IFAD-CARE organizes capacity building workshop for youth groups and media partners

The Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence in Policy for Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa (CARE) project, led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), is organizing a training to build the capacity of media partners and youth groups.
The training in collaboration with Inter Press Services (IPS) is targeting participants as intermediaries to be able to access, appraise, and disseminate research evidence to the public for easy adoption and engagement.
CARE is a three-year project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) that is designed to provide opportunities to engage youth to improve the availability and use of evidence for youth policies and decision-making related to youth participation in agribusiness and rural economic activities.
With about 50 beneficiaries across Africa, the project is looking to engage stakeholders to improve the availability, exchange, dissemination, and use of research findings in the field of farm and non-farm economic activities from young African scholars. Since inception, CARE has funded research by young Africans while fostering the inclusion of results into policy and practice in support of economic growth and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, working at local, national and regional levels in Africa.
The training, taking place at the IITA headquarters aims to build the capacity of media and youth groups as intermediaries to access, appraise and disseminate evidence to the public.
Agricultural intervention through informed policies is a key factor that will influence the African economy as this will develop and alleviate the economic conditions on the Continent, with this CARE ultimately intends to have an impact on youth and their partners’ capacities to deliver improved policies and investments that are effective at supporting youth involved in agribusiness and rural economy.
The training would serve as one of the tools CARE is employing to strengthen research results’ inclusion in policy development across Africa to grow the continent’s economic status as well as achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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