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Call for applications (2nd round): FK Norway South-South Aquaculture Professional Exchange Programme

Posted on 5/2/2014 | 7543 reads | Tags: Inland aquaculture, Training
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NACA is pleased to announce the initation and implementation of an aquaculture professional exchange programme in partnership with the Independent Mission for Development and Education in Madagascar (MIDEM). The programme, entitled “Integrated farming of Nile tilapia and Asia-Africa network strengthening” aims to strengthen the technical competence of young professionals in aquaculture, particularly in tilapia farming, through professional exchange between Asian and African countries to share and gain experience. This will contribute to institutional capacity building, development and improvement of extension systems in aquaculture. It will also contribute to developing a new generation of dynamic young leaders and improve cultural understanding and cooperation between the two regions. This exchange programme is being carried out with generous financial support from Fredskorpset (FK) Norway. The programme is being implemented in three rounds over three years, starting from April 2013.

MIDEM is an open, non-profit NGO in Madagascar aiming to provide a sustainable solution to the needs of the Malagasy population stricken by extreme poverty and social injustice in suburban and rural areas in the Tamatave region, East coast of Madagascar. MIDEM’s mission is to improve livelihoods by implementing projects on education, rural development including fish farming, entrepreneurship and social development.

Fredskorpset is the Norwegian branch of the international Peace Corps. It is an integrated part of Norwegian development cooperation and a Norwegian governmental body under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. FK Norway promotes reciprocal exchanges between a diverse range of institutions and organisations globally. This fosters mutual learning, development of capacity, change for the common good with the values of Challenge, Respectful, Passionate and Professional.

NACA and partners are now pleased to announce the second call for applications for young professionals in Asia to participate in the first round of this dynamic exchange programme.

  • Partner and host institution in Africa: MIDEM, Madagascar
  • Duration of the second round exchange: May 2014 - May 2015


If you are interested in participating in the programme please complete the application form linked below and return it before 7 March 2014. Please see the programme brochure for more information about arrangements.

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Sign agreements with NACA and MIDEM.
  • Attend the participant preparatory course in Johannasburg, South Africa, from 5-16 May 2014.
  • Process formalities.
  • Go to Madagascar in late May 2014 for your exchange programme, which will last for one year.

Return completed application forms to:

P. O. Box 1040
Kasetsart Post Office
Bangkok 10903, Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 561 1728
Fax: (66-2) 561 1727

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