CTA Strategic Youth Stakeholders Workshop kicks off in the Netherlands

The CTA Youth Stakeholder Workshop is currently being held in Wageningen, the Netherlands from 14-16 November 2012. Around 25 participants and CTA staffs were present at the event, and the official opening was done by the Director of CTA, Mr. Michael Hailu.

The objective of the first day of the workshop was to hear from the partners and learn from them. The first presentations were from CTA that gave an over-view of their activities and initiatives in the area of Science, Technology and Innovation, Agricultural and youth policies, and ICTs in Agriculture.
During the different panels, the partners shared their experience in the area of Youth and Agriculture and gave examples of the initiatives that are being taken to involve the youth in agriculture for food security, poverty eradication and also to reduce unemployment rate. (Please find the Agenda of the workshop HERE)
Interesting examples were shared at the workshop by YAM Pukri Association, FAO, IFAD, YPARD, CAFAN, SPC, Ndola Youth Resource Centre and Azur Development.
The event was tweeted live and highlights of the discussions that took place can be viewed on this link: Day1 Tweets
Some photos from Day 1:
Welcome Remarks by the Director of CTA, Mr. Hailu
Participants at the workshop
Riten Gosai from Fiji introduces himself
Group Photo
Stretching time 🙂
Discussion time
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All Resources from the workshop can be downloaded from this Link: Strategic Youth Stakeholder Workshop: An enriching experience for organizers and participants

About Nawsheen Hosenally

Nawsheen Hosenally, a national of the Republic of Mauritius, has over 6 years of experience in the agricultural sector, specifically focusing on the engagement of youth in agriculture through the use of ICTs. Currently, Nawsheen is the co-Founder of Agribusiness TV, a web TV that features success stories of young agricultural entrepreneurs in Africa. Nawsheen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Extension from the University of Mauritius, and a Master’s degree in Management and Information Systems from the University of Manchester.

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