Tuesday, September 16, 2008


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: New local and regional YPARD initiatives

The Young Professionals' Platform for Agricultural Research (YPARD) is calling for proposals for individuals and organizations wishing to set up local and regional initiatives. With funds from SDC (Swiss Development Cooperation), YPARD will be supporting these local/regional initiatives. Each approved initiative will be granted with a maximum of EUR 5, 000 seed funds. Funds are available for supporting a maximum number of five initiatives. Young professional and any organization in agricultural research for development may join forces with other individuals and/or organizations in their country or region to bring together other young professionals (YPs) to discuss, debate and act on key issues revolving Agricultural Research for Development (ARD). The group of individuals or organizations that seeks to institutionalize this way of interacting should send a concept note or proposal to the YPARD Coordination Unit.

Deadline is 31 October 2008.   [more information]

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