a global community
Upon completion of the course you will:
- understand current perspectives, concepts and strategies regarding the conservation and use of genetic resources;
- be able to apply genetic resources management strategies which covers aspect of gene bank management and on-farm management;
- be familiar with the history and contents of international agreements, in particular the CBD, IT-PGRFA, WTO-TRIPS and UPOV;
- be able to implement the International Treaty and the Nagoya Protocol, including the Treaty’s Multilateral System, its Standard Material Transfer Agreement, the Funding Strategy and aspects of Farmers’ Rights.
Target audience & requirements
The programme is designed for mid-career professionals working in policy, research, education or development areas. Participants may be employed by ministries, research institutes, universities, companies, NGOs or other organisations involved in plant genetic resources management. Applicants should have at least an MSc or equivalent in training and experience. At least three years of professional experience in a relevant field is required, as well as proficiency in English.
Application deadline: 26 February 2018
Application deadline NFP (KOP) / MENA: 18 October 2018 (for a scholarship opportunity)
Location: The Netherlands