The capacity building short course on climate-smart agriculture (C-Smart Agric) is a rigorous, unique learning experience that transforms early and mid-career professionals working in agriculture, environment and sustainability into competent leaders in their respective fields. C-Smart Agric, organized by the West African Center for Sustainable Rural Transformation (WAC-SRT) at the University for Development Studies, is a four-weekend intensive program that will run in hybrid format from December 2nd to December 23, 2023.

Our interdisciplinary training incorporates workshops and seminars taught by renowned practitioners from various fields in industry. The policy aspect of the program is emphasised. In addition, the instruction team encompasses experts from academia in the areas of economic development, food security and climate change, cultural change, green finance, systems leadership, communications, project management, conflict resolution, and consensus building.

C-Smart Agric intends to groom competent leaders by combining critical thinking with practical approaches. Upon successful completion, participants in the C-Smart Agric program will receive certificates of participation that can be used for promotion in their respective fields.

Who should apply to the C-Smart Agric program?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials, practitioners and policymakers) and those working with communities, whether in industry, governments, funding agencies, research organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for agricultural development. Especially welcome are also farmer organizations and cooperatives, development practitioners and program managers, and anyone who wants to learn more about modern and sustainable approaches for food production and farming that leave zero or minimal environmental footprints.

Mode of Application

Prospective participants are required to use the customized online application form available here. There is no cost for the application. Selected applicants would be required to pay a small contribution towards materials costs and logistics only.

Deadline for the C-Smart Agric program application is 
30 November 2023

For further enquiries regarding the C-Smart Agric program, contact the Coordinator of WAC-SRT, Dr. Isaac Ansah (+233) 244393855

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