Nairobi, Kenya

How to enhance capacity to transform science into policy and practice in the field of food security

Agriculture for Food Security 2030 welcomes applications to a short training course that targets African young researchers with PhD.

Selection of participants for the course has started, but due to the very high number of applicants, this process will take longer than anticipated.

Agriculture is the mainstay of nearly two-thirds of Africans. In addition to being an important source of individual and household incomes, it also constitutes the bedrock of most national economies. Agricultural production and the domestic trade in agricultural products are central to the functioning of local markets, the fight against poverty, the provision of employment, and the quest for greater national food security.

Young promising researchers have important roles to play in promoting agriculture for food security by outreach work, dissemination of new findings and actively engaging with policymakers and practitioners. Understanding the needs and priorities of stakeholders and policy makers can promote better knowledge exchange, better research and greater impact.

The objectives of the short training course are to:

  1. Enhance understanding of the policy landscape, research policy linkages and different models for policy engagement and knowledge exchange;
  2. Equip young researchers with hands-on tools and skills for effective research-to-policy communication;
  3. Share experiences and lessons on best practices in communicating research outputs;
  4. Strengthen national networks for policy influence in African agriculture.

Participants will be trained in mapping the policy landscape and stakeholders, different models and strategies for policy engagement, formulating a research-to-policy plan and policy briefs and presenting policy recommendations aimed at the desired target group.

Time: 2017-01-22 - 2017-01-28
City: Nairobi, Kenya
Organiser: AgriFoSe2030
Last signup date: 29 August 2016
Price: The course is free of charge. Travel, lodging and meals will be covered by the AgriFoSe2030 Programme.
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