Cambodian University Officials, Staff Kick Up Research Proposal Development Savvy

The Philippines-based Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA); Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS); and Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) will jointly organise a Workshop on Developing Fundable Research Project Proposals for Agricultural and Rural Development in Siem Reap provincial city, next week.

The event, to take place at Angkor Paradise Hotel from Feb. 28 to Mar. 4, is expected to attract more than 40 officials and technical staff of Cambodian higher education institutions in agriculture, forestry, and environment studies, said a SEARCA’s news release AKP received this afternoon.

The workshop’s opening ceremony will be presided over by H.E. Touch Visalsok, MoEYS Undersecretary of State; Dr. Ngo Bunthan, RUA Rector and Cambodia’s representative to the SEARCA Governing Board; and Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, it added.

The upcoming event aims to enable the participants to develop, plan, and implement fundable research project proposals in agricultural and rural development based on adaptive project management cycle, it underlined.

The workshop will feature lectures, small group exercises, and buzz sessions-or participative exercises built into lectures or larger group exercises-to enhance the participants’ skills on the use of different tools in the management of research projects in agricultural and rural development, pointed out the news release, stressing that workshop outputs will be presented in plenary sessions.

MoEYS, through its Higher Education Quality and Capacity Improvement Project (HEQCIP), and SEARCA are jointly funding the workshop, it said.

According to the same source, now in its 50th year, SEARCA supports and conducts learning events such as this workshop to provide opportunities for policymakers, researchers, academicians, trainers, and other key champions and stakeholders in agricultural and rural development (ARD) to update themselves and discuss contemporary issues and science-based perspectives on inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD), strengthen their leadership competencies, and hone their research capabilities.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press