Increasing the development impact of agricultural research

 

 

 

Course Summary:

This course will be delivered entirely in Africa.

The course develops participant’s skills and knowledge in the following ways;

  • Understanding, developing and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships between research and other development agencies (including Private Sector and other key stakeholders) in the Agricultural sector. This includes:
    • Partner selection
    • Group facilitation
    • Leadership
    • Negotiation, and
    • Dispute resolution
  • Influencing policy with Agricultural research evidence
  • Establishing, facilitating and sustaining agricultural innovation platforms, to broaden the adoption of research outputs including
    • Analysing value-chains to identify entry points for innovation
  • Agricultural extension theory and practice
  • Developing clear pathways to broaden impact
  • Broader leadership and organisational management competencies. This includes:
    • Project management,
    • Change management, and
    • Public speaking
  • Addressing cross cutting development issues such as gender equity, inclusive development, ethics and transparency

Target Group

  • You are a national of an eligible country
  • You are a mid to senior-level professional working in an agriculture policy, practice, research or reform role
  • You are currently employed in an agriculture research institution/program (including Universities), ministry, NGO/farmers organisation, private company or national and regional agricultural policy making organisation
  • You have a clear vision for how you will use the knowledge gained through the short course to improve agricultural policy, practice, research or reform in your home country

To be eligible for a Short Course applicants must:

  • have citizenship of and be currently living in the country of your nationality unless you work for an African Regional Organisation
  • Not be married to/or be a de facto of, or engaged to be married to, a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Satisfy any specific criteria established by the applicant’s country and/or government of citizenship
  • Satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for a DFAT student visa
  • Satisfy any specific admission requirements of the Institution at which the short course is to be undertaken
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalenthave citizenship of and be currently living in the country of your nationality unless you work for an African Regional Organisation