May 2017

IFS is a Partner in the Global Framework on Water Scarcity

In its ongoing strategic efforts to collaborate with like-minded institutions, IFS is now a partner in the Global Framework on Water Security (GFWS), and joined the Partners Meeting held from 19-20 April 2017 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. The key results of the meeting were: Rome Statement issued to demonstrate commitment and inspire partners of the Global Framework to address jointly water scarcity in agriculture in a changing climate, 14-member Interim Steering Committee established, Chair and Vice-Chair elected, Vision, mission and broad objectives agreed, and Elements of Joint Workplan developed.

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“Science and Leadership for Transforming Institutions”—Young scientists are a light for Africa.

The week of March 5th through 10th brought distinguished organizations and committed young scientists from around the world to the University of Dar es Salaam Business School for the postgraduate course “Science and Leadership for Transforming Institutions”. Instituted by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences as part of the Sida funded ENGAGE Programme—ENGendering AGrbusiness and Entrepreneurship, the two week course was aimed at helping PhD students advance in their fields and develop leadership skills to solve global development challenges. IFS was invited to partner with SLU and RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture) in offering a course to help students build competencies to enable them to transform their institutions.

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