Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations

Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations (EIO) is a week-long intensive professional development program where select participants visit and learn from intergovernmental partners at organization headquarters across Europe. 

Designed for mid and senior level government officials, private sector leaders, and academic faculty, participants visit organizations in Paris, Geneva, and Rome to expand professional networks while learning about how to effectively engage with intergovernmental organizations. The program focuses on emerging challenges such as international trade, antimicrobial resistance, food safety & security, among others. 

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Engaging Intergovernmental Organization program

Grand Challenge Innovation Teams

As an output of the 2019 EIO program, and based on knowledge gained throughout the program, participants will work collaboratively to develop a new proposal or concept note that is designed to support IGO and/or member country needs for capacity building and/or research. Check out updates about proposals and seed grant recipients: EIO 2019 Grand Challenge Innovation

Program Objectives

  • Program participants will be aware of high priority issues and programs for IGOs, and will be aware of how the IGOs interact with each other and with external partners.
  • Participants will understand how IGOs work to advance global goals such as the Sustainable Development Goals, International Health Regulations, Joint External Evaluation, Performance of Veterinary Services, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreements, among others. 
  • Participants will understand how their work can support international capacity building efforts for the IGOs and how they can collaborate effectively on new proposals to support Tripartite strategic priorities.
  • Participants will work collaboratively to develop at least one new collaborative proposal/concept note that is designed to support IGO needs for capacity building and/or research.