July 3-6 2012: How CIAT celebrates its 45th anniversaryJun 13th, 2012 | By Simone Staiger | Category: Knowledge Management
During the week of 3-6 July, a series of events will take place at our headquarters in Palmira, Colombia to mark CIAT’s 45th anniversary. We at the Capacity Initiative are heavily involved in the design of the different events and organizes the session on the Colombian Diaspora as well as the one called “Eco-Efficiency Starts at Home”.
The program will begin on Tuesday the 3rd with Eco-Efficiency Day, which will see the launch of a new book titled Eco-Efficiency: From Vision to Reality together with panel discussions and an internal workshop called Eco-Efficiency Starts at Home. http://www.ciat.cgiar.org/Newsroom/Documents/eco-efficiency_day_program.pdf
On the morning of Thursday the 5th, a forum titled Eco-Efficiency: A Key to Competitive Agriculture in Colombia will take place, with the participation of well-known national and international experts and the possible presence of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. http://www.ciat.cgiar.org/Newsroom/Documents/agenda_45_anniversary_colombia.pdf
On the morning of Friday the 6th, a network of CIAT alumni will be launched during a workshop titled The Colombian Diaspora of ex-CIAT Staff: An Asset for Research and Development. http://www.ciat.cgiar.org/publications/Documents/colombian_exCIAT_staff_event.pdf
In the afternoon of the 6th, a world café event designed jointly for young researchers by ALCUE and YPARD, will focus on this issue: Is the bio-economy an alternative for renewing interest in agriculture among young people? http://www.ciat.cgiar.org/publications/Documents/world_cafe_session_alcue_ypard.pdf
At 3:30 pm on the 6th, all CIAT staff will gather in the Arches for a CIAT anniversary toast.