Cornell Alliance for Science Regional Leadership Courses
The Cornell Alliance for Science Regional Leadership Courses are week-long intensive trainings for leaders who are committed to increasing access to biotechnology as means of addressing global challenges such as food security, agricultural sustainability, and climate change.
These interactive training courses focus on providing participants with the frameworks, tools, and support they need to develop strategic communications plans to promote access to scientific innovation in their home countries.
Participants discuss common challenges, engage in collective problem solving, and share best practices. We take an applied approach; participants develop their country-specific communication vision, conduct assessments of the issue landscape, and explore how to apply grassroots organizing, strategic relationship building, and targeted communications to influence key stakeholder groups.
In 2016, regional courses are planned for Thailand in January (Asia Region), Mexico in February (Latin America Region), and Tanzania in April (Africa Region).
Africa Leadership Course on Strategic Planning and Effective Grassroots Organizing
April 6-13, 2016
Latin America Leadership Course on Strategic Planning and Effective Grassroots Organizing CIMMYT / International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center El Batán, Mexico February 20-26, 2016
Asia Leadership Course on Strategic Planning and Effective Grassroots Organizing Hua Hin, Thailand January 18-25, 2016
Update: The Cornell Alliance for Science hosted its first short course in Nairobi, Kenya, in April of 2015. Join the Alliance to find out about upcoming training opportunities.
About the Nairobi Course:
The two-day intensive training course is designed for leaders around the globe who are committed to advocating for increased access to agricultural biotechnology.
This interactive training course will equip participants with the tools they need to run successful science education efforts in their communities.
Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in brainstorms and discussions around how to apply grassroots organizing principles and strategies to the specific challenges they face in their local contexts.