ReNAPRI member institutes receive capacity development through funding and support from institutional partners: Michigan State University (MSU), Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri, and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). ReNAPRI researchers’ training opportunities include:
- Training on Agri-benchmark. The training was provided under the Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa (GISAIA) program, which is funded by Michigan State University.
- Sector-level model trainings in Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania & South Africa. The training was funded by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
In carrying out the mission of ReNAPRI to “produce sustainable and high-quality research, outreach and capacity development that promotes national and regional agricultural policy objectives,” ReNAPRI member institutes provide training opportunities to agricultural stakeholders. Recent examples of training offered:
- For a summary on previous ReNAPRI trainings, see Feed the Future Innovation Lab’s March 2017 News Brief.
- 7th International Course on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, Kampala, Uganda on 30th January – 10th February, 2017. This training was hosted by Makerere University and aimed at improving policy engagement as it regards to climate change adaptation. Participants are expected to leave with a with deeper understanding of climate change adaptation concepts, and better equipped to contribute to the policy debate. The training attracted 34 international participants from Latin America, East Africa, West Africa and Asia; including Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, as well as Colombia, Bangladesh and Vietnam.
- Training in Partial Equilibrium Models, Maputo, Mozambique on 15th – 19th August, 2016. This training was hosted by CEPPAG for government representatives from the Central Bank, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Tax Authority of Mozambique. Participants were trained how to interpret and use evidence-based research to advise on policy matters.
- Training in SPSS, Lusaka, Zambia on 30th May – 3rd June, 2016. The training was offered by IAPRI, and focused on how use to SPSS software and interpret the data.