Global Animal Health and Food Security PolicyAt the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security
Topic: Climate Change and Livestock - the Science, Politics, and Beliefs and how they may affect food security.
Date: June 15, through June 19, 2015
William Sischo (WSU) and Gene Hugoson (UMN)
- Decipher the difference between policy formulation and implementation for governments versus intergovernmental organization
- Describe the roles governments, non-governmental organizations, and citizens have in the development and implementation of policy at an intergovernmental level
- How are agreements that transcend national boundaries enforced?
- What is the role that non governmental organizations play in defining and implementing global policies?
- Why do governments engage in global policy development and implementation?
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the purpose of intergovernmental organizations.
- Distinguish various strategies that groups use to inform and influence policy.
- Demonstrate a role that the private sector has in enhancing global food security and animal health systems.
- Synthesize a policy perspective utilizing a complex knowledge base that includes scientific findings, beliefs, and politics.
- Demonstrate an ability to understand the multiple dimensions of policies and synthesize diverse opinions and data to create informed policy.
- Present a cogent argument that informs policy that would be understood across a diverse audience.
Policy and leadership skill building
- Value different perspectives on policy and policy-making in different disciplines, cultures and contexts. (Broaden exposure through experiences)
- Enhance communication skills for professionals working at the convergence of animal health, public health, and food security.
- Expand personal networks with leaders in food security, public health, and agricultural health.
- Background readings
- Directed discussions and debate around a current issue
- Experiential learning through interactions with key officials
- Group task assignments
- Develop and deliver a presentation to inform and persuade