Join the ACS International Center with IC Affiliates the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) as they provide information on the research landscape in Germany. Hosts will discuss opportunities for research, funding and collaboration as well as internationally focused activities of the GDCh. This webinar is intended for all audiences.
The webinar takes place on Tuesday, March 1 at 12pm EST.
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Are you looking for a dynamic opportunity to get some exposure and experience in international agriculture issues impacting farmers in vulnerable countries of Asia, Africa and the Middle East?
Center for Excellence Research Intern. 15 hours per week, unpaid internship that may lead to a paid position.
Location: Washington, DC or remotely.
Application deadline February 28, 2016.
Position Summary: Relief International (RI) is currently recruiting for an intern to assist in technical research for international agriculture programs which serve some of the most vulnerable farmers in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. RI specializes in integrated value chain development that considers: livelihoods development and economic advancement, disaster risk reduction, climate change, gender, land use and rights, food security and nutrition in agricultural programs.
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February 17, 2016 9:30-11:00 AM EST
Join InnovATE online or in-person in Washington, D.C. for this month’s Ag Sector Council Seminar on Feb. 17, 9:30-11:00 AM EST. The seminar is “Building Linkages in Agricultural Education and Training through Systems Thinking.” The application of systems thinking to agricultural education and training (AET) is critical to sustainable agricultural development. By understanding complete AET systems and the connections within them, practitioners can account for more variables and better influence agricultural development outcomes. This approach can help any practitioner integrate AET within their work, particularly for gender, youth and workforce development.
AET systems include formal education (primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational/technical institutions) as well as nonformal education (extension and workforce development) and informal education (on-the-job training and day-to-day self-learning). The February Ag Sector Council Seminar will discuss the five AET linkages and demonstrate how they can be built into projects. These connections include those between:
- Theory and practical instruction
- Curriculum and workforce/industry demands
- Educational institutions at different levels
- Different management systems such as governmental, NGO and parochial
- AET and extension systems
The discussion will also include examples of AET systems in practice. Presenters will showcase successful cases and how they are developed. Practitioners of all types of program will learn how to think through how their work can be bolstered by AET. AET practitioners will gain insights into other programs and the overarching role of AET in Feed the Future. Please join us for a lively discussion starting at 9:30 AM EST, and if you are in DC, for a coffee networking hour at 9 AM EST.
Register on Agrilinks: http://agrilinks.org/events/building-linkages-agricultural-education-and-training-through-systems-thinking
$1 a week Academic Rate is for students only; faculty, staff and administration may subscribe at the Faculty Rate of $5 for 12 weeks, then 50% off the normal rate.
More information here.