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November 2015 issue
To bring young people with lots of energy to the table to try and discuss pressing and complex issues was just a fantastic opportunity”. Ashwin Ravikumar, young researcher at CIFOR, during 2014 Global Landscapes Forum youth session.
For the first time talent development and the role of youth in food security was explored in the Committee for Food Security (CFS). YPARD played a strong role in framing two side events that brought strong youth innovators to the sessions and encouraged member states to give more space and listen to what youth in their countries have to say.
My Experience at the Committee on Food Security of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Overwhelming, surprising, unexpected, humbling , exciting are some words that attempt to describe what I felt when I heard that I was chosen to be one of the youth innovators for the CFS incubator program. For now, I will narrow down to exciting especially after I arrived at Rome. I felt challenged and poised for action during and after the experience.
Long gone are the days where social media was considered merely as "just fun for the kids". Social media is now an essential part of communications. It is now central to expand outreach and stimulate dialogues and collective actions among professionals in agricultural development. Still, the diversity of tools and the intrinsic of how to use them effectively are overwhelming.
They’re young, articulate and organized and they want to be heard. They are the new generation of agricultural professionals who want a future on the land and to be able to make a difference to the social and economic life of their communities. One of most important and exciting outcomes of the 4th Congress of the South-North Mediterranean Dialogue in Milan this month was the leadership shown by young people in the agriculture for development sector.
A YPARD Delegation of young professionals from the southern and northern mediterranean region was invited by the GFAR to participate to the 4th Mediterranean Congress 2015: Rural Communities, No Longer Left Behind, in Milan, co-organized by the Fondation du Dialogue Sud-Nord Méditerranée. In no time we gathered 17 young people from 11 countries (from both north and south), with 50% of young women.
Samwel Gatimu Murage
The International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) is conducting a survey about the perceptions and aspirations of youth who migrate from their place of origin and youth who prefer to stay in their place of birth. By filling out this survey you will help us to have a better understanding of the relation between migration, perception, and aspirations.
Nearly 4000 participants from 142 countries met at XIV WFC World Forestry Congress on 7-11 September 2015 at Durban, South Africa. This congress, gathered professionals from diverse sector from every corner of the world and whose 2050 vision for forests and forestry was made through the active participation of youths.
We are delighted to welcome the YPARD Country representative for Uganda, Sylvia Natukunda Mwesigwa.
On Novembre 18, delivered by our Expert Guest: Peter Casier
This webinar is now closed. Watch the recorded webinar. Learn more about Jolan, our Expert Guest from The Resource Alliance.
This success story written by Taryn Devereux, a Gender in agriculture specialist , is part of the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development. From research to private sector, mass media to civil society work, YPARD 2015 Gender series features, every month, young "gender champions" from different regions of the world.
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