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Call for YPARD Europe representative at EFARD

We are searching for a pro-active young voice to be heard in The European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD). 

The European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) aims to strengthen her contribution in poverty alleviation, food security, and sustainable development in developing countries by providing a platform for strategic dialogue among European stakeholders in order to promote research partnerships between European and Southern research communities. EFARD follows the principles of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and contributes to GFAR’s Global Plan of Action, in partnership with the other GFAR regional fora. 

EFARD management team is made up of 5-6 persons; the Chair, Vice Chair and Executive Secretary and 2-3 other members representing a broad range of stakeholder groups and national fora of member countries. Aligning with the same mission, YPARD has been represented in the EFARD management team for several years. The first YPARD representative was André Stucki a member of YPARD Switzerland and later Rahel Wyss, YPARD Switzerland country representative. In occasion of 2016 Annual Technical and Business Meeting, five YPARD Europe delegates were invited to CULS, Prague to promote their youth aspirations through interesting presentations and information exchange. 

We are searching for a motivated YPARD Europe representative who would take over the role, starting from 1st August 2018, represent YPARD’s mission and vision at EFARD´s meetings (an annual meeting in person) and would be occasionally able to provide feedback on some working documents. The delegate should be a pro-active individual with an enthusiastic spirit who can come up with new ideas and chart new courses. The travel costs for the annual meetings will be covered by EFARD/ YPARD. The estimated time which needs to be invested in the EFARD work is approximately 40 hours/ year (including the annual meeting). 

Does this sound like a suitable role for you? If so, please answer the following questions and send them to europe@ypard.net by June 22. 

  • What is your motivation to be the YPARD representative in the EFARD management team? 
  • Are there any specific inputs or ideas you would like to present as a fresh YPARD representative to EFARD management team? 
  • If needed, would you be able to secure a partial financial support for the annual meeting from your organization?