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Call for Online Social Reporters - 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW7)

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NB: Message pour les francophones: Les jeunes francophones intéressés peuvent également prendre part à cette activité et envoyer leurs contributions en français.

In the framework of the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW7), the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in collaboration with YPARD, will be organising a social reporting activity.  The event will be held from 13th to 16th June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Specific objectives
The specific objectives of Social Reporting project are to:
•    Raise awareness mainly during and after the Africa Agriculture Science Week on the topics/sessions of the conference through a strong online presence and promotion;
•    Enable direct and indirect stakeholders who are not physically present at the event to be updated on the conference sessions and as much as possible engage them in discussions;
•    Use social media as an advocacy tool and share discussions (challenges and recommendations) from the sessions;
•    Strengthen the knowledge and networking of youth and their organisations in the area of agricultural science, technology and innovation, as well as in social media reporting;
•    Contribute to improving the development of youth in agriculture in Africa.

CTA’s involvement will be in the framework of its ARDYIS project, which focuses on improving the development and building the capacity of youth in agriculture.

The social reporting team is composed of 2 sub-teams; on-site social reporters and online social reporters. This call is launched only for online social reporters.

Online social reporters
Young social media enthusiasts interested in contributing remotely to the reporting on the event can join the social reporting team that will participate on site.

Social reporting for the Africa Agriculture Science Week is a voluntary task.

Selection criteria
•    Being aged between 15 and 35 years
•    Be a National of ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) or EU (European Union) countries;
•    Be involved or strongly interested in agriculture or related fields;
•    Proven basic skills in the use of social media for reporting;
•    Be competent in the use of French or English language;
•    Be a good communicator and commit to contribute actively to the Social Reporting activity

Benefits and value for online social reporters
•    Being part of the team will provide various networking opportunities.
•    Highly committed members of the remote social reporters’ team will receive e-certificates at the end of the event.

How to Apply/Deadline
All persons interested in being part of the online/remote social reporting team have to fill out this form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AASW-social-reporting by 3 June, 2016.

Interested remote reporters will be informed of their selection and about the modalities to contribute to the social reporting team remotely.

Contact
This activity is coordinated by CTA (through the ARDYIS Project) and FARA. Further information or clarification can be directed by email to the ARDYIS project team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with “Africa Agriculture Science Week 2016 Social Reporting” as subject line.

 

About the event
The Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) is an event that is organised every three years by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and its partners. The 7th AASW will be holding from 13th – 16th June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. The overall objective is to create a space for all stakeholders involved in African agricultural science, technology and innovation (STI) space to reflect on achievements and come up with strategies and actions directed at enhancing the contribution of agricultural STI towards facilitating Africa’s economic and social transformation.

Thus, the event will welcome agricultural stakeholders from all around Africa and others participants with interest in African agricultural STI. The overall theme is “Apply Science, Impact Livelihoods” organised around five key sub-themes, which are: institutional systems and policies for making science work for African agriculture; sustainable productivity growth, value chains and profitable agribusinesses; human capital development and the Youth; sustainable financing of Science, Technology and Innovation for African agriculture; and megatrends in African Agriculture.

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