In April 2012, I was appointed as YPARD‘s remote intern for Web4Knowledge. Many youths do not show interest in non remunerated internships, but in the 6 months that I have worked with YPARD, I have been trained/mentored remotely and learnt a lot about information management and website update, that I may not have learnt otherwise. It was a great opportunity for me to connect with youths in Agriculture over the world and it was always a pleasure to assist them in their search for information or connect them with others within the YPARD network. Through YPARD itself, I got the chance to represent the Youth at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) which was a life-changing experience for me. Thanks YPARD for the great experience, it is helping me in my new position today!
Zi and Nad’s Wedding
One of the big family events for 2012 was my brother’s wedding. Weddings in Mauritius are held from 3-5 days and for one whole week I really had a great time in the celebrations 🙂
IAALD Africa Chapter Conference
The Award Ceremony of the YoBloCo Awards was held in Johannesburg, South Africa during the IAALD Africa Chapter Conference. Before the conference, a Youth consultation meeting was organised in the framework of the ARDYIS Project. Read more on the event HERE.
Web 2.0 Training in Mauritius
FANRPAN Regional Dialogue
One of the works that I am very proud of is the Mauritius Case Study on current and emerging youth policies and initiatives with a special focus on links to agriculture that I conducted for FANRPAN. The Case studies from 6 African countries were presented at the 2012 Regional dialogue in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
My last AIESEC Mauritius National Conference
And yes, I finally left AIESEC to head for the future. The experience and values that I got in AIESEC are invaluable and I’ll cherish these memories forever. Thanks AIESEC for the life-changing experiences. Nothing can be compared to the AIESEC Experience, once an AIESECer, always an AIESECer!
I attended the 2nd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) in Uruguay this year. Being trained a social reporter, getting our certificates from the Minister of Agriculture, meeting the President of Uruguay, and networking with key persons in Agricultural Research for Development is not an opportunity we get everyday. Thanks again to YPARD! 🙂
I started an internship at CTA in the Netherlands in November. I have been involved in the ARDYIS project for the past 2 years and now I feel really lucky to get the opportunity to work on the project. I am a living proof that CTA is doing a lot for youth in Agriculture in ACP countries. Again, I am truly thankful to CTA for all the opportunities I got so far!
Thank you God, my family, friends, colleagues and mentors for the beautiful year.
Wish you all a Happy New Year 2013! 🙂