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Workshop Series under the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme
The Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme has awarded funding to support several workshops as part of the British Council’s Researcher Links Programme. These workshops will bring together early career researchers from the UK and Kazakhstan to discuss their research, build contacts for future collaboration, and work on some of the key development challenges affecting Kazakhstan.
The organisers are inviting early career researchers to apply to participate in the workshops. The funding will cover expenses related to participation in the workshop for all successful participants, including accommodation, travel and subsistence.
Download the details of the upcoming workshop below.
Eligibility: This is open to early career researchers (PhD + 10 years maximum) based in the UK and Kazakhstan
Workshop: "Management of Innovation in the Agricultural Sector" | Almaty | 19 – 23 September 2016
The workshop focuses on innovation that would benefit the agricultural sector and increase its competitiveness. As innovation includes technological, economic, business and social aspects, the workshop intends to offer a holistic perspective to researchers from various
backgrounds. In many nations, including Kazakhstan, agriculture requires government support in the form of centralised procurement of technology and direct subsidies to producers. While the government support may be needed, its effectiveness is often low and producers tend to rely on subsidies for a long time. This undermines the sector"s sustainability and presents an ongoing concern, which is the rationale for the workshop. The workshop will investigate causes of inefficiencies in innovation management and formulate solutions for making the agricultural sector more competitive. Hence, the potential impact will be on increasing sustainability of Kazakhstan"s agricultural sector and boosting economic growth.
Other workshops in this series:
Energy security – Sustainable management of natural resources | Almaty | 27 June – 1 July 2016