At this phase, we will be challenged by institutional agencies and accreditation authorities in undergoing the standard quality assurance procedures.In Egypt, the MSc programme will be established in a highly reputable and public university, which is an advantage, as the process of accreditation is smoother for reputable public universities. In Jordan, we have the Higher Education for Accreditation Commission as our associate partner. This is a great advantage that smoothes the accreditation procedures. In particular, we are going to accredit and implement the MSc. programme, and start with the first cohort of students at the spring semester third year of the project applying piloting assessment (Objective 4). The accreditation process includes development of extensive course documentation, which will be scrutinised separately both by internal and external panels. Such scrutiny will increase when blended learning is deployed. In our case, we will take procedures, as early as possible. More specifically, the validation will focus on the content, structure and other functionalities of the MSc programme, utilising methods such as: self-evaluation, peer-evaluation, and external evaluation, including course developers, alumni in the field of CCSAFS, prospective CCSAFS students, key experts in the field and representatives from the agricultural/food industry. For the implementation, at the beginning of the third year, we will organise the first open call for prospective students (N= 20-30 in each PC), using various methodologies for raising awareness, the criteria for selection, etc. all of which will be specified in the CCSAFS study programme.