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Webinar with higher education institutions - Capacity development for agricultural innovation systems - 16 November 2017

Display Date: 11/1/17

The Webinar on “Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation – Bringing system-wide change in Asia-Pacific through the Adoption of the Common Framework by Universities” will take place on 16 November 2017 from 13.00-14.30hrs (CET time). The Webinar, that is specially targeting university professionals in strategic positions (but is also open to others interested in this topic), will explore the need to equip agricultural graduates with soft skills (“functional capacities”) enabling them to facilitate innovation processes to address the complex challenges agriculture is facing today and in the future. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of developing functional capacities to unlock the potential for agricultural innovation and the role of higher education in developing such capacities.  It will also raise awareness among professionals in higher education on the Common Framework developed by the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP), its principles and tools, including functional capacities for AIS (individual, organizational and enabling environment). Read more about the Webinar here and register here.

The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR), and Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) are the key partners in the two Webinars. 

Please share this announcement with your partner organizations and colleagues to encourage them to participate as well.