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The minister and the diploma

The GCARD 2 was, for me, the best conference that I`ve attended. Big crowd of professionals from my field, great group of young professionals, good speeches with interesting and controversial topics to discuss after… It all led to a beautiful, dreamy-like gathering where, if you think about it, young professionals were on the center stage.

We got to interview high level decision makers; we`ve provided some in-depth news, live from the conference via our social media team; we`ve convince people, through our interventions in different sessions, that youth should be a key focus in every discussion regarding agriculture and how to feed the world. More about youth

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Back in 2012, the GCARD 2 (2nd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development) took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay. I had the opportunity to attend it.

My role there was simple: I attended as an EFARD and a YPARD member. As a member of EFARD, I needed to attend a 2 hours board meeting (in a week). As a YPARD member, I attended a social media training given by Peter Casier and became a Social Reporter, blogging and tweeting from the conference. It was the first time (from a lot of…) when I passed my daily tweeting limit (in just one hour) and needed to cool down and wait for it to pass. Continue reading “YPARD at GCARD2”