As part of the series of Open Houses dedicated to students and organized by IFPRI WCAO Regional Office, Senegal’s International Management school’s (ISM) Madiba Institute was invited to this year’s first event, on Monday, 12 February 2018.
More than twenty 3rd year students of all nationalities participated in this open door. Madiba Institute trains students in political science, international relations, communication and media, journalism, art and culture.
The primary objective of this open-door series is to share IFPRI's research tools with students.
During the event IFPRI Researchers and communications staff presented IFPRI West and Central Africa Office and its mission, IFPRI’s divisions PHND (Poverty Hearth and Nutrition Division) and MTID (Markets, Trade and Institutions Division), ReSAKSS and eAtlas tools and upcoming ReSAKSS Data Challenge. A visit of the IFPRI documentation center gave them a good insight of IFPRI's knowledge tools such as the Food Security Portal, the E-brary and ReSAKSS website.
Recognizing the need for evidence-based communication that informs policy changes intended to be effective and well-founded, IFPRI has dedicated a whole department to communications activities to strengthen IFPRI's position as a leading contributor to global food policy research.
These open days are organized as part of communications activities which aim to share with West and central Africa students- interested in sustainable development issues- all the available information related to IFPRI’s field of activity and enable them to discover and benefit from a wide range of our research resources and opportunities.