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ICLPST ICDF AVRDC EICA DRC NIMSME NIRD&PR CFQCTI SITRA KOICA PSPS INFRA New Training Programmes

International Training Programmes

During the triennium 2018 - 2020, the ongoing training programmes at international level will continue to be organized at the existing leading institutions in the member countries. These training programmes provide fully paid fellowships to the nominees of AARDO member countries. At present, more than 350 training fellowships at AARDO's training centres of excellence located in Bangladesh, Republic of China, Egypt, India, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and Zambia are available to AARDO annually. Further, in order to meet the needs of the member countries, new training programmes would be organized.

R. O. China (Taiwan)

AARDO has been collaborating with the Government of the Republic of China for training of its sponsored candidates in different fields of agricultural/rural development. The Government of the Republic of China awards twenty six (26) fellowships to AARDO annually. It meets all expenses involved in the training of AARDO sponsored candidates, which include both- ways airfare, board and lodging, tuition fee, study material and local transportation on study visits, etc. The training programmes are being organized in International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training (ICLPST), Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) and AVRDC - The World Vegetable Centre East and Southeast Asia, Bangkok, Thailand.

International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training (ICLPST), Taoyuan

The Government of the Republic of China has been conducting a training programme on "Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development" at the International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training (ICLPST). The course is designed for the training of senior level officials or educators in land settlements, land reforms, cooperatives, agricultural development, agricultural credit, agricultural extension and supporting services and rural development planning. Keeping in view of the relevance of this programme to the needs of the member countries, collaborative arrangements have been made with the Government of the Republic of China during 1988 for training of AARDO sponsored candidates in the above field. Six (6) training slots are available annually for AARDO sponsored candidates.

Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives :The purpose of this seminar is to share Taiwan's development experiences and achievement in Land Policy and Sustainable Rural Development to the participants. It provides a forum for the participants to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences within the topics including land policy and administration, rural governance and development, and case study of Taiwan's land policy etc.

Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives :
  1. Providing the participants with understanding of the most recent lessons learned in achieving goals for effective agricultural development and policy.
  2. Giving the participants a deeper knowledge of agricultural economics, agricultural technology, agricultural resources, and international trade and market issues.
  3. Introducing the participants to the techniques of economically and institutionally analyzing agricultural development and policy.
  4. Arming the participants with skills and perspectives in policy-making of agricultural economics and industrial policy, agricultural technology, agricultural resources, agricultural market and trade.
  5. Assisting participants with exploring models, policy development and policy implementation regarding
    a) International Marketing and Global Market
    b) Agricultural Resources and Technology Policy
    c) Rural Development
    d) Taiwan Experience

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF)

A total number of Ten (10) slots are available annually for AARDO sponsored candidates for various other relevant training programmes organized under the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) during the current triennium of 2018 - 2020.



Duration :2 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives :Strategy and maintenance: Regarding to the global issues to learn about plant germplasm conservation, and the linkage between natural resources management and sustainable agriculture development. Species diversity and genetic diversity in agriculture: To discuss the impacts and threats of exotic species to local species, and how to ensure and maintain the potential species. Technology in agricultural biodiversity: How to digitalize data on biodiversity.

Duration : 2 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objective :To enhance knowledge and skills in developing social policies.

Duration : 2 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives :
  1. To improve efficiency of water management.
  2. To promote resilience and sustainability of water management.
  3. Taiwan's latest water management facilities and technologies.

AVRDC-The World Vegetable Centre East and Southeast Asia, Bangkok, Thailand

The Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre (AVRDC), The World Vegetable Centre, Republic of China( Taiwan) founded in 1971, is a non-profit International Agricultural Research Center and aims at alleviating poverty and malnutrition of the people in the developing countries through vegetable research and development and to increase production and consumption of nutritious and healthy vegetables. Since AVRDC and AARDO have common mutual interest in the field of agriculture and rural development and wish to cooperate, collaborate and complement each other's efforts in these areas, they reached a mutual understanding to enter into a collaborative agreement in the form of an MoU in 2014. Under the MoU, the following programme, the Centre allocates 10 fellowships for participants from AARDO member countries in its East and South East Asia Centre, Thailand. AARDO would meet both-ways airfare of the participants while the Government of Republic of China and AVRDC would bear expenses on boarding, lodging, tuition fee, study materials, field visits, etc.

Duration : 2 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives :This course will give participants hands-on experience in safe vegetable production techniques. It will inform participants about:
  1. Thailand's experience with GAP certification including the Q-GAP and ThaiGAP standards
  2. Healthy seed and seedling production and vegetable grafting methods..
  3. Sustainable soil fertility management .
  4. Pest and disease diagnosis .
  5. Integrated pest management for key vegetable crops .
  6. Postharvest management and processing.

Egypt

Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA), Cairo

bardThe Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA), is a premier research and training institute in Africa under the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and has been organizing a number of training programmes on different aspects of agricultural development. A wide variety of course syllabi have been designed to enable the participants, including AARDO sponsored trainees, to acquaint themselves with the latest techniques in agricultural development.

The objectives of these programmes are not only to train in-service officials from Africa and Asia in various aspects of agriculture but also to bring together agricultural talents from different countries for a first-hand understanding and appreciation of each other's problems and help evolve, by pooling of knowledge, new techniques in agricultural development adapted to conditions of respective countries. Member countries have shown great interest in these courses.

As per the bilateral agreement, EICA provides forty (40) slots in the following training courses every year to AARDO for awarding fellowships to its member countries. AARDO's contribution is to meet both-ways airfare of each participant whereas the expenses on boarding, lodging, tuition fee, study materials, field visits, etc of the participants are met by EICA.

Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:Poultry production plays an important role in providing employment opportunities to the rural people as well as to improve their nutritional standards. Landless poor are encouraged to take up poultry production to earn their livelihood. Similarly, farmers are also mobilised to involve in poultry production as off-farm activity to enhance their income. Keeping in view of the potential, poultry production has been accorded the status of industry in some countries. Considering the significance of poultry production, AARDO has been regularly sponsoring trainees from its member to participate in this training course. The broad objectives of the course are:
  1. promote exchange of information and experiences among the member countries .
  2. understand the basic principles of poultry production .
  3. grasp the knowledge and information about the establishment and management of poultry farms .
  4. develop capabilities and increase effectiveness in diagnosing and treating poultry diseases.
Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The concept of integrated rural development was introduced to integrate various on-going programmes in order to optimise the resource utilisation. This approach helped the developing countries considerably in expediting the balanced rural development. The main objective of the training programme was to understand the main approaches and principles of rural development. Upon completion of the course, the participants were expected to:
  1. deepen and refresh the knowledge and skills relevant to economic development .
  2. identify the main development constraints and potentials for rural development .
  3. exchange experiences among the participants .
  4. study various development programme in participating countries.
Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The course was designed to enhance knowledge and experience on various aspects of animal production and health and give an in-depth information on modern technologies applied in production and health of livestock. Main objectives of the course were:
  1. application of modern technologies and systems in livestock breeding .
  2. understanding the basic principles of livestock breeding, nutrition, management and economics .
  3. identifying problems concerning animal health and veterinary care .
  4. exchange of cross-continental experiences with the possibility of its adoption.
Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: To enhance the participants' knowledge and skills in the field of Land and water management. Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to be able to :
  1. Understand the role of physical and chemical properties in various types of lands, according to their geographical distribution and their effect on crop productivity .
  2. Identify factors controlling land reclamation processes, with special emphasis on management of different types of lands, irrigation and drainage schemes .
  3. Exchange information and experience between Egypt and other countries.
Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:The objectives of the course are to enhance the participants' knowledge and skills in the field of fish culture development. Upon completion of the course, participants were expected to be able to :
  1. Have a full understanding on the concept and principle of fish culture and other related integrated fish farming systems, especially their role in the overall rural development mechanism.
  2. Understand the techniques of different practices of fish culture such as seed production and disease prevention etc.
  3. Acquire adequate knowledge about the Egyptian experience in fish culture and extension systems .
  4. Promote the exchange of information and knowledge among the participating countries in the area of fish culture .
Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: This course is designed to provide the participants with the skills needed to be highly competitive in the local and international markets; it also aims at giving a wealth of knowledge to upgrade their experience and drive their career forward. At the end of the course participants are expected to:
  1. Become familiar with the current methods applied in food processing technology.
  2. Recognize the best technology of food processing used for improving quality, increasing production and decreasing waste.
  3. Get acquainted with different small-scale projects on food processing that can be applied in their countries by using local tools .
  4. Analyze and solve problems facing the projects in such field .
  5. Create a link between the participants and key persons facilitating the program.
Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. comprehend the role of projects in the overall national planning .
  2. identify, understand and evaluate agricultural development projects in the developing countries .
  3. exchange information and experiences between Egypt and other participating countries in the field of agriculture and rural development .
  4. acquire basic knowledge of computer application in project analysis .
Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The main objectives of the course are to:
  1. enrich capability of the participants regarding technologies related to vegetable production in Afro-Asian countries .
  2. share knowledge of the Egyptian experiences;
  3. identify problems arising from the production cycle and to understand the interaction between perceptions and problems identification .
  4. understand the importance of scientific research.
Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The course comprised principles of cotton breeding and seed supply, cotton agronomy specifying cultivation, pest control and weed control. The contents covered different aspects of cotton cultivation. Generally, in many areas, cotton cultivation was affected by incidence of diseases and pests. The emphasis in the course was also placed on remedial measures to control cotton diseases. Cotton harvesting generally employs special techniques which were also dealt within this programme. The programme also contained detailed descriptions of cotton seed production with special reference to the Egyptian cotton production.

The crop of cereals, vegetables and orchards is badly affected by the pests. Agricultural co-efficients practised in many countries included the special care against insects and pests. Although insecticides are commonly used to control the incidence, yet biological control of pest management has got to be developed .

The training course on integrated pest control was designed to provide a background of the problems related to the incidence of insects and management of integrated pest control. The training programme focussed on the principles of pest control, insects and their biological control and the environmental factor affecting plant diseases. The course, spread over ten weeks, dealt with subjects related to three aspects, namely, relation to the insects, ii) diseases, and iii) pesticides. On the subject of insects, deliberations referred to field crops, insects and their control, vegetable crops, insects and their control, fruit tree insects and their control. It also discussed the problems of insects in the stored products, locust and grass hoppers, biological control and integrated pest management.

Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The course was designed to fit in a community-based agronomist with adequate experience. The contents were designed to match the prevailing conditions in the developing countries which are striving for better agricultural services. The major objectives of the course are to :
  1. study the Egyptian efforts exerted through economic reform policies in agriculture.
  2. enhance cooperative movement for better agricultural services.
  3. work efficiently as a two way bridge between farmers, their problems and solutions;
  4. collect proper agricultural statistics to estimate demand of agricultural services; and
  5. expose the participants about the direct application of field services to the farmers.
Duration : 10 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The curriculum will be in the form of modules; the content ofthe modules can be adjusted orincreased according to the need of majority of participants. The modules are as follows:

Module I: Women and Poverty:
  1. Better access to inputs of production such as credit, seeds, technology including information and communication technologies etc.
  2. Development of gender based Agricultural Extension methodologies and Research to address the feminization of poverty.

Module II: Women Education and Training:
  1. Measures to guarantee equal access to formal and informal education and eradication of illiteracy among women ,
  2. Improvement of vocational training , science and technology and continuing education
  3. Promotion of life-long education and training for women and girls.

Module III: Women and the Economy:
  1. Facilitating women's equal access to resources, employment, markets and trade.
  2. Providing business services, training and access to markets, information and technology, particularly to low-income women.
  3. Strengthening women's economic capacity and commercial networks.
  4. The impact of the financial crisis on women and the plight ofwomen migrant workers.
  5. Factors affecting the well being of rural women.
  6. Women's traditional and contemporary role in agricultural and rural development.

Module IV: Human Rights of Women:
  1. Promotion and protection of the human rights ofwomen, through the full implementationof all human rights instruments.
  2. Especially the Convention on the Elimination ofAll Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Module V: Women and Climate Change:
  1. Women active involvement in environmental decision-making at all levels.
  2. Integrating gender concerns and perspectives in policies and programs for sustainable development.
  3. Strengthening orestablishing mechanisms at national, regional and international levels to assess the impact of development and environmental policies on women.

Module VI: The Girl Child:
  1. Measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination against the girl child (education, training, health and nutrition).
  2. Negative cultural attitudes and practices against girls
  3. Remembrances of Growing up Female.

ModuleVII : Women and microcredit
  1. Introduction to microfinance.
  2. Philosophy of microcredit.
    1. Microcredit objective.
    2. Principles of microcredit.
    3. Microcredit development.
    4. Market for microcredit.
  3. Microcredit technology.
    1. Group lending approach.
    2. Individual lending approach
  4. Empowerment aspects of self-help microcredit schemes.
  5. Microcredit and poverty alleviation.
  6. Saving Money, Gaining Freedom.

Desert Research Centre (DRC), Cairo

bardThe Desert Research Centre (DRC) is a specialized agency for the development of desert and land reclamation for agricultural development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Government of Egypt. The Centre has been promoting and efficiently implementing various projects and activities to secure agricultural/rural development in Egypt.

As per the Mutual Collaboration and Assistance Agreement (MCAA) signed between AARDO and DRC in 2006, a specialized programme on "Training and Study Visits on Desertification in Egypt" is organized annually at DRC exclusively for AARDO sponsored candidates. DRC provides fifteen (15) training fellowships every year to AARDO. AARDO's contribution is to meet both-ways airfare for each participant whereas the expenses on boarding, lodging, tuition fee, study materials, field visits, etc., of the participants are shared by AARDO and DRC.

Duration : 1-2 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. Desertification: causes, impacts and control.
  2. Management, developing and maintenance of groundwater.
  3. Types of groundwater chemical properties and the factors affecting them.
  4. Combating desertification through rational and sound inputs to arid soils.
  5. Eco-system integrated management in the development and conservation of eco-system and arid land.
  6. Meteorological factors and their impact on agriculture, land and reclamation processes.
  7. Safe environmental organic farming systems.
  8. Biotechnology and tissue-cultures in biodiversity conservation.
  9. Animal resources in Egyptian deserts and the role of natural ranges in its nutrition and productivity.
  10. Role of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) for saving of genetic resources and conservation of endangered mammalian species.
  11. Biological control of insects pests in sustainable agriculture.
  12. Sustainable management to combat soil erosion under arid conditions.
  13. Survey, evaluation, improvement and maintenance of reclaimed soil (combating desertification).
  14. Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in agriculture investment and support exportation of non- traditional agriculture production in the desert areas.
  15. Impact of desertification on food security.

India

The Government of India through the Ministry of External Affairs has been awarding a number of fellowships for the training of foreign nationals from developing countries in the premier Indian institutes through Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme under bilateral agreements. Keeping in view of the vast experience and technological know-how available in India in the field of Human Resources Development, arrangements have been made with the Government of India for the award of training fellowships to the officials from AARDO member countries. At present seventy (70) training fellowships are available to AARDO annually. These training slots are utilized for sponsoring candidates from AARDO member countries to the training courses organized at National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme), Hyderabad, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad, Central Fertilizer Quality Control and Training Institute (CFQCTI), Faridabad, and South India Textile Research Association (SITRA),Coimbatore, etc. Training courses organized at the above institutes are subject to changes from year to year by the respective institutes depending upon the training needs of the participating member countries.

AARDO's financial liabilities are to meet the expenses on both-ways airfare of its candidates participating in the various training programmes in the above institutions. The Government of India under the ITEC programme meets the expenses on boarding and lodging, tuition fee, books and other literature, and local travel.

National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Ni-msme), Hyderabad

bardNI-MSME, Hyderabad, has been set up as an apex institution in 1960 by the Government of India with the charter of assisting in the promotion of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) mainly by creating a pro-business environment that would enable them to progress towards success and prosperity. With its vast expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology, management, extension and information services, ni-msme has been organizing international training programmes to enable the SME's to cope with the continuously changing policy situation in the developing world.

Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. Communicate effectively in English
  2. Develop analytical skills required for identification of industrial opportunities
  3. Identify various industrial possibilities based on available resources
  4. Share the Indian experience and that of other developing countries in the development of MSMEs, and
  5. Provide insight into the programmes and promotional techniques used to accelerate the development of enterprises
Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: Communicate effectively in English Develop analytical skills required for identification of industrial opportunities Identify various industrial possibilities based on available resources Share the Indian experience and that of other developing countries in the development of MSMEs, and Provide insight into the programmes and promotional techniques used to accelerate the development of enterprises

Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. Communicate better in English
  2. Develop competent tourism and hospitality professionals for responsible and responsive leadership and provide world class service in meeting customer needs
  3. Develop necessary soft skills like team building, communication and human relations to deliver maximum customer satisfaction, and
  4. Encourage setting up micro and small enterprises in tourism and hospitality sector
Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: Develop competent tourism and hospitality professionals for responsible and responsive leadership, and provide world class service in meeting customer needs Develop necessary skills to deliver maximum customer satisfaction, and Promote setting up small enterprises in tourism and hospitality sector

Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. To impart knowledge in self help group concept
  2. Develop skills in identifying livelihood opportunities for poor
  3. To impart knowledge on role Micro finance Institutions in empowering poor through providing credit
  4. To gain insight in understanding challenges and opportunities faced in providing livelihood opportunities
  5. Develop skills in managing livelihood projects
  6. Develop skills in resource mobilization for livelihood initiatives.
Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: Formulate methodologies for vitalisation of the financial sector in conformity with developmental plans Understand the concepts of development banking Improve operational skills to assess credit requirements of borrowers, scrutinise and appraise loan proposals, and Develop suitable systems of supervision and follow-up to ensure proper utilisation of funds by the borrowers, and prompt recovery

Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. Identify potentialities in women and way to tap hidden talents
  2. Develop and strengthen entrepreneurial qualities in women
  3. Identify suitable enterprises for women
  4. Appreciate problems and prospects of women entrepreneurship
  5. Understand the role of institutional agencies, and voluntary organisations serving the cause of entrepreneurship in general and women entrepreneurship in particular, and
  6. Formulate and implement various developmental programmes for women entrepreneurs
Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: Educating the participants in the basic theory and practice of IPR regimes in India and abroad Understanding how the IP laws enable protection, management and commercialisation of inventions Understanding the IP strategy and implementing in the SMEs Understanding the framework and management of IP in SMEs, universities and R & D institutions Learning the techniques adopted and resources needed to carry out effective patent searches required at every stage of innovation cycle Understanding the format and structure of patent specifications and claims that enable effective analysis and report generation

Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: After completion of the training, the participants will be able to Assess the training needs and draft a training policy, and plan for their organisations Design and conduct training programmes Based on the training needs, plan curriculum Apply different training techniques to a given learning situation, and Describe criteria for evaluation of training programmes

Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: Understand the mechanism of adoption, monitoring and institutionalisation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in organisations, and Gain insight into the procedural aspects of obtaining certification of ISO 9001 / 14001 & SA 8000 to get familiar with the methodology of launching TQM; to help asses enterprises through Malcolm Baldrige / other Assessment Awards of TQM & Six Sigma

Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: Get acquainted with various industrial possibilities from the available agro and allied resources Sharpen professional skills to formulate and appraise agro and food projects Gain exposure to agro and food products and international quality standards for trade and exports, and Share Indian experience to evolve suitable action plans for stimulating growth of agro and food enterprises in back home situation

Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: Identify suitable income generating activities requiring low investment, matching the skills of target groups Understand the techniques of promoting micro enterprises among various target groups, and Acquire skills to monitor programmes of micro enterprise promotion, implementation and management Share the Indian experience with other developing countries in the development of micro enterprises

Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:• To develop analytical skills required for identification of industrial opportunities.
  1. To identify various industrial possibilities based on available resources.
  2. To share the Indian experience and that of other Non-English Speaking countries in the development of micro and small enterprises.
  3. To provide insight into the programmes and promotional techniques used to accelerate the development of the enterprises.
Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. To impart knowledge on the entire process of entrepreneurship development
  2. To develop skills in organising Entrepreneurial Motivation Training Laboratory (EMTL)
  3. To understand the current initiatives taken by the Government to address skill requirements to start their own enterprises
  4. To examine the role of technical institutions in implementing skill development programmes
  5. To identify the requirements of skill development in sunrise sectors like computer related services, pharma, food processing, construction, waste management and public utility management services
  6. To develop skills in designing curriculum based on training needs, and
  7. To develop counselling skills required to provide post-training follow-up and escort services

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), Hyderabad

BograNIRD&PR is an apex Institution under the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India for training, research, and consultancy in rural development. It is recognized nationally and internationally as a Centre of Excellence in Rural Development. The Institute has been actively engaged in international training, workshops and consultancy.In order to achieve this objective, the Institute is mandated to:

  1. conduct and assist in the organization of training programmes, conferences,seminars and workshops for senior level development managers, and
  2. undertake, promote and coordinate research on its own or through other agencies etc.
AARDO will sponsor candidates from its member countries to the following training courses that are planned to be organized at NIRD&PR during the triennium

Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. Decentralization and strengthening Good governance
  2. Capacity Building and Training
  3. Activities for elected representatives
  4. Strengthening Citizen
  5. participation
  6. Training cum-Exposure visits to neighbouring States
Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. improve the economic and social conditions of the poor.
  2. assist the beneficiaries to become active and productive group members and leaders.
  3. encourage group promoters and other supporting staff to adjust their standard training to meet the needs of the rural poor.
  4. motivate the project' participants to develop adequate training contents, methods and also materials.
Duration : 5 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. increase the economic, environmental and social benefits by improving the production, processing, storage, transport or marketing of the products of primary industries.
  2. achieve the sustainable use and management of natural resources.
  3. make more effective use of the resources and skills of the community in general, and the scientific community in particular.
  4. improve accountability for expenditure on research and development in relation to primary industries, and
  5. share views and experiences among the fellow participants. .
Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The main objectives of the programme are to :
  1. familiarize the participants with basic concepts of geo-informatics which include GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing.
  2. expose the participants to the application of GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing in agricultural and rural development.
  3. strengthen policy planning and regulatory environments for promotion of sustainable rural development.
  4. sensitize the participants on the subjects such as globalization, governance, administration, development, empowerment, politics, policies, etc..
  5. ensure sustainable development in rural communities through sustainable resources management, transparency and participatory approaches in decision making process.
  6. exchange information, experience and views.
Duration : 6 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. Agricultural Development and Poverty Alleviation Strategies among Asian and African countries
  2. Sustainability and Ecosystems of Agriculture
  3. Conservation of Biodiversity : A Tool for Sustainable Agriculture
  4. Watershed Approach: A Tool for Sustainable Agricultural Development
  5. Rural Non-Farm Micro Enterprises for Creation of Self Employment
  6. Strengthening the Governance for Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
  7. Sustainable Pisciculture Development
  8. Production Relations and Agrarian Change in India
  9. Marketing and Value Addition of agri based products through SHGs and Federation : Indian Experiences
  10. Linking Agriculture Development with Rural Development
  11. Issues of Sustainability in Dry land Farming
  12. Livestock Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
  13. Application of GIS in Agriculture and Sustainable Rural Development
  14. Linkages of agriculture and rural development
  15. Promoting climate resistant agriculture
Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The programme has been meticulously designed keeping in view the common requirements for planning and management of rural development within the decentralized framework. The content of the programme is presented under six modules. Six focused areas have been finalized in the programme delivery as follows:
  1. Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development Strategies
  2. Planning - Concepts and Approaches
  3. Participatory Planning Techniques
  4. Spatial Planning and Resource Management
  5. Monitoring and Evaluation
  6. Field Study
Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. To understand the concept, strategies, initiatives, mechanisms for social , economic and political empowerment of rural women,
  2. To discuss the poverty reduction and rural development approaches in the context ofthe situation of women,
  3. To get familiarised with the ground realities and learn lessons in the implementation of development programmes for empowerment ofwomen and
  4. To enhance the skills for effective management of projects and programmes for empowerment of women in rural areas.
Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. To familiarise the participants with the trends in training and capacity building approaches and strategies for rural development.
  2. To use various training methods.
  3. To plan and manage the training programmes.
  4. To expose to the efforts and experiences in application of training methodologies for capacity building ofdevelopment professionals with special reference to India.
Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: To share country specific rural housing and habitat development policy and other good practices of all participant countries. to sensitise the participants on various concepts of rural housing and to expose to various best practising villages and cost-effective environment-friendly technologies. to train the participants in Planning for Rural Habitat Projects. The course was developed into seven subthemes / modules namely
  1. Policies and Strategies and Programmes.
  2. Habitat Approach : Convergence - Infrastructure.
  3. Technology Options-Cast-Effective Green Housing.
  4. Institutional MechanismParticipatory Approach .
  5. MIS Applications-Knowledge Networking.
  6. Best Practices on Rural Housing
  7. Back-home action plans.
Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: To sensitise functionaries of Rural Development and line departments to the potenitial of ICTs and its applications, e- Governance, Digital India, Geo- Informatics, Monitoring and Evaluation paticularly social audit as a tool, IEC activities for better awareness of rural development programmes, projects management for effective management of rural development programmes , project management for effective management of rural development programmes and providing skills in development of information systems.

Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: Part I of the programme will be of two weeks duration and Part II of the programme will be for two weeks duration in which the participants will be taken on field visits to study best practices in the field in different parts of India, and critically analyse the ground realities from secondary stakeholders, elected representatives and NGOs and the civil society organizations (CSOs).
The two weeks duration of Part I will consist of four papers

Paper – I: Rural Development: Concept and Strategies (one week)
  1. Rural Development: Concept and Approaches
  2. Rural social structure
  3. Poverty and its measurement
  4. Strategies and programmes for rural development
  5. Sustainable rural development
  6. Gender and development
  7. Human and social development in rural areas
  8. Social capital formation in rural areas
  9. Micro-finance Interventions in Development
  10. Corporate social responsibility
Paper II: Participatory Development (one week)
  1. Defining and interpreting participation
  2. Participatory development and participation in development
  3. Participatory development: Concept and Approaches
  4. Promoting participatory development
  5. Participatory principles
  6. Participation and empowerment
  7. The Pros and Cons of participation
  8. Obstacles to people's participation
  9. Measuring participation
  10. Attitude and Behaviour for promoting participation
Paper – III: Approaches to Community Driven Rural Development (one week)
  1. Foundations of PRA
  2. Participatory Methods: Vision, Mission, Values and Identity
  3. Stakeholder Analysis
  4. Logical frameworks
  5. Participatory Poverty Assessment
  6. Participatory governance
  7. Asset Based Community Development
  8. Appreciative Inquiry
  9. Participatory planning
  10. Participatory Implementation
  11. Participatory monitoring and evaluation
Paper – IV: Community mobilization for Community-Driven Development (one week)
  1. Community driven development: concept and approaches
  2. Community Participation and Social Mobilization in Rural Development
  3. Community Organizing in the Context of Social Mobilization
  4. Elements of social mobilization
  5. Social mobilization: The main theoretical considerations
  6. Community Organizing in the Context of Social Mobilization
  7. Role of Animator and Facilitator in social mobilization
  8. Group dynamics and group formation
  9. Facilitating community mobilization
  10. How to mobilize communities
Part – V : Comprises of a weeklong field visit to any Part of India

Duration : 4 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. To impart Practical Technical knowledge in the field of Geo-Informatics Applications.
  2. To discuss Case Studies and Best Practices of Geoinformatics Application drawn from the developing world and exclusively from Indian experiences.
  3. To impart practical hands on experience to the participants on operating various
  4. Application packages for designing and developing various thematic area specific applications.
  5. To expose the Delegates on all sources of Geospatial Data, Software, relational databases, models, processes, for evolving various geospatial technology applications.
  6. Mobile GIS applications, GNSS, Microwave, LIDAR and Sensor applications for wider applicability.

Central Fertilizer Quality Control and Training Institute (CFQCTI), Faridabad

CFQCTI, Faridabad was set up during 1971-1972 under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture in the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. It undertakes inspection and analysis of indigenous and imported fertilizers, standardization and development of methods and analysis, training of fertilizer enforcement officers, and acts as reference laboratory and providing technical guidance to Central and State Governments on "Fertilizer Quality Control".

The Institute has designed an exclusive training programme on Fertilizer Quality Control for foreign participants of developing countries for seven weeks duration every year. AARDO will continue to sponsor trainees for this training programme during the triennium.

Duration : 5 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The course is designed to apprise the participants with the developments in India on legislation in fertilizer quality control and its enforcement at field level, to ensure supply of quality fertilizers to farmers, etc. It provides an indepth view on administrative, legal and technical aspects of fertilizer quality control so that trainees from other countries could take benefits to improve fertilizer quality in their own countries. The course includes lectures on fertilizer specifications, duties and responsibilities of enforcement officers, marketing and distribution of fertilizers, trade and price restrictions, sampling procedures, quick testing methods, functions of laboratories and legislative requirement of fertilizer quality control including penalty and prosecution of offenders, etc. It also includes laboratory practical on analysis of various nutrients and physic-chemical parameters for quality control.


The South India Textile Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore

SITRA, Coimbatore, a link in the chain of textile laboratories in India, has emerged as an important centre for international training to trainees from developing countries. In view of the rapid globalization and phase out of the quota-regime, the textile industry has to gear itself to meet the emerging trends of world trade. The thrust areas of research that the Association covers include (a) technology support for forward integration in spinning mills. (b) help to the decentralized sector in upgrading the technology; (c) assistance in production of technical yarns and textiles; (d) product development for exports; (e) promotion of cleaner technology in textile manufacturing; (f) suggestions for modification in machinery for energy conservation and quality improvement; and (g) help in development of human resources to adopt new technologies. AARDO will sponsor candidates from its member countries for participation in the following courses during the triennium 2018 - 2020.

Duration : 8 Wekks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The main objectives of the course were:
  1. sharing of knowledge and transfer of appropriate technology in textile industry among developing countries.
  2. disseminating and strengthening awareness relating to India's expertise in improving productivity, quality, cost and waste control in the developing countries.
  3. creating and strengthening awareness about the superior quality of modern Indian textile machinery and its cost effectiveness.
  4. improving international understanding and goodwill between India and other developing nations.
Duration : 8 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The main objectives of the course were :
  1. sharing of knowledge and transfer of appropriate technology in textile industry among developing countries.
  2. disseminating and strengthening awareness relating to India's expertise in improving productivity, quality, cost and waste control in the developing countries.
  3. creating and strengthening awareness about the superior quality of modern Indian textile machinery and its cost effectiveness.
  4. improving international understanding and goodwill between India and other developing nations.

Republic of Korea

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Seoul

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) implements grant aid and technical cooperation programme of the Government of the Republic of Korea, thereby contributing to strengthening the cooperative relationship between Korea and developing countries. KOICA's mission to contribute to the enhancement of international cooperation in order to promote friendly cooperative relations and mutual exchanges between the Republic of Korea and developing countries; and to support social and economic development of developing countries by performing various cooperation programmes. The Agency plays an important role in the capacity building of the human resources among the developing countries, as they are the crucial elements for their sustainable economic development.

AARDO has an understanding with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for the organisation of an Advanced Training Course on "Sustainable Agricultural Development (SAD)" for twenty (20) AARDO-sponsored trainees annually. AARDO proposes to continue the programme during the triennium 2018-2020. During the triennium, the number of training slots in this programme will increase to twenty (20) including one AARDO official. The Programme will be fully paid by KOICA. On the request of KOICA, AARDO may depute 1-2 experts to deliver lecture during the programme. While KOICA will provide board & lodging and local transportation to the expert, AARDO will provide return journey air ticket and honorarium to the experts.

Duration : 3 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives:
  1. enhance rural residents' capacity building for participatory rural development.
  2. improve the operational capability and institutional strengthening of government officials.
  3. iii) provide a general road map for planning agricultural development policies and projects.

Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS), Yeungnam University

The Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS), Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea has been established to share Korea's experiences in the socio-economic development with rest of the world, and thus contribute to the development of developing countries. The School is a professional educational and research institute and provides a supportive environment to develop global leaders who will play a crucial role in reducing poverty and working for the betterment of the world. The PSPS has students from over 50 different countries, more than 95 per cent being foreign nationals. It has long been organising the "Master's Degree Programme" of one and a half year's duration in five major disciplines.

Since AARDO and PSPS are committed to work towards poverty reduction, they decided to cooperate and collaborate with each other to build up capacities of young officials from AARDO member countries through their participation in the Master's Degree Programme. Accordingly, both AARDO and PSPS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in 2014. Under the MoU, AARDO has already begun nominating nominees from its member countries to 1½ year's Master's Degree Programme at PSPS in five major subjects.

It is proposed to continue the programme during the triennium 2018-2020.

Duration : 1 1/2 Year

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The PSPS offers master's degree programs in 'Saemaul Undong and Community Development', 'International Development Cooperation' in the Departments of Saemaul & International Development, 'Forest Resources and Ecological Restoration' and 'Environmental Management and Policy' in the Department of Sustainable Development and 'Public Policy and Leadership' in the Department of Public Policy and Leadership.

Malaysia

The Government of Malaysia has been transferring technology and know-how to developing countries by offering training fellowships to their nominees in the training programmes on different aspects of agriculture and rural development etc., at its various training institutes. AARDO has made arrangements with the concerned authorities in Malaysia for the training of its sponsored trainees from member countries in the field of Poverty Alleviation, and Advanced Technologies on Tropical Fruits Production & Post Harvest Techniques. Presently, twenty five (25) training fellowships are available for AARDO sponsored nominees.

Institute for Rural Advancement (INFRA)

INFRA was established under the Ministry of Regional and Rural Development, Government of Malaysia. INFRA is a training and research institution which bridges the gap between the world of development observers, the world of development practitioners and implementers. It is the Malaysian international centre for research and training in non-formal education and rural management programmes. INFRA's programmes and activities have been directed towards specific management of rural development institution. The training curriculum is focused on inculcating more positive target groups' participation in development process.

As per mutual understanding with the Government of Malaysia, AARDO has been regularly sponsoring nominees to the training course on "Localising the Anti-poverty Agenda: the Malaysian Experience" since 1998. The training course focuses on Malaysian experiences in the field of poverty alleviation and rural development. In the triennium 2018-2020, twenty five (25) training slots will be available annually for AARDO sponsored nominees for training programme on Rural Transformation.

Duration : 2 Weeks

Target Participants: Holding Bachelors Degree and working in the relevant field.

Objectives: The course will enable participants to:
  1. Understand the rural development policies, strategies and programmes especially in the context of Malaysian experiences.
  2. Share information, best practices and lessons learnt in rural development programmes and/or projects, particularly the empowerment of the poor through income generating programmes, value added projects, agriculture.
  3. Promote collaboration and networking among key personnel in rural development and poverty alleviation from participating countries.

New Training Programmes

In view of the needs of the member countries, it is proposed to diversify the Human Resource Development (HRD) activities in the triennium 2018-2020 through identification of needs based programmes, recommendations of the regional offices, and strategies highlighted in the "AARDO Declaration on Rural Development". The new programmes could be organised at some of the selected centres of excellence in the member countries. The new training courses focusing on the following subjects may be organized on cost-sharing basis at the training institutes identified by AARDO. The courses can be entrusted to one or more centres of excellence collaborating with AARDO and can be considered in their curriculum.
S No.Courses
i) Non - Conventional Energy Resources
ii) Promotion of Dairy,
iii) Promotion of Fisheries,
iv) Promotion of Sericulture,
v) Impact of Climate Change on Food Security
vi) Water Resource Management,
vii) Post-harvesting Process and Value Addition,
viii) Farm Implements and Tools,
ix) Land Reclamation and Rural Development,
x) Soil Conservation,
xi) Awareness Creation on the prevention of HIV/AIDS in Rural Areas,
xii) Development and Production of Seedling and Planting Material for Horticulture Crops,
xiii) Role of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) in Agricultural and Rural Development,
xiv) Community Bio-gas for Livelihood Improvement of Rural Poor,
xv) Food Security with Special Focus on Quality,
xvi) Convergence for Rural Development,
xvii) Disaster Risk Management,
xviii) Interest Free Micro-Financing for Poverty Alleviation,
xix) Tele Centre as an Agent for Social Change,
xx) Sustainability Issues in Poverty Reduction Strategies,
xxi) Good Rural Governance,
xxii) Entrepreneurship Development for Rural Women,
xxiii) Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation,
xxiv) Integrated Approach for Poverty Alleviation,
xxv) Agri-Business,
xxvi) Organic Agriculture and Conservation Farming,
xxvii) Agri-Marketing including Community Marketing and Retailing,
xxviii) Promotion of Small Producers Organisations,
xxix) Value Chain Management for Food, Vegetables and Flowers,
xxx) Clean and Green Technology for Rural Development,
xxxi) Establishment of Rural Technology Parks,
xxxii) Mobile Vans for Testing of Soil and Water including Drinking Water,
xxxiii) Establishment of Grain and Fodder Banks,
xxxiv) Promotion of Land Water Harvesting, and
xxxv) Low Cost Technology for Rural Housing
xxxvi) Impact Evaluation of Small and Medium Projects on Poverty Alleviation
xxxvii) Social Safety Nets and their Role in Reducing Poverty, especially Rural Poverty
xxxviii) Tools for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially related to Poverty Alleviation
xxxix) Integrated Social Policies
xl) Public Administration
xli) Internal Auditing
xlii) Promotion of Impartiality and Fairness
xliii) Scaling of Institutional Performance
xliv) Public Relations,Law and Economics
xlv) Strategic Planning
xlvi) Automation of Government Services
xlvii) Institutional Development
xlviii) Infrastructure Provisionin RuralAreas
xlix) Boosting Local Rural Economies through Community Development
l) Management of Water Resources in Rain-fed Areas: Challenges Ahead
li) Development of Entrepreneurial Spirit for EmploymentGeneration
lii) Participatory Management of Agricultural and Rural Extension
liii) Any other theme as suggested by member countries