Short courses

Short Courses – Alliance for Science

Course 2022:

From SNPs to Stories: Amplifying Underrepresented Voices in Agricultural Gene Editing, August 3-, Tuskegee, Alabama. For more information and the application link, click here. Application deadline: April 19, 2022

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

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

The Alliance for Science Short Courses are intensive two to seven day trainings aimed at equipping participants with the frameworks, skills and tools they need to effectively promote access to scientific innovation, in particular agricultural biotechnology, in their local contexts as a way to address challenges such as food security, agricultural sustainability and climate change.

Participants discuss common challenges, engage in collective problem solving, share best practices, and grow as a professional network while learning 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. Classes have been held around the world, including Thailand, Tanzania, Mexico, Kenya, Nigeria and Hawaii. We also organize selected courses for various actors in agriculture, such as specific training for farmers and scientists. These selected courses are not tied to a region, but rather focus on the particular needs of the stakeholder group.

For more information, contact Patricia Nanteza, AfS Training Coordinator, at pn254@cornell.edu.