Webinars

Webinar is an important online engagement tool used by APAARI to complement its face-to-face capacity development and knowledge-sharing efforts in Asia-Pacific and beyond. APAARI’s webinars are facilitated through the Bluejeans platform, providing virtual learning possibilities for our members and partners on the topics of interest. In addition to learning and developing new skills, they offer opportunities to interact with experts and expand participants’ professional and personal networks with the strong APAARI community.

Pre-Inception Webinar: Asia Pesticide Residue Mitigation through the Promotion of Biopesticides and for Enhancement of Trade Opportunities 

Due to the postponement of the project’s face-to-face Inception Workshop due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, a two-hour webinar was organized by APAARI in collaboration with the project partners – IR-4 Rutgers University, USDA, and STDF/WTO. The webinar , which took place on 4 March 2020, aimed too:

  • build the participants’ understanding of the project, its capacity development focus, and related framework for the training delivery
  • share and discuss the results of the pre-workshop survey, and
  • present the process of the project implementation with the envisioned work plan.

With these objectives in mind, the participants learned about the project and received answers to their queries, to enable them to better understand the involvement of their countries in the project, allocate time and plan their institutions’ activities accordingly.

Download the synthesis here:  Synthesis of the Pre-Inception Webinar (139 downloads)  

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Webinar on Making University Lessons More Interactive

Participants: 240 (2019)

Target Institutions: Higher Education

Objectives: Enhance capacity of agricultural university professors and administrators to:

  • Deliver more interactive lectures and seminars to develop agricultural students’ functional capacities (soft skills) to innovate (e.g. confidence, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration).
  • Develop more effective communication with students.
  • Integrate interesting ways of presenting and discussing module topics.
  • Interact with students and engage them in discussions.
  • Introduce interactive tools and materials.

Download the synthesis here:  Webinar TNAU Synthesis - June 2019 (221 downloads)

Watch the webinar on YouTube:
 
Part 1   
Part 2
 
 
Part 3 
Part 4  

Presentations: 

  • Mariette Gross (ICRA)  
  • Guntuku Dileepkumar (Iowa State University)   
  • Tonette P. Laude (University of the Philippines) 

Webinars on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems

Target Institutions: Higher Education and NARS institutions
Objectives:

  • Improve understanding of the Common Framework for Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CD for AIS) with focus on the Agricultural Innovation System perspective and functional capacities (soft skills) for innovation.
  • Raise interest in integrating the Common Framework principles, approaches and tools in higher education curricula and innovation strategies of NARS to improve system-wide capacity for change to realize the potential of innovation.
  • Initiate reflection towards a mindset shift in culture of higher education organizations and NARS towards system thinking involving multiple actors.

Download the synthesis here:  Webinar with Universities on CDAIS (650 downloads)  
(Other similar webinar took place in 2017)

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Presentation:    

Webinars on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems

Participants: 60 
Target Institutions: Higher Education and NARS institutions
Objectives:

  • Improve understanding of the Common Framework for Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CD for AIS) with focus on the Agricultural Innovation System perspective and functional capacities (soft skills) for innovation.
  • Raise interest in integrating the Common Framework principles, approaches and tools in higher education curricula and innovation strategies of NARS to improve system-wide capacity for change to realize the potential of innovation.
  • Initiate reflection towards a mindset shift in culture of higher education organizations and NARS towards system thinking involving multiple actors.

Download the synthesis here:  Webinar with Universities on CDAIS (650 downloads)  

Watch the webinar on youtube: 

Presentation: