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Be the YPARD voice in the new EFARD Management Team!

We are searching for a proactive young voice to be heard in the new management team of The European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) for period 2020 - 2022. 

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 and finally Kristina Kuznetsova, YPARD Ukraine country representative. Also, on the occasion of 2016 Annual Technical and Business Meeting, five YPARD Europe delegates were invited to CZU, Prague (YPARD Europe hosting institution) to promote their aspirations as young professionals through interesting presentations and information exchange - Visit the link: https://bit.ly/3iYfody to read more about their participation in this event.

We are searching for a motivated YPARD Europe representative who would take on this role, starting from mid-October 2020. The selected candidate will 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). 

How to apply?

Does this sound like a suitable role for you? If so, please answer the following questions and send them to europe@ypard.net by October 9th, 2020.

  • What is your motivation to be the YPARD representative in the EFARD management team? 
  • If selected as the new YPARD representative, are there any specific inputs or ideas you would like to present to EFARD Management Team?

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