A GCP/IBP cassava workshop is scheduled to take place on the 23rd to 24th of June 2012, immediately following the 2nd Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21-II), and will be held at the same venue – the Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda. The workshop is targeted at potential users of the Integrated Breeding Platform, particularly those that are not currently part of ongoing GCP research initiatives.
The workshop is by invitation only, for breeders that will have attended GCP21-II. Those interested should apply to Ndeye Ndack Diop, providing a short CV and explaining their motivation for wanting to attend. Those selected will receive a formal invitation to attend. Although focusing on African breeders, breeders from Latin America and Asia are also welcome to apply, applications to be received not later than 15th May 2012. The local costs of participation in the 2-day workshop will be covered by GCP.
One and a half days of the workshop will be dedicated to reviewing the resources of the IBP Web Portal; introducing the Cassava Central Database and Trait Dictionary; introductory training on the Integrated Breeding FieldBook and the handheld tablet that hosts it; and, introductory training on pedigree management. The last half -day will be dedicated to discussions on the Cassava Community of Practice, with a view to extending its reach, and enhancing interactions between members working on different projects in different regions.
A more detailed programme for the workshop and other salient information will be provided in due course. For queries, please contact Arllet Portugal and/or Ndeye Ndack Diop at the Generation Challenge Programme.
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