Description of the course

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive base for a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of food, giving you the tools and insights to perform better at work or shift careers – and hopefully make you a better person along the way. You will get the chance to learn about scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to safeguard our health and Planet, while actively helping countries improve the sustainability of their food systems.

EIIS is committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 United Nations Agenda. Through this Certificate Program you can contribute to the achievement of the following goals:


including lectures by worldwide renowned experts and practical workshops

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of online tuition and the possibility to witness sustainable agriculture on the field in Kenya

What you will learn

By participating in dynamic and interactive modules, held by the most authoritative food sustainability experts, you will learn to:

Admission criteria

To apply for the Certificate Program we kindly ask you to submit – through the typeform you will find on the “Apply Now” section above:

Places are limited. Spots are assigned on a first come, first served basis – so hurry up!

About the course

The course includes three months of online tuition with leading international experts.

Course’s Partners


Certificate recorded on the blockchain

At the end of the course you will attain a certificate. Our certificates are far from ordinary. For each certificate a unique code is generated (hash). The latter gets recorded on the Hyperledger blockchain, thus becoming immutable data. Each certificate is identified by a QR code in which we will also incorporate all the course-related contents, your projects, and the information you would like to share with recruiters, relatives or friends.

Our Experts

Meet some of the course’s experts. Get ready to be engaged by their incredible passion for the topic!

Massimo Bottura

Chef & Owner of Osteria Francescana Co-founder of Food for Soul

Carlo Fadda

Research Director - Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture at Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT

Farhana Haque Rahman

Director General at IPS Inter Press Service

Arif Husain

Chief Economist at World Food Programme (WFP)

Jyotsna Puri

IFAD - Director of the Environment, Climate Gender, Youth, Nutrition and Social Inclusion Division (ECG)

Danielle Nierenberg

President at Food Tank

Martin Koehring

The Economist Intelligence Unit - Regional Lead (EMEA) for Sustainability, Climate Change and Natural Resources

Jeffrey Sachs

President of Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Professor at Columbia University

Francine Segan

Food Historian

george Steinmetz

National Geographic and NY Times photographer; Foodlitzer Award winner

Marcela Villarreal Pouw

FAO - Director of partnerships, advocacy and capacity development

Hugo Verkuil

CEO at The Vegeterian Butcher (Unilever)


The cost includes:

  • the fruition of 10 dynamic, digital modules
  • all teaching materials, including recommended readings and teaching tools
  • access to EIIS Digital Campus
  • exclusive access to multidisciplinary experts in the world of food

The certificate will be issued only to those who have attended at least 70% of the modules (7 out of 10).

The goal is to stimulate participants’ motivation in attending live sessions and ensure constant interaction between them and, of course, with our experts.

The certificate will be issued digitally on Blockchain (non-centralized digital system that guarantees the immutability of the certificate over time).

An associated QR Code will also be provided. This way each participant will be able to easily consult all the results obtained and the work carried out during the course (also in view of future interviews).

The purpose of EIIS is to create a strong sense of community, integrating the participants of this edition and those of future ones with experts and managers who will accompany you along the way.


We want to create a network of knowledge where it will be possible to have a continuous discussion over time. An underlying belief will be to unite everyone with the aim of preserving the health of people and Planet.

Throughout the whole course, participants will be tackling a crucial issue. The challenge is huge and what the greatest minds and organizations have been working on for some time: how to feed 10B by 2050 healthy food preserving the health of people and Planet. While we may not find the ultimate solution, tackling the challenge will go a long way in helping us learn about the subject matter.

By proposing ways in which single countries can improve the sustainability of their food systems, participants will be able to suggest how to promote food sustainability globally. The approach used is that of "Challenge Based Learning": a real way of life in the EIIS community. Each module through its lectures and practical exercises will provide useful insights for the challenge. At the end of the course, students will be asked to present solutions following the outcome of the United Nations’ Food System Summit.

You will attend 10 dynamic digital modules.

The modules will include:

  • a first analytical overview on the various themes of food sustainability
  • a second, interactive part of discussion and Q&A.
    To obtain the final certificate it is necessary to attend at least 70% of the live modules (7 out of 10).

The skills acquired during the course will be useful to anyone working or wanting to work in the world of food, both in the private and public sectors.

Food & Sustainability
Learn about food beyond taste
while working on a global challenge
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Next Generation Institute Srl
Palazzo Taverna
Via di Monte Giordano 36
00186 – Roma – Italy

Opening hours


Data di Inizio

Ottobre 2021




3 Mesi


950 €


OnLine + On Nature

Titolo Conseguito

Certificate Programs


    October 2021




    3 Months


    950 €



    Title Achieved

    Certificate Program

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