Short Courses

2022 courses:

From SNPs to Stories: Amplifying under-represented voices in agricultural gene editing, August 3-, Tuskegee, Alabama. For information and application link, click here. Application deadline: Closed

Speaking Science: Effective communication about GMOs and agricultural biotechnology, May 10-13, Accra, Ghana. or information and application link, click hereApplication deadline: Closed

Communicating gene editing workshop, April 10-15, 2022, Kenya. For information and application link, click here. Application deadline: Closed

Action for science and policy on gene editing, April 11-14, 2022, Belgium. For information and application link, click here. Application deadline: Closed

Alliance for Science Short Courses

The Alliance for Science short courses are two-to-seven-day intensive trainings focused on equipping participants with the frameworks, skills, and tools they need to effectively promote access to scientific innovation, particularly agricultural biotechnology, in their local contexts as a means of addressing challenges such as food security, agricultural sustainability, and climate change.

Participants discuss common challenges, engage in collective problem solving, share best practices, and develop as a professional network as they train in strategic science communications. We take an applied approach, exploring how to apply grassroots organizing, strategic relationship building, and targeted communications to influence key decision-making groups.

Short courses are often regional in scope, some with global representation. Courses have been conducted around the world, including Thailand, Tanzania, Mexico, Kenya, Nigeria, and Hawaii. We also hold select courses for various stakeholders in agriculture, such as trainings specific to farmers and scientists. These select courses are not tied to a region, but focus instead on the particular needs of the stakeholder group.

For more information, contact Patricia Nanteza, AfS training coordinator, at pn254@cornell.edu.