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Call for participation :Youth uniting sectors to halt deforestation capacity development workshop

Are you a young person passionate about tackling global land management issues? Are you interested in learning about international efforts to stop deforestation? A coalition of international organizations, YPARD included, is inviting you to join other young leaders in Rome to build capacity and act together collectively. We're crossing sectors, land boundaries, and cultures to harmonize youth contributions towards sustainable forests. Join... More

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Tell us how we can support you better in 2018

Happy New Year YPARDians! It is that time of the year when we invite you to participate in the YPARD global members survey to help share insights on how we can serve you better in 2018.  This survey is gathering information on the services offered by YPARD and their value to YPARD members in 2017.  We hope to assess what services are considered... More

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  • Italy
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YPARD visionaries wanted for the 2018 Strategic Development Meeting

The YPARD Business Plan 2014- 2018 is coming to a close and we need to start a conversation about where we go from here. We have had some amazing successes and also continue to face some recurring challenges. The next strategic plan will cover the period 2018-2021 and will reflect a time of growth for YPARD. We need some visionaries to... More

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  • Italy
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Webinar: Rural youth and livelihood change

Missed out on the webinar? Access the recording by clicking here, ( the password 5rWVkRDB ) as well as the presentation.   Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017   Time: 3.30 - 4.30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) Click here to register for the Webinar Purpose of Webinar Increasingly development reports and media cite the global ‘youth bulge’: the 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 to 24... More

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Welcome to an upgraded YPARD website

If you have visited the YPARD website this week, you will notice a new look to the site.If you haven't, I am referring to the look above. The reason for this new look is an upgrade of the YPARD website content management system from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. Despite being solely a website upgrade, we have done some few adjustments on the site to... More

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  • Italy
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Call for participation - YPARD 2017 external review

The mission of Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is to serve as a global platform through which young professionals can express their ideas and realize their full potential towards a dynamic agricultural research for development. Every four years, YPARD undertakes a review to examine the evolutions in the network and provide suggestions for where further efforts should be concentrated. In... More

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Taking stock of our progress: YPARD 2016 annual report

Promotion of agriculture among the youth, both online and offline, remains a key focus at YPARD. 2016 was no exception especially given that YPARD was celebrating its 10 years anniversary. As a network, we not only celebrated our 10 years journey but went ahead to continue fulfilling our mandate of ensuring that young professionals realize their full potential and contribute proactively towards... More

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YPARD director - Call for applications

YPARD is seeking a dynamic, flexible, independent and innovative director to lead the network. The mission of Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is to serve as a global platform through which young professionals can express their ideas and realize their full potential towards a dynamic agricultural research for development. It facilitates the exchange of information and knowledge among young professionals... More

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Call for a new YPARD Steering Committee Member

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is seeking a new steering committee member to guide its strategic development.  YPARD is a global youth network that supports the creation of the next generation of agricultural leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs to address critical development issues.  YPARD contributes with its extensive knowledge on youth-relevant issues in agriculture through its network of more than 15,000... More

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Welcoming YPARD web and communications officer: Pius Hiwe

We are delighted to welcome the YPARD Web and Communications Officer, Pius Hiwe Pius graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta and he is currently studying International Development and Agricultural Economics at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. He is a development economist with agricultural research experience and professional proficiency... More

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  • Nigeria
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Welcoming a new YPARD Steering Committee member: Rahul Antao

We are delighted to welcome a new steering committee member: Rahul Antao. Rahul is a  food and agricultural sciences graduate from the Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche and currently works as a consultant on Rural Youth for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on the organization’s youth desk. Following a natural curiosity in food and culinary arts, Rahul moved into understanding... More

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The Young Africa Works Summit Youth Program 2017

 On February 15th, the day before the Young Africa Works (YAW) Summit kicked off,  YPARD partnered with The MasterCard Foundation to deliver a one-day pre-Summit workshop for the youth delegates attending the YAW Summit. The workshop aimed at equipping the youth delegates with practical skills relevant to their participation at the Summit. These skills included communication, networking, pitching and live tweeting just... More
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Nothing for the youth without the youth!

How many youth-related conferences have you been to where youth issues are being articulated by an older generation? For me, there have been so many I have lost count. That’s why being at the Young Africa Works Summit 2017 was a breath of fresh young air.  This Summit was a departure from the norm in four key ways: The  Youth Delegates... More

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  • Rwanda
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Mentoring youth for agricultural transformation - The 2017 Young Africa Works Summit

In the next two weeks, all youth in agriculture paths will convene in Kigali, Rwanda. Why so? The MasterCard Foundation will be hosting its second Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali Rwanda from February 16-17. This meeting will bring together 300 high-level influencers from NGOs, government, peer funders, the private sector and youth themselves to discuss not only how youth can... More

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The transformative power of agricultural mentorship

If you are young and happen to be interested in agriculture, more often than not you will hear the phrase, young people are not interested in agriculture because it is not an attractive venture. Or because they have no capital. Or because … (insert the youth lack of interest in agriculture phrase you have heard of late)  Being a leading youth... More

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  • Italy
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Welcoming YPARD Mongolia Representative: Anudari Enkhtur

We are delighted to welcome our very first YPARD Country representative Mongolia: Anudari Enkhtur Anudari is a graduate of Agricultural and Applied Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Businesses from the Mongolian University of Life Sciences. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s  degree in the field of International and Development Economics at the Faculty of Tropical Agrisciences, Czech University of Life Sciences... More

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Welcoming YPARD Myanmar Representative: Aung Tun Oo

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD representative for Myanmar: Aung Tun Oo Aung is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in agriculture from Yezin Agricultural University (YAU). After graduation, he conducted agricultural research at YAU in search of innovative solutions in agriculture to help farmers and to develop the agricultural sector in Myanmar. In 2010,he participated in the AgroStudies... More

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  • Myanmar
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The Best of YPARD's 10 years anniversary! (part 2)

After a heated year long celebrations of YPARD 10 Years anniversary dotted with online events, we finally got to the end of it. And the celebrations would not be at the best climax if we are not to highlight some of the best moments. In line with that, we have collated the part 2 of the Very Best of the #YPARD10years... More

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Welcoming YPARD Web4Knowledge interns: Lemien Saka and former intern Husein Shahadu

We are delighted to welcome the new cohort of remote YPARD Web4Knowledge interns: Lemien Sakalunga (DRC Congo) and former intern Husein Shahadu (Ghana) who renewed his term.  Lemien Sakalunga is an agricultural engineer specializing in agricultural economics with years of experience in blogging, web communication and social media. As a blogger, Lemien helps the Congo bloggers community by coordinating the Kinshasa... More

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How can we support you better? - YPARD 2017

Every year, we strive to improve our support to YPARD members.  We need YOU to tell us what you want more of and what you want less of. YPARD is your network; get the most out of it! Help us assess our services and the value you see in YPARD as a network. We will look at what activities are considered most valuable... More
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