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CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES FOR 2017

AFRICAN-ASIAN RURAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (AARDO)
Sr
No.
HRD Programme Venue Duration
A). International Training Programmes
1 Project Analysis Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA), Cairo, Egypt 15 Jan – 31 Mar
2 Food Processing -do- -do-
3 Vegetable Production -do- 15 Feb - 30 Apr
4 Agricultural Services -do- 01 Apr – 15 June
5 Integrated Pest Management & Cotton Production -do- -do-
6 Poultry Production & Health -do- 10 July - 25 Sept.
7 Rural Development  -do- -do-
8 Animal  Production & Health  -do- 01 Oct - 15 Dec
9 Fish Culture Development  -do- -do-
10 Land and Water Development -do- -do-
11 133rd Regular Session on “Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training, (ICLPST), R. O. China 19 May - 16 June
12 134th Regular Session on “Agriculture Development and Policy" -do- 29 Sept - 27 Oct
13 Farmer’s Organization and Rural Development Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TAIWAN ICDF), R. O. China 22 June - 05 July
14 Plant Protection and Quarantine -do- 17 - 30 Aug
15 E Commerce Applications  -do- 19 Sept. – 02 Oct
16 Clean Energy Development Strategies -do- 12 - 25 Oct
17 36th Training Course on Vegetables Production: From Seed to Table and Beyond
i) Module-I "From Seed to Harvest"

ii) Module-II "From Harvest to Table"
AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, East and Southeast Asia/ Oceania, Bangkok



9 Oct - 03 Nov

6 Nov - 1 Dec
18 Promotion of Micro Enterprises National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME), Hyderabad, India 23 Jan-17 Mar
19 Planning and Promotion of Agro and Food Enterprises -do- -do-
20 Training of Trainers in Entrepreneurship and Skill Development -do- -do-
21 Tourism & Hospitality Management -do- -do-
22 Communication Skills in English and Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises -do- 7 Aug - 27 Oct
23 Communication Skills in English and Tourism and Hospitality Management  -do- -do-
24 Capacity Building for providing Alternative Livelihood Opportunities for Poor -do- 4 Sep - 27 Oct
25 Empowerment of Women through Enterprises -do- -do-
26 Innovative Strategies for SME Development -do- -do-
27 Training Methods and Skills for Managers -do- 13 Nov 2017 - 05 Jan 2018
28 SME Financing- Approaches & Strategies -do- -do-
29 Total Quality  Management & ISO 9001:  2000/14001: 2004/BS 7799 & Six Sigma -do- -do-
30 Intellectual Property Management Strategies for SMEs -do- To Be Announced
31 Management of Rural Employment Projects and Poverty Alleviation National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR) , Hyderabad, India 16 Jan-12 Feb
32 Information Communication Technology for Rural Development -do- 13-Feb-12 Mar
33 Empowerment of Women for Rural Development -do- 3 - 30 July
34 Planning & Management of Sustainable Housing & Habitat Development -do- 1 - 28 Aug
35 Community Based Disaster Management : Mainstreaming and Risk Reduction Strategies -do- 29 Aug - 25 Sep
36 Geo- Informatics Applications for Rural Development -do- 29 Aug - 09 Oct
37 Community Driven Rural Development -do- 04 - 31 Oct
38 Planning and Management of Drinking Water and Rural Development Projects -do- -do-
39 Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Rural Development -do- 1 - 28 Nov
40 Geo- Informatics Applications for Disaster Management -do- 29 Nov 2017 - 09 Jan 2018
41 Good Governance and  Management of Rural Development Programmes -do- -do-
42 Planning & Management of Rural Development Programmes -do- 27 Dec 2017 - 23 Jan 2018
43 Sustainable Agricultural Strategies for Rural Development -do- -do-
44 Participatory Rural Development -do- To Be Announced
45 Training Methodology for Development Professionals -do- -do-
46 Participatory Planning for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development -do- -do-
47 Rural Credit for Poverty Reduction -do- -do-
48 Fertilizer Quality Control Central Fertilizer Quality Control & Training Institute (CFQCTI), Faridabad, India 16 Nov - 20 Dec
49 Textile Mill Management South India Textile Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore, India 9 Oct - 9 Dec
50 Textile Testing & Quality Control -do- -do-
51 Sustainable Rural Development (SRD)  Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), R O Korea 29 Oct - 18 Nov
52 Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development (SARD) (for India only) -do- 26 Nov - 09 Dec
53 Master’s Programme in Leadership, Policy and International Development PSPS, Yeungnam University, R. O. Korea To Be Announced
54 Rice: Post Production to Market International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Philippines 17- 28 April
55 Rice Breeding -do- 19 - 30 June
56 Rice: Research to Production -do- 14 Aug - 01 Sept.
57 Rice Production Basics -do- 16 - 20 Oct
B).   International / Regional Workshops-cum-Training Programme / Forum, etc.
1 Round Table Meeting on “Agricultural Insurance - A Climate Change Adaptation Tool in the African, Asian and Pacific Regions” Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Serdang, Malaysia 06 - 10 Feb
2 “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Financial Inclusion and Rural Transformation” Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Kotbari, Bangladesh 27 Feb-10 Mar
3 2017 APAP Roundtable Meeting on “Sustainable Public Private Partnership and Agricultural Trade Policies towards Regional Food Security” Kitakyushu, Japan 6 - 7 April
4 Capacity Building of Rural Women Leaders and Skill Development Regional Office of AARDO for North and Eastern Africa, Cairo, Egypt 07 - 09 May
5 Application of Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System (GIS) in Agriculture Sector -do- 02 - 07 July
6 Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Mulungushi University, Kabwe, Zambia 17 - 21 July
7 16th Asia Pacific Agricultural Policy (APAP) Forum Seoul, R O Korea 31 Aug - 1 Sept.
8 Aquaculture Technology and Industry Development Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute (TFRI), R O China  17 - 22 Sept.
9 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development(AHK-NCRD), Pakistan 24 - 31 Oct
10 Empowerment of Youth through Capacity Builiding and Entrepreneurship Development COMESA, Chisamba, Zambia 06 - 07 Nov 
11 Irrigation System and Water Management Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development (AHK-NCRD), Pakistan 12 - 21 Dec
C).   Study Visit/ Deputation of Experts
1 Agricultural Insurance and Risk Management from State of Palestine to India India 12 - 18 Nov
D).   Capacity Building Programmes Under Additional Contribution By Government Of India
1 Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM)  National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR) , Hyderabad, India Aug 2017 - July 2018
2 Agricultural Engineering Technologies for Enhancing Productivity and Profitability in Agriculture Sector Central Institute of Agriculture Engineering (CIAE), Bhopal, India 24 Oct - 06 Nov
3 Use of Poor Quality Waters in  Agriculture        Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Karnal, India 1 - 14 Nov
4 Recent Advances in Agricultural Surveys: Remote Sensing and GIS Applications Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI), New Delhi, India 1 - 21 Nov
5 Seed Production & Quality Evaluation Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India To Be Announced
E). AARDO Meetings
1 Executive Committee : 68th Session Dhaka, Bangladesh 19 - 21 Jan
2 Liaison Committee : 69th Session AARDO Secretariat, New Delhi, India 7 Mar
3 Fifth Meeting of Technical Programme Committee (TPC) Khartoum, Sudan 9 – 11 July
4 Liaison Committee : 70th Session AARDO Secretariat, New Delhi, India 28 Aug
5 Executive Committee : Special Session New Delhi, India 04 Oct
6 Liaison Committee : 71th Session AARDO Secretariat, New Delhi, India 24 Feb 2018
7 AARDO Conference: 19th General Session Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Feb - March 2018
6 Executive Committee : 69th & 70th Sessions Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Feb - March 2018