2015 Short Term Training in Contemporary approaches to genetic resources conservation and use at Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen, and applications are open till 01 March 2015 for the course; & 21 October 2014 for NUFFIC(Felllowship). Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen | Netherlands
Field(s): Plant genetic resources strategies and policies
Deadline: Scholarship Application Deadline or Deadline NFP: 21 October 2014 ;Deadline to apply the course 01 March 2015
Funded By: Nuffic
‣ Award No: Not Specified
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015 Short Term Training in Contemporary Approaches is targeted for those under NUFFIC beneficiary list
‣ Scholarship Duration: 13 April - 01 May 2015
‣ Scholarship covers: All benefits offered by NUFFIC
Plant genetic resources strategies and policies
Developing resource policies that have an impact
‣ In many parts of the world a relatively small number of high-yielding uniform scientifically bred crop varieties have replaced the many farmers’ varieties that were a feature of earlier times.
‣ Various participatory programmes have been developed to support farmers in maintaining genetic diversity in their fields.
‣ Gene banks have been established to conserve genetic diversity, and to study and use the properties contained in their collections.
‣ In this area, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT-PGRFA) stands out as the agreement with most relevance to the management of plant genetic resources.
‣ In addition, the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity significantly influences genetic resources exchange policies building on these components, this course is devoted to analysing plant genetic resources policies and their impact on conservation and use.
‣ The aim of 2015 Short Term Training in Contemporary Approaches to genetic resources conservation and use is to support policymakers and other stakeholders in the implementation of IT-PGRFA in their own national context.
Upon completion of the course you will:
‣ understand current perspectives, concepts and strategies regarding the conservation and use of genetic resources;
‣ be able to apply genetic resources management strategies which covers aspect of gene bank management and on-farm management;
‣ be familiar with the history and contents of international agreements, in particular the CBD, IT-PGRFA, WTO-TRIPS and UPOV;
‣ be able to implement the International Treaty and the Nagoya Protocol, including g the Treaty’s Multilateral System , its Standard Material Transfer Agreement, the Funding Strategy and aspects of Farmers’ Rights.
Information on the organisers
‣ The training course is organised in cooperation with the Centre for Genetic Resources of the Netherlands (CGN) of Wageningen UR.
‣ Participants may be employed by ministries, research institutes, universities, companies, NGOs or other organisations involved in plant genetic resources management.
‣ Applicants should have at least an MSc or equivalent in training and experience. At least three years of professional experience in a relevant field is required, as well as proficiency in English.
‣ Interested candidates can apply to Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR for admission to the training. Course date: 13 April - 01 May 2015
‣ Scholarship Application Deadline or Deadline NFP: 21 October 2014 Deadline to apply the course 01 March 2015
Register in time
‣ Apply here for the course (http://cdiwbscursus.wur.nl/AccountControl/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/cdi/persondetails.aspx?id=3613&language=en)
‣ NFP Fellowships A new phase of the NFP (NFP II) started on 1 July 2013. As from the deadline of November 2014 there is a new application and selection procedure.
‣ For the latest information please check http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes. Nuffic has a limited number of fellowships available for nationals of certain countries.
‣ After you completed your registation for the course at CDI you will receive an adminisson letter with further instructions on the NFP application procedure. Applications for NFP fellowships should be submitted before 21 October 2014.
‣ Mena fellowships Nuffic has a limited number of MENA fellowships available for nationals of certain countries.
‣ Applications for the MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) should be submitted to CDI.
‣ Applications for Mena fellowships should ben submitted before 21 October 2014. For more information about the MENA Scholarship Programme, please visit http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/mena-scholarship-programme.