SLU: Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security

AgriFoSe2030 training course: How to enhance capacity to transform science into policy & practice

AgriFoSe2030 training course: How to enhance capacity to transform science into policy & practice
21 January, 2018 (All day) - 27 January, 2018 (All day), Bangkok Thailand

A training course targeting young Asian researchers with PhD, "How to enhance capacity to transform science into policy and practice in the eld of food security" will take place in Bangkok, Thailand in January 2017 

The Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) programme, a Swedish initiative, will conduct a training course for young Asian researchers on effective research-to-policy communication for agricultural development. The course is a collaboration between AgriFoSe2030 and The Gothenburg Center for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. AgriFoSe2030 speaks directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the promotion of smallholder agricultural development. 

Course objectives

The objectives of the short training course are to:

  1. Enhance understanding of the policy and practice landscape, research policy linkages and different models for engagement and knowledge exchange;

  2. Equip young researchers with hands-on tools and skills for effective research-to-policy communication;

  3. Share experiences and lessons on best practices in communicating research outputs;

  4. Strengthen national networks for policy in uence in Asian agriculture.

Participants will be trained in mapping the policy landscape and stakeholders, different models and strategies for policy engagement, formulating a research-to-policy plan and policy briefs and presenting policy recommendations aimed at the desired target group. 

To apply:

  1. CV incl. current af liation, academic specialisation and publication list (max 2 pages)

  2. Maximum 1-page letter describing i) your motivation to attend the course, and ii) how you intend to use the knowledge and tools from the course in your policy or practical outreach work

  3. State your preference for specialisation for the second half of the course in the headline of your e-mail: Theme 1 (Socio- economic dimensions) or Theme 2 (Multifunctional landscapes)

  4. Proof of English proficiency; formal statement or certificate of ability to speak, read, write and understand the English language.

Send to:

Cheryl Sjöström, Deadline: 2 October 2017

Only complete applications will be considered. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of October 2017. 

Read more about the course structure and the requirements in available PDF resource.


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