Centre for Development Innovation

Acronym/Acronyme : CDI
Description : The Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is an interdisciplinary and internationally focused unit of Wageningen University & Research centre. The aim of all our courses is threefold: we want to make available the academic knowledge of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre); we want to help our course participants develop their professional skills and approaches; and we want to broker knowledge and support the exchange of expertise and experiences between participants.

Our work is divided into six programmes. Our core areas of expertise are Innovation and Change, Food & Nutrition Security, Sustainable Markets, Adaptive Agriculture, Ecosystems Governance and Conflict, Disaster & Reconstruction. Each programme is represented by a team of experts, who combine their technical background with the services we provide. We match our skills to the requirements of clients and partners, putting together teams with an appropriate blend of technical, learning- and process-oriented qualities depending on the task at hand.

Through our focus on capacity development for fostering social learning and innovation we address major issues such as hunger, rural poverty, food security and climate change. Much of our work revolves around developing capacities for multi-stakeholder engagement, in which we seek a good balance between ‘process’ and ‘content’.

Physical address/Adresse physique

Street/Rue : Droevendaalsesteeg
Town/Ville : Wageningen
Country/Pays : The Netherlands

Postal address/Adresse postale


Details for Head of Institution/Détail responsable
Details for Contact Person/Personne à contacter
Name/Nom : Manon van Lent

Institution detail and legal status/Detail institution et statut légal


Mandat : Global
ARD Themes/RDA Themes : Plant production/Production végétale, Animal production/Production animale, Aquaculture & fishery/Pêche et aquaculture, Forestry/Forêts, Water/Eau, Environment/Environnement, Farming systems/Systèmes agricoles, Food technology & human nutrition/Technologie alimentaire et nutrition humaine
Activities / Activités : Training/Formation