A new self-paced online course for NGOs, researchers, and other practitioners working on issues of land, natural resources, and agriculture designed to deepen skillsets and explore best practices for responsible investment in land.
Businesses across the world and throughout different industries increasingly recognize that their long term financial, operational, and reputational success is connected to the sustainability and wellbeing of the communities and environments where they operate. These business commitments to achieve more responsible projects and investments require a wide range of skillsets and expertise – from land and environment to community engagement and agriculture. As a result, businesses commonly rely on external support from consultants and partners to assist with implementation.
Indeed, this support can come from a wide range of partners to include international, national, and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs), research institutions, academics, consultants, and private consultancies. The Achieving Responsible Land-Based Investments for Practitioners online course is designed with these groups in mind, with a particular emphasis on NGOs and CSOs, to develop skillsets to advise companies on improved practices that support respect for and the advancement of land and resource tenure rights in their operations or supply chains.