Public sector support – Post date: May 15th, 2020

COLEACP activities are continuing remotely

Workshop on Cameroon’s mango dossier

Cameroon’s National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) is preparing the mango campaign, and has developed a system approach that includes all the procedures and practices to be adopted pre-, during and post-harvest by the different stakeholders in the value chain to avoid fruit fly-contaminated mango batches.

In order to implement the practices described in the dossier, on 13 May a remote workshop was facilitated by COLEACP expert Mr Guy Wamba with the various private and public stakeholders to identify the actions to be taken to ensure the practical implementation of the different elements of the dossier, the various responsibilities, and the timing of implementation.

Launch of training on course digitisation for university teachers in Senegal

COLEACP training will enable university teachers in Senegal to master the basics of technological tools for online training. A first Zoom meeting this week enabled exchanges on topics of interest for training in addition to the health crisis. The training course is taking place over one week, and will be followed up by sessions on adapting course programmes and managing groups of students at a distance. The course is given via COLEACP’s distance learning platform. 27 teachers have registered for the course; the first meeting included professors from Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis and Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) Dakar.

Working towards online learning

A virtual meeting took place between COLEACP and teaching staff in Madagascar, to present COLEACP’s e-learning platform and discuss the possibilities for digitising courses for students. The meeting involved staff of the Higher School of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Antananarivo; the Higher School of Information and Communication (UMagis Saint Michel); and the Higher Agricultural Professional School of Bevalala.

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