YPARD Netherlands is pleased to invite all members for a discussion event/meet&greet on November 9, 2017, from 16:00 pm to 18:00 pm, at the hosting institute KIT in Amsterdam!
YPARD being a networking platform, has also invited other partner organisations to this event to join the discussions and to give its members a chance to meet and interact with other youth/agriculture based organizations such as: AgriProFocus, Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Slow Food Youth Network, International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture, Food&Business Knowledge Platform and also FoodFirst and The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) who has confirmed their participation at the meet&greet. The selection of these organizations was based on the enthusiasm of emerged community of practice on youth in agribusiness facilitated by Food&Business Knowledge Platform and Agriprofocus.
The main objective of the event is two-fold; firstly YPARD Netherlands would like to give its members (and potencial new members) a chance to broaden their networks by engaging with organizations in the field of youth and agriculture and secondly, have a more content-driven discussion on the theme of youth in agribusiness.
Each organization will hold a 5 min pitch describing their mission statement and expertise in youth and agriculture. In addition, they will introduce a discussion point/statement which fits their organization and the theme. Potential themes may be youth & agricultural research and education, the role of youth as food producers and in the agro-food system, the role of youth in policymaking, the role of youth in rural development, organizing youth in networks, associations, cooperatives, hubs etc. After the presentations, participants will then be given a chance to interact with any organization of interest, where they are encouraged to continue further discussion.
More insights and conclusion about the event will be shared in a later blogpost.
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