and food processing in the countries of origin, who have relatives or friends abroad. They could develop their own plans further with the information in this course and could approach their friends abroad with concrete proposals for investment.

People engaged in agriculture with friends abroad

c) Institutions involved in agricultural development and diaspora engagement, which could use the information to support projects, programmes and policies that assist smallholders to increase productivity and income.

Institutions that support investment in agribusiness

By whom?

The course has been developed in partnership between The Network University (TNU) and the African Diaspora Policy Centre (ADPC). The course will be directed by Professor Dr. Gerd Junne, in cooperation with Vic Klabbers (TNU).

ADPC is a Dutch based think tank, located in The Hague. ADPC has been playing a catalyst role in strengthening strategic partnership building in development, competency and professional skills development of diaspora organizations active in the field of development cooperation.

The Network University (TNU) facilitates innovative learning and capacity building for a global network of professionals, students, non-profit organizations, agencies and networks, specializing in creating e-tools for education and networking in the field of development.


Participation in the course is free, that is, a scholarships of 400 euro will be provided, corresponding to the course value, to cover the course fee. The scholarships will be granted to selected applications on the basis of the application. 

For more information please go to the application page .


The course starts on January 16, 2017, and will run until February 27, 2017.

The deadline for submitting the complete application is January 7, 2017. We will inform all applicants about the selection on 12 January 2017.

For more information on the next courses, please go the the application page.

Course requirements

Please note that all participants should:

  • be in command of the English language;
  • Participants are involved in aspects of diaspora and/or agriculture policy making and implementation,
  • be able to spend a minimum of 4 hours per week (every week) on course work;
  • Are motivated to participate actively,
  • have basic ICT skills and a minimum of internet access.  


Successful participants who have completed all six modules will receive a certificate for their accomplishments.