Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Capacity strengthening

Capacity strengthening

Capacity strengthening and knowledge sharing are central to Bioversity International's mission to using and safeguarding agricultural and forest biodiversity for global food and nutrition security.

Capacity strengthening and knowledge management

Capacity strengthening and knowledge sharing are central to our mission to deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security. Central to our strategy is providing a range of capacity strengthening opportunities, sharing knowledge gained from our research through training materials and courses so it can be used by local, national and international partners.

We provide research fellowships within our research programmes targeting young scientists as well as experienced ones. This includes opportunities for MSc and PhD thesis research, post-doc research, and short and long term visiting scientists. Typically, scientists interested in a research fellowship at Bioversity will need their own funding, although a couple of  sponsored fellowships are sometimes available for developing country nationals.

Bioversity International offers short-term training courses for different audiences. Usually courses are linked to donor-funded initiatives within our research areas.

We also collaborate with universities and international organizations who offer training within our area of work. Agricultural universities and colleges play a central role in developing the capacity of the next generation of scientists and professionals. Bioversity and our partners publish curriculum guides, case studies and e-learning courses to enhance agricultural biodiversity education.