Bite, Snack, Meal: Building Nigeria’s Ability to Effectively Engage in Policy Communications

On 26-27 September 2019, the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project delivered a Policy Communications training to 26 (19 male, seven female) staff of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) in Abuja. The training introduced participants to the concepts of policy communications, the use of social media for disseminating and measuring impact, as well as how and when to use policy briefs. The training was jointly facilitated by Elisabeth Douglas, Communications Specialist for the International food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Dr. Edith Nnemeka, Assistant Chief Agricultural Research Officer (ACARO) at ARCN. Dr. Nnemeka had been a participant in an earlier policy communications training delivered by the project in 2017. A main objective of this training was to

FTF-Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project trains ARCN staff on STATA for Policy Analysis

IFPRI’s Motunrayo Oyeyemi facilitating a session during the STATA training for staff of ARCN in Abuja recently (c) 2019 IFPRI From 4 to 7 March 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute, under the umbrella of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, delivered a training course to 27 staff members (20 male, 7 female) of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) on “ Econometrics for Policy Analysis Using Stata” in Abuja. Facilitators and participants of the STATA training held for ARCN staff in Abuja (c) 2019 IFPRI The training, which focused on concepts around statistical data analysis and introduced participants to the STATA application, was geared at further enabling agricultural researchers to more effectively analyze data and make
Facilitators and Participants of the first ever training course on “Issues in Agriculture and Development” held in Abuja by the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project (c) 2018 IFPRI/Amina Bashir In order to broaden knowledge on the linkages between agriculture and development, the Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held on behalf of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, its first ever training course on “International Issues in Agriculture and Development” for staff of the Agricultural Research Council from 29-30 November 2018 in Abuja. The maiden edition of this training course was attended by 20 participants (14 male, 6 female) and provided them with an overview of contemporary issues in agricultural policy, particularly

M&E TRAINING FOR IMPROVED INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA’S AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Participants interacting during the M&E training course organized for ARCN (c) 2018 IFPRI/Hyacinth Edeh On 19 and 20 March 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) training course in Abuja for members of staff from various departments of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN). The training course was attended by 28 participants (17 males and 11 females) who were taught the principles of M&E, and the development and implementation of M&E plans and frameworks among others.  The participants were very grateful for this first of its kind intensive M&E training course delivered for the institution. This training course was organized by the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, which is jointly implemented
IFPRI’s Elisabeth Douglas facilitating a session at the recent Policy Communications training course in Abuja (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran The International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) has trained 28 staff (20 males and 8 females) of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) on Policy Communications in Abuja. The training course was held on Thursday, 22 and Friday, 23 February 2018. The intermediate policy communications training course was built on basic knowledge provided in an introductory training course on policy communications delivered at ARCN in November 2017 and provided participants with a practical framework for designing communication strategies and working with online systems for effective communication. The training focused on developing participants’ knowledge and skills

IFPRI delivers Policy Comms Training at Nigeria’s Agricultural Research Council

Elisabeth Douglas, Communications Specialist at IFPRI making a presentation on the concepts of Policy Comms in Abuja (c) 2017 IFPRI On 27 and 28 November 2017, a team of Policy Communication experts from the Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered an introductory policy communications training to 26 staff  (9 females, 17 males) of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) in Abuja.