International Training

International Trainings and Customized Courses

IIRR has been a training and research institution since its inception. Our international courses focus on participatory methodologies draw content from the field-tested experience of our practitioners.

IIRR packages experiences from its learning communities into learning modules. These learning modules feature written case studies and field practicum activities where participants learn with communities about the practical application of participatory tools and methodologies.

The courses are “demand-led” in that they aim to build the capacity of partners by actively involving them in the design of these customized training courses and study programs.

All IIRR courses draw heavily from the rich experiences of the participants as well as IIRR’s own fieldwork where participants learn by doing. The course participants and learning communities systematically learn from each other, developing a shared understanding of the interlocking issues that affect the community and the ways and means to address them.

Participants are encouraged to report their findings back to their communities. Towards the end, course participants craft their individual and group action plans to guide them in applying what they learned from the course and from the field exposures. All course alumni are encouraged to contribute to the community of practice to enhance learning by networking and exchange to support local and global development efforts. View our 2017 training course calendar