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What is ARDYIS?

ARDYIS is a framework of actions which aims to raise the capacity and opportunities of youth in agriculture through ICTs in ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific).

Its key activities include the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) and the AgriHack Talent initiative.

Sunday, 06 June 2010 13:23

Networking and knowledge sharing

Written by Ken

These activities will encourage networking between youth participating in the project and knowledge sharing. A social networking platform will be created. Participation in conferences will inform youth and consolidate their knowledge about opportunities to use ICTs in agriculture and rural areas, new prospects for agriculture, job opportunities, etc..

To launch ARDYIS, the first two activities designed are the essay writing contest and a training on blogging and web 2.0 for development. The training will be tailored to the level of participants; it will take place at in December 2010 or early in 2011. 30 best entrants to the essay writing competition will be selected to attend it.  The training outputs will be linked to other future activities.

In parallel to the training, a one-day consultative and networking meeting will be organized.

Other training will be organized or supported in the future.

Monday, 14 June 2010 13:22

Essay writing competition

Written by Ken

Deadline for submitting applications extended to 15 August 2010!

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Youth finding solutions to challenges in agriculture and rural development using ICT !

ESSAY CONTEST

Win up to 1,500 euros and improve your capacity!


The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET , is organizing an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. This is the first activity of the project “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) initiated by CTA; this project aims at raising the awareness and capacity of youth on the issues of rural and agricultural development for ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) countries through new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

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