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YPARD general presentation, Feb. 2010

  1. 1. Youth for growing development Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development
  2. 2. Objectives To facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge among young professionals across disciplines, professions, age and regions To facilitate access to resources and capacity building opportunities To broaden opportunities for young professionals to contribute to strategic ARD policy debates To promote agriculture among young people
  3. 3. launch on 8 Nov 2006, New Delhi
  4. 4. Charter (October 2008)
  5. 5. Achievements November 2006 – October 2008
  6. 6. 1581 members, 117 countries as of 10.02.09
  7. 7. www. ypard .org
  8. 8. Local representations YPARD South Asia – India YPARD East Africa – Rwanda YPARD Latin American and Caribbean – Peru YPARD Europe - Germany
  9. 9. Participation in ARD meetings
  10. 10. Past and Ongoing activities <ul><li>Knowledge, Education and Learning meeting (Maputo, Dec. 2009) – YPARD supported by GFAR was one of the lead organizer together with GFAR, ICT-KM, COL. </li></ul><ul><li>Local and regional initatiatves – 3 projects (max. 5000€ - India, LAC region and Kenya – 6 months from February 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>East Africa – Young Farmers Strengthening Project (YOFA) </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Kiama – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>South Asia – Leveraging the Potential of Young Professionals for Agriculture Research for Development in India </li></ul><ul><li>Manish Kumar – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Latin America and Caribbean – Assessing the role of Young People in ARD in Latin America and Caribbean </li></ul><ul><li>Luis Suarez - [email_address] </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ongoing activities <ul><li>Youth organizations related to ARD – Mapping (Publication – March 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>YPARD newsletter – 4 times/year – November 2008, February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>TERRA VIVA – YPARD funding newsletter for young professionals in ARD – 6 times/year </li></ul>
  12. 12. Future perspectives <ul><li>Electronic discussion fora (March 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Linking young professionals through regional fora – GFAR, APAARI, FARA, FORAGRO, AARINENA) – EC – FSTP (Concept note submitted after discussion) – (December 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Youth and United Nationas Global Alliance (FAO, UNFCCC forum for youth) – publication on youth quick guide to climate change (August 2009) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Membership <ul><li>Program committee – GFAR </li></ul><ul><li>Steering committee – GFAR (official communication awaited) </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocal membership – APAARI </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory committee (2008-2010) – (ACP-EU) CTA </li></ul>
  14. 14. Active participation in meetings (planned) <ul><li>Attracting youth to agriculture (March 2009), Chennai, India – organized by MS Swaminathan Reserach Foundation and SDC </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Youth Science Congress (June 2009), Chennai, India – Government of India </li></ul><ul><li>Science Forum (June 2009), Wageningen, The Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>FAO meeting on formal and informal education and learning (June 2009), Rome, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>UN Youth congress (August 2009), Seoul, South Korea </li></ul>
  15. 15. Financial supporters
  16. 16. THANK YOU
  17. 17. Youth for growing development Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development
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