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As part of the youth session at the Global Landscapes forum, YPARD (the Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development) launched an appeal for inspiring people to speak at the conference.

150 applications were received from all over the world, showing the enthusiasm and “drive” from these young people.

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Today on International Youth Day 2013 I would like to dedicate this post to all of my peers, the young professionals aspiring to become someone in the ICT4D field. 

In his latest blog, Ken Banks from Kiwanja.net makes a very strong, yet realistic, criticism of the ICT4D field. According to him, over a decade has gone by with very little significant change in the field, and questions that rose in the beginning have not yet been answered:

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Venue: Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji

Date: 16 – 20 September, 2013 (08:30 – 17:00)


The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is organizing a Web 2.0 Training and Exchange Workshop on 16-20 September 2013. The training, focused on blogging, will be held in the framework of the upcoming launch of the Second Edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) organized by the ARDYIS project.

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The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the call for entries for the 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). The prestigious Prize aims at encouraging innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa. The winning submission will be awarded a prize of USD 100,000, with two additional USD 25,000, one for the runner up with an innovation with the best business potential and the other one for the runner up with the innovation with the best social impact.

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Venue: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

Date and Time: 27 - 31 July 2013 (09:00 – 17:00)

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Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the Caribbean Farmers Network (CAFAN) is organizing a Web 2.0 Training and Exchange Workshop on 27 - 31 July 2013. The training, focused on blogging, will be held in the framework of the upcoming launch of the Second Edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) organized by the ARDYIS project.

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The Google Innovation Awards 2013 (Agriculture Innovation category) went to the Youth Agro Environmental initiative, a Kenyan firm that runs a campaign focused on bringing youth back to agriculture. The winners were announced yesterday at the Connected Kenya Summit in Mombassa.

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Want to get involved and be one our partners?

 

Download the ARDYIS leaflet describing our activities on ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship in agriculture for more information!

 

Click here to download: Supporting youth-led ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in Agriculture

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The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is organising a Regional Workshop on “Engaging Youth in the Implementation Phase of the CAADP Transformation Agenda – KIS” on 9-10 May 2013 at the FARA Headquarters in Accra, Ghana.

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The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research and Development (YPARD)-Africa are searching for young agri-preneurs who would like to showcase their work during the FARA Science Week. The invited agri-preneurs will get the opportunity to exhibit their work through the market place. In addition, they would like to invite young and innovative professionals to take part in the youth and gender side-event.

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UNDP/ SPC-LRD Press Release, 11 April 2013 – [Pacific Islands]

The popularity of a Pacific-wide e-discussion about challenges in engaging Pacific youth in agriculture, forestry and food security, has prompted a one-week extension up to 18 April 2013.

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