Beyond the postgraduate training programmes, icipe also aims to increase the capacity of diverse stakeholders in producing and using science and new technologies.
Each year icipe holds many training courses, workshops and other training events for research students and scientists, research and development collaborators, farmers and extension workers, and other stakeholders.
Training covers a range of research and development activities, spanning the continuum from basic strategic research to technology development and validation, and ultimately community-based adoption of new technologies:
- Research skills training for African scientists including postgraduate students and early-career postdoctoral scientists, e.g. biostatistics, GIS, bioinformatics, gender responsiveness in research, science paper writing, proposal writing, science communications.
- Training of individuals in national systems, e.g. veterinary services across Africa involved in the monitoring of bee health.
- Training of farmers, community and extension workers on the adoption of sustainable arthropod management technologies for improved livelihoods in Africa, e.g. Fruit fly integrated pest management, and Push-Pull technology to control of stem borer and striga in maize.
Since Nov 2014 icipe has held more than 50 workshops and other training events for more than 10,000 participants (55% women, 45% men). Training has been held in eight African countries (Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Somaliland, Tanzania and Uganda), and has included participants from 29 different African countries (Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe).
A number of icipe’s training workshops and courses have open calls and applications from suitable candidates are welcome. See below for any open calls.
Open calls for training courses and workshops:
Insect Chemical Ecology Workshop (ICE 2019): http://www.icipe.org/news/announcements/ice2019