The Centre for Development Innovation at Wageningen has announced a very interesting and relevant short course on “Contemporary approaches to genetic resources conservation and use in the context of climate change”, with a focus on genetic resource policy and management and integrated seed sector development” to be held 16 April – 4 may 2012.
The overall objective of the training programme is to enhance participants’ capabilities to deal with the management of genetic resources activities and programmes. In addition, relevant policies regarding genetic resources will receive special attention. The course programme aims for participants and facilitators to exchange experiences and to enhance understanding of effective approaches towards the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources in agriculture.
The programme consists of two three-week courses offered in parallel sessions: (1) Genetic resource policies and genetic resource management strategies, and (2) Integrated and participatory approaches in agrobiodiversity management. Additionally, one-day workshops on special topics are organised in which the participants of both courses will join.
The deadline for application, directly to Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation is 16 March 2012 (self-financed) and the deadline for application with funding support (limited NUFFIC Fellowships) is 1 October 2011. Early application is recommended.
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