Each year YPARD partakes in the annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development “Tropentag” with an interactive workshop.
This year the conference is organized by the University of Hohenheim, Germany under the topic “Towards shifting paradigms in agriculture for a healthy and sustainable future” and will take place on September 15 – 17, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic and resultant restrictions, Tropentag 2021 will be organised as a “hybrid” conference by the University of Hohenheim, Germany. This means that all pre-conference workshops (Tuesday, Sept. 14 afternoon, Wednesday, Sept. 15 morning) and post-conference workshops (Friday, Sept. 17 afternoon) will be held online.
Especially in these uncertain times of COVID-19 where there is not much opportunity to engage and network, YPARD Europe in partnership with AGRINATURA and the AGRISCI-UA has decided to continue our long-standing tradition of organizing a pre tropentag conference workshop, even if online.
Our workshop titled “Communicating Science: How to effectively promote your work as a young researcher” will take place on Tuesday, 14/09/2021, 14:00–17:00 h (CEST) and seeks to provide concrete knowledge, skills, and best practices in science communication for young researchers in agrisciences and sustainable food systems.
The focus of this workshop is to provide young researchers in agrisciences with the tools needed to be successful in science communication. The field of science communication emphasizes the importance of raising awareness, educating and informing the research community and general public on science-related topics, through means of accessible yet credible writing and speaking. In a time where “fake” news roams freely in social media platforms which are increasingly becoming the main source of information for the general public, science communication skills are crucial to ensure that science generated knowledge is accessible to the general public while ensuring that science-backed related news becomes more visible.
Would you like to join? If yes, let us know! We would love to have you onboard and work with you to impart the workshop! The workshop will be open to all Tropentag participants and interested YPARDians around the world!
You can join by simply sending an email to email@example.com with cc to glindys.luciano@ypard expressing your interest to attend the workshop. Please indicate in the subject of the email the title “Workshop registration”. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 10th, 2021.
See you at Tropentag 2021!!
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