Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations

This short course will help expand your network among key global leaders and provide you with new skills for effectively engaging intergovernmental organizations (IGO). Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations (EIO) is a week-long intensive professional development program designed to provide mid and senior level government officials, private sector leaders and academic faculty the opportunity to interact more effectively with IGOs. Participants will draw on current scientific knowledge and their own experiences as they explore the development and implementation of collaborations and strategic partnerships.

Why Choose EIO?

Government officials
  • Expand your knowledge of international standard-setting and global coordination related to animal health and public health, trade and food safety.
  • Expand your access to key officials leading these global initiatives.
Private sector leaders
  • Broaden your professional network with international leaders and organizations.
  • Recognize potential collaboration opportunities between the public and private sectors that enhance global food safety, animal health, and public health systems
Academic faculty
  • Increase your institution's international engagement and your personal effectiveness in global program development.
  • Access a global network of leaders in backgrounds regarding animal health, public health and food systems for the benefit of education, research and outreach programs.
Previous Participants said:

“Seeing and learning about the perceptions from academia, industry, and non-governmental organizations…provided new perspective on our roles with government agencies engaging in inter-governmental activities.”

“The simulated exercise throughout the week was very realistic and provided us with an opportunity to actually work with people from these organizations on important issues”.

“The EIO program showed me that even as an individual, I can have an influence in the different approaches around me just being knowledgeable about how things are going”

"I had a great opportunity of meeting top executives of key IGOs, especially OIE and FAO. I had wonderful interface through bilingual interactions, thanks to investing in and appreciating the multicultural diversity."

Site visits

Program includes site visits and interaction with key officials at the following organizations:

  • World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Paris
  • World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva
  • World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome

2018 EIO

We will not be offering the Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations program in 2017.

To be added to our mailing list for the 2018 program contact Anna Pendleton