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CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES FOR 2018

AFRICAN-ASIAN RURAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (AARDO)
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No.
HRD Programme Venue Duration
A). International Training Programmes
1 Food Processing Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA), Cairo, Egypt 15 Jan–31 Mar
2 Empowering Rural Women  -do- 15 Jan–31 Mar
3 Vegetable Production -do- 15 Feb - 30 Apr
4 Project Analysis -do- 01 Apr – 15 June
5 Integrated Pest Management and Cotton Production  -do-  01 Apr – 15 June
6 Poultry Production and Health -do- 10 Jul - 25 Sept
7 Integrated Rural Development  -do- 10 Jul - 25 Sept
8 Animal Production and Health  -do- 01 Oct - 15 Dec
9 Fish Culture Development  -do- 01 Oct - 15 Dec
10 Land and Water Management -do- 01 Oct - 15 Dec
11 Training & Study Visits on Desertification Desert Research Centre (DRC), Cairo, Egypt To Be Announced
12 137th Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development International Centre for land Policy Studies and Training (ICLPST), R. O. China 27 Apr – 25 May  
13 Agricultural Development and Policy  -do- 28 Sept - 26 Oct
14 Workshop on Smart Argiculture Applications Taiwan International Cooperation Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) , R. O. China 16-29 Aug
15 Workshop on Application and Management of Smart Water  -do- 22 Aug - 04 Sept
16 Workshop on Healthy Seed Production and Management -do- 17 – 30 Oct
17 Workshop on Sustainable Food and Agriculture Development -do- 01 – 14 Nov
18 International Workshop on “Aquaculture Technology and Industry Development” Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute(TFRI), R. O. China To Be Announced
19 36th Training Course on “Vegetables Production: From Seed to Table and Beyond”
Module-I  “From Seed to Harvest”
AVRDC-The World Vegetable Centre, Bangkok To Be Announced
20 37th International Vegetable Training Course on “Safe Vegetable Production” -do- 19-30 Nov
21 Planning & Promotion of Agro & Food Enterprises (PAFE) National Institute of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME), Hyderabad, India 22 Jan-16 Mar
22 Training of Trainers in Entrepreneurship and Skill Development (ToT-ESD) -do- 22 Jan-16 Mar
23 Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) -do- 22 Jan-16 Mar
24 Intellectual Property Management Strategies for SMES -do- 22 Jan-16 Mar
25 Communication Skills in English and Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (EPMSME) -do- 06 Aug - 26 Oct
26 Capacity Building for providing Alternative Livelihood Opportunities for Poor (CBALO) -do- 03 Sept - 26 Oct
27 Empowerment of Women through Enterprises (EWM) -do- 03 Sept - 26 Oct
28 Promotion of Micro Enterprises (POME) -do- 12 Nov 2018- 21 Dec
29 SME Financing- Approaches & Strategies (SMEFAS) -do- 12 Nov 2018- 21 Dec
30 Total Quality  Management & ISO 9001:  2015/ 14001/ 22000/ 27000 & Six Sigma (TQM) -do- 12 Nov 2018- 04 Jan 2019
31 Communication Skills in English and Tourism and Hospitality Management  (ETHM) -do- To Be Announced
32 Innovative Strategies for SME Development(ISSD) -do- To Be Announced
33 Training Methods and Skills for Managers (TMSM) -do- To Be Announced
34 Information Communication Technology for Rural Development  National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR),  Hyderabad, India 24 Jan –20 Feb
35 Participatory Rural Development -do- 24 Jan-20 Feb
36 Training Methodology for Development Professionals -do- 24 Jan-20 Feb
37 Participatory Planning for poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development -do- 21 Feb -20 Mar
38 Rural Credit for Poverty Reduction -do- 01 – 28 Mar
39 Planning & Management of Rural Housing & Habitat Development -do- 02 July - 12 Aug
40 Geo-informatics Applications for Rural Development -do- 02 July - 12 Aug
41 Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Rural Development  -do- 27 Aug - 23 Sept
42 Planning & Management of Rural Development Programmes -do- 24 Sept - 21Oct
43 Management of Rural Employment Projects Strategies for SMEs -do- 22 Oct - 18 Nov
44 Good Governance and  Management of Rural Development Programmes -do- 22 Oct - 18 Nov
45 Community Driven Rural Development -do- 19 Nov - 16 Dec
46 Planning Management of Drinking Water and Sanitation Projects -do- To Be Announced
47 Community based Disaster Management: Mainstreaming & Risk Reduction Strategies  -do- To Be Announced
48 Geo-Informatics Applications for Disaster Management -do- To Be Announced
49 Empowerment of Women for Rural Development -do- To Be Announced
50 Sustainable Agriculture Strategies for Rural Development -do- To Be Announced
51 Fertilizer Quality Control Central Fertilizer Quality Control and Training Institute, Faridabad, India To Be Announced
52 Textile Mill Management  South India Textile Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore, India 15 Oct - 14 Dec
53 Textile Testing and Quality Control -do- To Be Announced
54 Sustainable Rural Development (SARD) Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), R O Korea 29 Apr- 12 May
55 Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) -do- 30 Aug – 19 Sept
56 Master’s Programme in Leadership, Policy and International Development PSPS, Yeungnam University, R. O. Korea To Be Announced
57 Rural Transformation: The Malaysian Experience Institute for Rural Advancement (INFRA), Malaysia  To Be Announced
58 Rice: Research to Production  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines 13-31 Aug
59 Rice  Production Basics -do- To Be Announced
B). International/Regional Workshops/Seminars/Forum
1  APAP Roundtable Meeting To be Decided To Be Announced
2 17th Asia Pacific Agricultural Policy (APAP) Forum  Seoul, R O Korea 30 - 31 Aug
3 International Workshop-cum-Training program on “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Financial Inclusion and Rural Transformation” Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Bangladesh 17- 28 Feb
4 Regional Training Programme on “Green Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Development” Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogra, Bangladesh, 1-12 Apr
5 International Workshop-Cum-Training Programme on “Disaster Risk Reduction & Management” Mulungushi University, Kabwe, Zambia 16-21 July
6 International Workshop-cum-Training programme on “Irrigation System and Water Management” Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development(AHK-NCRD), Pakistan 11-20 Dec
C). Study Visits/Deputation of Experts
1 Ornamental Fish Farming Republic of China (Taiwan) to Mauritius 15-29 Sept
2 Study Visit on Agribusiness and Value Chain Management Member Countries to Republic of China (Taiwan) Sept./Oct
3 Seed Testing Technology Accredited by the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) Jordan To Be Announced
D). Capacity Building Programme under Additiional Contribution by Government of India
i) Training Courses
1 Seed Production and Quality Evaluation Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India 14-28 Jan
2 Agricultural Engineering Technologies for Enhancing Productivity and Profitability in Agricultural Sector Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering (CIAE), Bhopal, MP, India 27 Nov - 11 Dec
ii). International Workshop-cum-Training Programme
2 Workshop-cum Training Programme on “Water Resource Management for Sustainable Development”  National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR),  Hyderabad, India 12-25 Feb
3 Workshop-cum Training Programme on “Fisheries and Aquaculture” Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi, Kerala 14-28 Mar
iii) Post Graduate Diploma Programmme
1 Post Graduate Diploma Programmme in Rural Development Management National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR),  Hyderabad, India Aug 2018 - July 2019
E). AARDO Meetings
1 Liaison Committee : 71th Session AARDO Secretariat, New Delhi, India 21 Mar
2 AARDO Conference: 19th General Session Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1- 3 Mar
3 Executive Committee : 69th & 70th Sessions Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 26-28 Feb
and
4 Mar
4 Liaison Committee : 72th Session New Delhi, India 16 Aug
5 Executive Committee : 71st Session To Be Announced Nov / Dec