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.


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 lessons, held by the most authoritative food sustainability experts, you will learn to:

Admission criteria

No previous experience is required to participate. However, enrollment in the course requires passing an admission test which will assess the candidate’s suitability according to motivational criteria.

Information 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.

Leading team

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

Maurizio Martina

Special Advisor and Deputy Director General at FAO

Marta Messa

Office Director at Slow Food Brussels

Francine Segan

Food Historian

Martin Koehring

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

Arif Husain

Chief Economist at World Food Programme (WFP)

Danielle Nierenberg

President at Food Tank

george Steinmetz

National Geographic and NY Times photographer; Foodlitzer Award winner

Marcela Villarreal Pouw

Director of partnerships, advocacy and capacity development at FAO

Hugo Verkuil

CEO at The Vegeterian Butcher (Unilever)


The cost includes:
-  the fruition of 16 modules
- all teaching materials, including recommended readings and teaching tools
- access to EIIS Digital Campus
- exclusive access to the greatest experts in the food sector

  • 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 (11 out of 16).

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).

We do not guarantee job positions at the end of the course.

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 ahead of the United Nations’ Food System Summit.

I partecipanti dovranno trovare una soluzione pratica ad un problema reale che sta affrontando oggi l'oasi stessa. Le problematiche possono riguardare l'ambito della biodiversità in senso stretto o in senso lato (da un punto di vista socio-economico).

In ogni certificato troverai un QR code nel quale incorporeremo anche tutti i contenuti collegati al corso, i tuoi progetti, gli scritti e in generale tutte le informazioni che desidereresti condividere con recruiter, parenti o amici.

You will attend 16 dynamic digital modules.

Luca Di Leo (course director), Francesca Barberini (course moderator) and Sveva Ciapparoni (course coordinator), together with other leading food experts such as Massimo Bottura, Arif Husain (WFP), Danielle Nierenberg (Food Tank) and Marcela Villarreal Pouw (FAO) will accompany participants along their study path.

The lessons include a first part of in-depth analysis on the various themes of food sustainability and a final part of Q&A.

To obtain the final certificate it is necessary to attend at least 70% of the live modules (11 out of 16).

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.

Next Generation Institute Srl
Palazzo Taverna
Via di Monte Giordano 36
00186 – Roma – Italy

Opening hours



APRIL 28th 2021




3 Months


1.900 €



Title Achieved

Certificate Program

Data di Inizio

Maggio 2021

Data di Fine

Aprile 2021

Data di Inizio

10 Maggio 2021

Data di Inizio Gennaio 2021

Data Fine Marzo 2021


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3 Mesi


950 €


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