Leadership course in Flood-Based Farming and Water Harvesting

As part of the programme named Africa to Asia: Testing Adaptation Of Flood-Based Farming Systems (FBFS), a leadership course is being organized in flood based farming and rainwater harvesting. This course will serve as a platform for the exchange of new and innovative ideas, experiences and knowledge among young and mid-career professionals. The course will take place from February 29 to March 11, 2016.

The objective of the leadership course is to contribute to nurturing development leaders with a good understanding of the bigger picture related to participatory approach to watershed management and climate change and variability. The course will moreover help develop the practical know-how and specific skills for sustainable development and management of FBFS and Water Harvesting systems.

The first week will be covered at ICRAF in Nairobi, Kenya and will entail the introduction of FBFS and RWH System as well as more detailed courses linked the leadership and multiple use of floods i.e. road water harvesting, ground water recharge, etc. There will be interactive sessions with group work and discussions. The second week will be a field excursion to a catchment area at the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This will offer the opportunity to interact and share experiences with the farming community in this area.

To apply for this course, please read our flyer to find out more about the target group and course requirements.

For more information, please contact Elsabijn Koelman (e.koelman@cgiar.org), Alex Oduor (a.oduor@cgiar.org) or Maimbo Malesu (m.malesu@cgiar.org).