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On our road to GCARD2: YPARD Youth involvement!

It has been a long journey since we started preparing Youth involvement into GCARD2 (the 2nd Global Conference for Agricultural Research for Development). There is still a long way to go : GCARD2 being a huge event and hopefully the starting point of new exciting projects. Here is a small brief on the distance run so far, and the up-coming GCARD2... More

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Engaging youth in rural transformation – 3rd RUFORUM Biennal Conference

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is - in short - a network of 29 universities in eastern and southern Africa working with other partners, to enhance high education quality and impact in the field of agriculture. YPARD was invited at the 3rd RUFORUM Biennial Conference, last September, 24-28, 2012, in Entebbe, Uganda. The objective of this... More
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3rd RUFORUM Biennial Conference – strengthening RUFORUM action!

The 3rd RUFORUM Biennial Conference was held, last September, 24-28, 2012, in Entebbe, Uganda. The objective of this meeting was to exchange findings and experiences, and indentify lessons learned in order to improve performance of the agricultural sector. Discussions turned around strengthening Science and Technology capacity in Africa, strengthening value chains and innovation platform, and engaging African Youth in Rural Transformation.... More

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Mary...a strong voice coming from the ground!

The 3rd RUFORUM Biennial Conference was held, last September, 24-28, 2012, in Entebbe, Uganda. The objective of this meeting was to exchange findings and experiences, and indentify lessons learned in order to improve universities performance for agricultural development. Mary Ebukalin was invited to share her experience and insight, as an end-user, on the impact of higher education on agricultural development. Mary... More

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Welcoming YPARD France representative!

September 2012 welcomed 2 new YPARD country representatives in Europe!  Myriam Perez Dumoulin is our new YPARD France representative !  After a short mission in summer 2011 where she performed an employability assignment commissioned by the AgrisMundus master of sciences Secretariat, she has now returned to Montpellier SupAgro to another exciting project in contact with foreign students of agricultural engineering. Myriam... More

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  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Welcoming YPARD Switzerland representative!

September 2012 welcomed 2 new YPARD country representatives in Europe!  Johanna Gysin is our new YPARD Switzerland representative !  You bet Johanna is passionate about agriculture and Asia ! Johanna is currently enrolled in a part time master studies at the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) in Zollikofen, Switzerland, with a major in Management of Value Chains. Her... More

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Give a Youth voice at GCARD2 through Social Media!

  Getting Youth involved at the GCARD2! Have you ever heard about the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD 2) to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, 29 October – 1 November 2012? The GCARD 2 will focus on the ways to implement the tasks identified in the GCARD RoadMap for enhancing agricultural research for development, with... More

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GCARD2 Youth e-discussions kicking-off

Bring out the voice of the youth on several issues related to capacity development in agricultural research for development. Join one of three online groups according to your topic of interest, and share your ideas on youth engagement, from Monday 3 September until 14 September 2012: Agricultural innovation systems -> What are steps towards greater engagement with youth to create stronger... More

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Welcome to our newest YPARD Steering Committee member!

YPARD Steering Committee welcomes on board Femke Van der lee, an enthusiast and bright young woman from the Netherlands, interested in agricultural and environmental concerns in developing countries.Her interest for agricultural research and development grew during her study in International Development at Wageningen University. She specialised in rural development sociology and did an internship in Cuba where she worked and lived... More
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International Youth Day 2012: Asserting our will to strengthen partnership among Youth for agricultural development

This joint statement on the occasion of International Youth Day, 12 August, comes from a group of youth networks involved in rural and agricultural development with the support of the following organizations FAO, IFAD, WFP, CTA. “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth” – the theme of International Youth Day 2012 – is a perfect expression of our aspirations as we,... More

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"Seeing Thoughts" video contest - moving onto capturing youth stories into documentaries!

We are moving onto the second and final phase of the YPARD Seeing Thoughts video contest : elaborating documentaries. YPARD Seeing Thoughts video competition is an attempt to capture and showcase the voices of youth and their contribution to agriculture for development, whether in research, in production or assisting a community to develop a sustainable livelihood. The project was divided into... More

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Counting down before the International Youth Day (IYD) 2012!

Tell us about your partnership initiatives for youth inclusion for agricultural development!On August 12, we will be celebrating the Youth on International Youth Day. The assigned theme for 2012 is: Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth, meant to celebrate and solicit action together with and for the youth!Initiated by the UN Secretary-General, this event encourages for multiple stakeholders to discuss... More

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The African Economic Outlook 2012 focusing on Youth Employment - YPARD Brief

I was invited by GYIN (Global Youth Innovation Network) to attend - on behalf of YPARD - the presentation of the African Economic Outlook 2012 focusing on Youth Employment, at IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), on Friday 8 June. The presentation included a short macro-economic overview and a discussion on youth employment enhancement. Let me emphasize here the key aspects... More
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Youth unemployment in Africa – enhancing appropriate skills and job creation!

I was invited by GYIN (Global Youth Innovation Network) to attend - on behalf of YPARD - the presentation of the African Economic Outlook 2012 focusing on Youth Employment, at IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), on Friday 8 June 2012. The presentation included a short macro-economic overview and a discussion on youth employment enhancement. This was an excellent opportunity for... More
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Welcoming YPARD South Africa representative: Shakespear Mudombi

YPARD is glad to welcome its new YPARD South Africa representative: Shakespear Mudombi. Shakespear is a doctoral student based at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (Faculty of Economics & Finance) of Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa. His research interests include: ICTs,  agricultural technology adoption, science, technology and innovation (STI) systems, climate change information and knowledge transfer.... More

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How to apply for an opportunity—successfully!

When applying for an internship, job or call for participation, there are key points not to miss in order to pass the first round of selection and potentially get an interview. YPARD has been proposing a number of opportunities in the past few years and we have taken the chance to list a number of tips that will help optimize your... More

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YPARD 2011 activity report now available online!

Most of you know YPARD as an international platform through which  young professionals are able to express their ideas and realise their full potential towards a dynamic ARD. You might not know about all of the other activities that are going on worldwide, at local, national, regional and global levels. You can now find the YPARD 2011 activity report in the... More
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Strengthening YPARD networks with 3 new country representatives!

YPARD is welcoming three new country representatives in Africa: in Malawi, Mali and Sierra Leone. Get to know more about them and liaise with them to get involved in national and local initiatives with YPARD! Maxwell Mkondiwa, in Malawi Maxwell Mkondiwa is the YPARD Malawi representative. He is a 22 years old research fellow (intern) at the Centre for Agricultural Research... More
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YPARD Global is welcoming new interns!

YPARD is welcoming three interns to support information services through ypard.net, increase YPARD visibility and community interaction on Social Networks, and strengthen the reach of YPARD in three languages: English, Spanish and French. YPARD is eager to get more young people from all over the world involved in youth and agricultural development, and this will enable us to provide enhanced support... More

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How ICTs play a role in supporting young female professionals in agriculture?

Did you know that Today, 26th April 2012, is the International Day of Girls in ICT? I have been lucky enough to discuss with e-agriculture team, on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) present valuable opportunities for young women to strengthen their capacities and have a voice. You can have a look to the short video! I would like to highlight... More

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