In response to the request made by Association of Deans of Agriculture (ADAN), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on behalf of the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project (NAPP) organized and delivered a two-day training on policy communications at the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, KSUSTA from 26th to 27th August 2019.
The two-day training was attended by 25 participants (22 males and three females). The objective was to have researchers who have the basic skills and knowledge to be able to make widely available relevant evidence-based policy analysis as well as engage effectively in public discussions about policy.
The training was conducted by combining presentations and exercises. Topics like Introduction to Policy Communication Concepts, Using Social Media, Tracking Policy Communications Effectiveness, with focus on social media among others were covered.
There was great interest in the use of platforms and social media by participants to showcase not only the work done individually, but also for the faculty and for KSUSTA as an institution. The participants expressed immense gratitude to NAPP for delivering such a detailed and beneficial training to them.
This training is part of the activities of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. The project is jointly implemented by IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) and Michigan State University with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nigeria)