Engaging youth and the private sector in extension and agricultural advisory services

ENGAGING YOUTH AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN EXTENSION AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES

January 16, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event, originally planned for April 21-22, 2020 was rescheduled and will now be held virtually in several webinar sessions.


To interrogate the state of extension systems in East Africa and devise mechanisms to take advantage of existing opportunities, the Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Project in collaboration with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Eastern Africa Field Schools Support Hub and Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services – Kenya (KeFAAS) are organizing an online community of practice event on ‘Engaging youth and the private sector in extension and agricultural advisory services.’ The event will bring together experts, practitioners, researchers and funding partners to share, discuss and learn about issues of extension and advisory services in East Africa. The key messages and lessons will be documented into policy briefs that will be shared with East Africa policymakers to inform the extension policy agenda.

See full event concept note for more details.

To participate in the webinars, please register below:

Webinar session 1: August 5,  03:00 PM (Nairobi) 
Topic: Role of private sector and youth  in propelling digital disruption for invigorating extension and advisory services.
See flyer with more details
Register

Webinar session 2:  August 19, 2020 03:00 PM (Nairobi) 
Topic: Effective private sector engagement in extension and advisory services
Register

Webinar session 3: August 26, 2020 03:00 PM (Nairobi) 
Topic: Gainful youth participation in extension and advisory services
Register

Webinar session 4: Sep 2, 2020 03:00 PM (Nairobi) 
Topic: Double benefits for youth and private actor participation in scaling up successful extension approaches:  Opportunities and challenges
Register 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.


Organized by the Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Project and African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), with support from PIM.

Photo by C. Robinson/CIMMYT

Comments

  1. Wilfred Kioko says

    Thank you for organizing such an event that focuses on young people in the agricultural sector. As a young person, who is an Agronomist by profession, how can I attend the event? Is it free?

    Regards
    Wilfred Kioko

  2. Kristin Davis says

    Hi Wilfred, sorry for the delayed response! You are welcome to attend the event and it is free. You can directly contact the organizers through the save the date note on the website. We are finalizing the venue and will post further information in the coming weeks.

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