The strong showing by YPARD at the GCARD2 demonstrated to the international community that youth can have a strong voice and be an integral part of international events and proceedings and that they have a valid role to play.
Local representatives established themselves and YPARD reached out to YPs on the ground, throughout the world. The network has matured, as well as its activities and its plan for the future is ambitious.
Some highlights of 2012 include a 44% increase of new members, New YPARD country representatives for Sierra Leone, Malawi, Mali, Benin, Nepal, South Africa, Switzerland and France and Strong youth representation at the GCARD2 with a prolific group of young social reporters and a youth pre-conference session which fed into a youth and gender focused plenary.
YPARD expanded to create a new region in YPARD Europe and also had a YPARD representative in place on the Steering Committee of the European Forum for Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD).
YPARD also had a significant launch of YPARD China at CAAS in Beijing and released a report on ‘Working towards a generation of new professionals in ARD’, and much more!
We hope you enjoy it.
The YPARD Team