Training trainers of agricultural librarians
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CTA. 1995. Training trainers of agricultural librarians. Spore 60. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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first course on 'Training of trainers in agricultural information' in collaboration with the Ecole de Bibliothécaires, Archivistes et Documentalistes (EBAD) of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, from 17 July to 11 August 1995
The Centre organized its first course on 'Training of trainers in agricultural information' in collaboration with the Ecole de Bibliothécaires, Archivistes et Documentalistes (EBAD) of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, from 17 July to 11 August 1995. Out of the 45 applications from 14 francophone countries, 19 participants were selected from Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'lvoire, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. The course instructors came from BIEF (Belgium), IPD/AOS (Burkina Faso), EBAD and ISADE (Senegal). The general objectives of this workshop were to develop national capabilities in training in agricultural information in Western and Central Africa, and through this improve the effectiveness of the documentation services. The main aim of the programme is to develop a core group of trainers able to organize training activities at local and national level. At the end of this course, the participants should be able to plan a training project; manage, organize and evaluate training sessions; apply the necessary training skills; and ensure technical support in agricultural documentation. After a brief update on information management skills, the participants were introduced to the adult training approach and were taught how to develop their training skills with the help of micro-teaching sessions. The course also included management and organizational aspects of training as well as the evaluation of a training project. In order to apply their newly acquired knowledge, the participants plan to organize a training course each between January and June 1996.