Partial Scholarship Opportunity: Training-of-Trainers’ course on “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato”
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI) and the International Potato Center (CIP) is offering scholarship to students for an upcoming 10-day Training-of-Trainers course, designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to train others as well as take up a business venture on sweetpotatoes; from 16th – 27th July, 2018. This training follows “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato", developed and implemented by the International Potato Center under the "Reaching Agents of Change” project.
The training course dubbed “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato” has the sole aim to consolidate efforts in promoting OFSP (Orange-flesh sweetpotato), thus building capacity of national, non-governmental and individual implementing agencies to drive uptake of OFSP.
The youth is important in strengthening the OFSP value chain and as a result the LOC invites motivated youth (preferably, those with entrepreneurial ideas) to apply for the course. Knowledgeable instructors skilled in ‘adult teaching and learning,’ will use hands-on approach to provide beneficiaries with the skill-set and knowledge needed to explore sweetpotatoes for health and wealth.
Scholarship covers snacks, lunch, and field work. Certificates are available at a fee of Gh¢ 100 upon completion.
Offer is available until 10th July, 2018
- Applicant should not be more than 35 years
- Tertiary student or recent graduate
Requirements for application:
- Fill the online application form using the link below
- Send a one-page ‘statement of purpose’ to the provided email address
- Two page concept note on business idea for sweetpotato (optional)
For further information please contact the following:
Mobile: 0506160969/ 0243119097
Topics to be covered include:
- Origin and importance of sweetpotato
- Sweetpotato varietal selection and characteristics
- Orange-fleshed sweetpotato and nutrition
- Sweetpotato seed systems
- Sweetpotato production and management
- Sweetpotato pest and disease management
- Marketing and value addition
- Processing and utilization
- Gender and diversity in sweetpotato value chains
- Monitoring of OFSP dissemination and uptake
Comments and performance of participants from the previous years
- Good TOT course going home a refreshed and new person. Kudos to organizers
- Thanks for the intervention
- I am so grateful for the program
- Facilitators were up to task and should keep it up
- Everything about the course is good
- The district assemblies should be involved
- This is an eye opening training and a good initiative for people to know about the nutrition and benefits of OFSP
- The program is well executed and I bravo all the facilitators
- An excellent program well executed
2016 participants improved their knowledge on everything they needed to know about sweetpotato by an average 22%; minimum of 7% and maximum of 41%.
2017 participants improved their knowledge on everything they needed to know about sweetpotato by an average 29%; minimum of 11% and maximum of 49%.
They are already making impact on their individual countries; so can you!