The trainings within FASTER

To boost the objectives of increasing development of the human resources and building capacity of scientific staff within INRGREF on adaptation to climate change in land and water management, research skills, internationalisation, innovation and leadership to improve research excellence, innovation capacity and scientific quality of the institution concerned, 3 sets of training courses with international lecturers will be organised by FASTER and its partners.

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Basic & Cross-cutting Multidisciplinary Trainings

Tunis, 2-4 April, 2019

Main targets

Decision-makers

Policy makers, Managers & Research Coordinators

Researchers

Senior Researchers; Team/Area Leaders; Young Talents

Brief description

To raise awareness, promote an effective and integrated methodology and offer support to the identified Tunisian and international key-stakeholders – as well as Tunisian project’s partners – FASTER, in collaboration with The Node for Opportunities, Development and Environment organised targeted multidisciplinary trainings and capacity-building on various cross-cutting key topics, at the heart of European and international agenda.

This includes key aspects, knowledge, processes, as well as the capacities’ development of key-selected staff in understanding, managing and operating at international standards levels. These aspects are assumed to be a first step advantageous to further developing research excellence and harvest its benefits for the public and private sector.

About 200 people participated in the courses. Find the announcement of the training here.

The topics of the trainings

For decision-makers, a focus was put on “Leadership, innovation and effective decision-making for international cooperation”, with a 3-hours training by Tomas Matraia.

For Researchers, two days of trainings were organized, with the following topics:

  • Forests for the XXI century: CREAF’s strategy and institutional relationships – J. Pino
  • Outreach, marketing and bio-based economy - S. Albertini
  • Responsible Research and Innovation - R.Miskuf
  • Innovation systems and internationalization - Prof. M. Kahn
  • Innovative education and learning solutions for SDGs, researchers, local communities & farmers - Y. Frenski

The trainers

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% of participants evaluated they degree of interest in the topics presented during April 3 2019 as “High” or “very High”
% of participants evaluated they degree of interest in the topics presented during April 4 2019 as “High” or “very High”
% of the participants evaluated the overall organization of the workshops as “Very good” or “Excellent”

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Research excellence tools training

Tunis, 7-11 October, 2019

Main targets

Tunisian
researchers

mainly from
INRGREF and IRESA

Representatives

from associated institutions

Engineers

Specific experts

Brief description

The primary objective of this course program was to increase the development of human resources and build the capacity of scientific staff within INRGREF. More specifically, it focused on honing their research skills, internationalisation, innovation and leadership to improve research excellence, innovation potential and the overall scientific quality of the institution. 

The research excellence tools training comprised five excellence-training courses and has been organised by CREAF, Lund, Vision and EfB in October 2019, to provide the necessary knowledge and tools to increase research performance indicators.

Find the announcement of the training here.

The topics of the trainings

The one-week training period focused on five major topics, through 5 different sessions animated by international experts:

  • Drafting international proposals part 1: EU research context and proposal development – A. Broekman & A. Sánchez
  • Drafting international proposals part 2: Networking and partnerships– A. Broekman & A. Sánchez
  • Exploitation, dissemination and scientific communication for EU funded projects – K. Maronati
  • Financial and Legal Management of European Projects – L. Piccinetti
  • How to write and publish scientific papers – A. Ackfeldt

The trainers

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% of participants evaluated their degree of interest in the topics presented during the workshops of October 2019 as “High” or “very High”
% of the participants evaluated the overall organization of the workshops as “Very good” or “Excellent”

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Specialized training program

1st edition: Online, 2-6 November 2020
2nd edition: Lund, Fall 2021 (TBC)

The 3rd training program is under construction. Detailed information and registration will be available in the following weeks. 

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Main targets

Students

from INRGREF, IRESA and associated partners

Researchers

from INRGREF, IRESA and associated partners

Brief description

The primary objective of the specialized training program is to increase and update the educational and research capacity of INRGREF and associated partners. Specifically, this will focus on enhancing research skills and tools and improving research excellence, innovation potential and the overall scientific quality of the institutions. 

Thus, the specialized training program comprises at least nine excellence-training courses that will be organised by CREAF and Lund University, to provide the necessary knowledge and tools to increase research performance indicators.

The topics of the training

The 1st Specialized training program will be held online from 2 to 6 November 2020. Its topics and organizing partners are expected to be as follows:

  • Climate change impacts at global scale and in the Mediterranean, Diana Pascual and Eduard Pla. CREAF - 2 November 2020
  • Water and forest management & climate change adaptation, Diana Pascual and Eduard Pla. CREAF - 3 November 2020
  • Design and evaluation of adaptation measures, Annelies Broekman and Anabel Sanchez. CREAF - 4 November 2020
  • Landscape management, Enrique Doblas, Cristina Domingo and Lluís Pesquer. CREAF - 5 November 2020
  • Innovative governance for adaptation, Annelies Broekman and Anabel Sanchez. CREAF - 6 November 2020
  • Water management policy analysis, Annelies Broekman and Anabel Sanchez. CREAF - 6 November 2020

The 2nd Specialized training program is expected to be held during the fall of 2021. Its topics with approximate time, location, and organizing partners are expected to be as follows:

  • Integrated water and land resources management, Fall 2021, Lund, Lund University (TBC)
  • Climate change effects on water management in the Mediterranean, Fall 2021, Lund, Lund University and CREAF (TBC)
  • Recharge and groundwater modelling, Fall 2021, Tunis, Lund University (TBC)
  • Modelling of crop irrigation and salinity effects, Fall 2021, Tunis or Lund, Lund University (TBC)
  • Geographical Information Systems for Landscape Studies, Fall 2021, Lund, Lund University (TBC)

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