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YPARD Monthly Newsletter- August

Welcome to an upgraded YPARD website

If you have visited the YPARD website this week, you will notice a new look to the site. If you haven't, I am referring to the look above. Learn more about the reasons behind the website upgrade. 

Welcoming the new YPARD Sweden representative: Sunil Abeyasekera

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Sweden representative Sunil Abeyasekera currently an MSc. Student at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences specializing in Rural Development and Natural Resource Management . 

Join the YPARD’s webinar on strategies to grow your agribusiness

Register now to reserve your seat for the upcoming YPARD webinar on proven strategies to grow your agribusiness venture. We have an amazing cohort of speakers lined up including mentors and mentees from the ongoing Young Africa Works mentoring program.

2030 Agenda: The role of youth in peace, security and sustainability

How are young professionals at YPARD contributing to conflict prevention and sustainable peace? Read this interesting reflection piece from the YPARD steering committee chair on the account of the International Youth Day 2017 celebrations.


YPARD-Burundi : Quelques membres participent à la Rencontre continentale sur l’éducation vétérinaire, à Dakar

En date du 5 au 7 Juillet 2017 s’est tenu à Dakar, la première rencontre continentale sur l’éducation vétérinaire organisée par le Bureau Inter Africain des ressources animales de l’Union Africaine ( AU-IBAR ). Cette activité était organisée en partenariat avec l’École Inter-États des Sciences et...

YPARD Egypt: The plague of jellyfish

YPARD Egypt reports on their recent participation in a workshop organized by the Arab Federation for Wildlife Protection (AFWP) on the impact and response to the recent infestation of jellyfish along Egypt’s North Coast.

YPARD Russia: Be active – build your future!

YPARD Russia representative shares with us some of the lessons she learnt from participating in the recent Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) workshop on Sustainable Agriculture in Stockholm, Sweden.  


Supporting youth to be the masters of their own destiny

YPARD mentoring coordinator, Michelle Kovacevic, takes us through the genesis of the Young Africa Works mentoring program and while at it, she gives us a snapshot of the things to expect from the YAW program in the coming months.

Improving the potatoes and banana value chains

One of the outcomes of the 2017 Young African Works Summit  was the creation of groups of peers from the same country to participate in a long-term cluster coaching program. Pacifique Nshimiyimana tells us about the Rwanda cluster coaching initiative dubbed Farming & Agri-food Systems Connekt that seeks to benefit the youth delegates’ enterprises post-Summit as wellas their long-term career development. 


La lutte contre la pauvreté : motivation, passion, profession et engagement!

This testimonial by Aime Kazika, the YPARD RDC representative, is part of YPARD's showcase on young people and the Sustainable Development Goals.