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YPARD in Nepal

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YPARD in Nepal

  1. 1. YPARD Awareness Campaign in Agriculture and Forestry UniversityDate: 25 April 2013 (12 Baisakh, 2070)Time: 2:00- 3:30 PMVenue: PG Seminar Hall, Rampur, Chitwan, NepalSeminar topics:1. Technical Knowledge Sharing for UndergraduatesSocial Media in AgricultureAgriculture Nepal: Social Platform for Nepalese Agriculturists’(Session Break)2. YPARD café
  2. 2. PresenterDinesh PandayNepal representative, YPARDypardnepal@gmail.com
  3. 3. AssignmentTerm PaperProposalProjectResearchGrantThesis (MiniThesis)Review PaperResearch Paper
  4. 4. A movement by youth, for youth, foragricultural development
  5. 5. A global platform of young professionals under 40 years ofage active in Agricultural Research for Development (ARD)What is YPARD?
  6. 6. Why YPARD?• Insufficient participation of young professionals indialogues addressing critical development issues• Limited access to professional opportunities for youth• Absence of a support network or platform to voiceyoung professionals’ ideas, opinions and concerns• Declining interest in agricultural education amongyouth• The need for sustainable ARD
  7. 7. 1. To facilitate the exchange of information andknowledge among young professionals acrossdisciplines, professions, age and regions2. To broaden opportunities for young professionals tocontribute to strategic ARD policy debates3. To promote agriculture among young people4. To facilitate access to resources and capacity buildingopportunitiesObjectives
  8. 8. Our Stakeholders• Universities• Research Institutions• Donor organizations• NGOs/CSOs• Government agencies• Farmer organizations• Private sector
  9. 9. Distribution:+4500 members from 117countries with +2700subscribers to the mailing list
  10. 10. Coordination officesGlobal Coordination Unitatatatat+ we have a YPARD Europe from January 2012!
  11. 11. What will you gain from being a YPARDmember?• Information on funding opportunities, jobs, news in ARDand more!• YPARD newsletter to keep up-to-date on activities ofinterest to YPs in ARD• Online interaction with YPs around the globe• Opportunities to apply to represent YP interests atmeetings and workshops• Getting involved in the peer2peer mentoring programme• Becoming a representative and building your professionalexperience• Actively contributing to a more dynamic ARD!
  12. 12. Some YPARD activities1. Facilitate exchange of information and knowledge among youngprofessionals across disciplines, professions, age and regions.• Online platform at www.ypard.net enables young professionals toshare information, engage in online discussions and blog about yourexperiences• Development of a pilot peer2peer mentoring programme willconnect young professionals around the world2. Broaden opportunities for young professionals to contribute tostrategic ARD policy debates.• Have enabled YPs to attend and contribute to several eventsincluding: CGIAR 2007, 2009 Science Forum, Y. Researchers Seminarin GCARD, ARIMNet, AfricaAdapt, EU Forum for Rural Dev., Web 2.0training, Share Fair, etc
  13. 13. Activities, cont’d3. Promote agriculture among young people.• Engage in studies to examine the declining interest of YPs in ARD, eg.YPARD is engaged in a study to develop a series of profiles on the ‘newyoung professional in ARD’ to inform the agricultural curriculum debate4. Facilitate access to resource and capacity building opportunities• This includes organising capacity building opportunities in collaborationwith partners: mapping training, workshops on grant writing , on agro-entrepreneurship and training for regional representatives• Information services to members: newsletter, funding opportunities andinformation relevant to YPs in ARD
  14. 14. Success story:Collaborative GCARD2 Youth• YPARD = International Youth voice• GFAR = strategic and policy support• CGIAR = capacity building in social reporting• CTA = networking for more Youth on board• Uruguay committee = “Local” Youth participation• => +30 YP having an impact on GCARD2 outcomes,reaching out and getting online participants involved,and building capacities in social reporting (ICT4D)!
  15. 15. What else? We‘re looking for...• More members!• Expanding YP members in different stakeholder groups• Increasing institutional linkages• More young professionals driving the process – ideascoming from a local level• More dynamic online discussions• More young faces and voices at key ARD debates• Innovative and youth led ARD!
  16. 16. Sign up now ! @ www.ypard.netand
  17. 17. Thank You!

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