Participate in Contemporary Approaches to Genetic Resources Conservation: CDI Short Course (4 to 22 April 2016)

Deadline: 22 February 2016

Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation (CDI) will conduct short term course “Contemporary approaches to genetic resources conservation and use” from 4 April 2016 to 22 April 2016 in the Netherlands. Mid-career professionals working in policy, research, education or development areas who are employed by ministries, research institutes, universities, companies, NGOs or other organisations involved in plant genetic resources management are invited to apply for participation.

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This course provides state-of-the-art insight into various plant genetic resources management strategies and relevant policies.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course participants will

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  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should have at least an MSc or equivalent in training and experience.
  • Applicants must also have at least three years of professional experience in a relevant field.
  • Applicants must be proficient in the English language.

How to Apply

Applications can be accessed online through the website. Applicants must first have to create an account on the website and register themselves for the course.

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For more information, please visit CDI Course Contemporary Approaches.