IRRI Education

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The drive to maximize human and institutional potential

"In 2021, under a period of pandemic restrictions, IRRI Education thrived because of its quick, innovative, and systematic approaches to learning. These approaches were also incorporated into the face-to-face programs that were implemented at ISARC and our country offices and research hubs. More so, our 61 years of experience in offering various interventions through our innovative and technology-based broad range capacity development platform was critical in promoting courses and presenting our credibility and outstanding track record of program offerings to its various stakeholders."

Gopesh Tewari

Head

IRRI Education

Despite the challenges and restricted mobility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, IRRI Education successfully reached individual, institutional, and system-level stakeholders through its innovative and technology-based broad range capacity development (CapDev) platform. CapDev enabled IRRI Education to implement customized, demand-driven, and relevant courses co-designed and delivered by globally renowned academicians, researchers, and field experts.

We were able to smoothly adapt by reviewing and redesigning our training approaches for participantfriendly online and digital tools and maintain a dedicated learning management system for the New Normal classroom. We made urgent efforts to bring the classroom experience to the online sessions through queries, discussions, simulations, case studies and analysis, and assessment and feedback sessions.

We duly monitored and recorded the responses of our participants through online tools and platforms to help us maintain the discipline and keenness among the participants towards the sessions and resource persons.

At the same time, we used a project monitoring tool to track our staff’s duties, progress, and deliverables and organized workshops to enhance the skill sets of
our people involved in the development, facilitation, and implementation of the different online and faceto-face learning offerings. Our robust monitoring and evaluation process ensured getting accurate feedback on the quality of the various programs we implemented and the measurement of learning outcomes of our participants.

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Through CapDev our trainees in the agriculture sector were able to participate better and learn skills, knowledge, and values that would enable them to meaningfully contribute to their communities at the
local, national, and international levels.

In 2021, under a period of pandemic restrictions, IRRI Education thrived because of its quick, innovative and systematic approach to learning and these were also incorporated in the face-to-face programs which were implemented at IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) and our country offices and research hubs.

More so, our 61 years of experience in offering various CapDev interventions was critical in promoting courses and presenting our credibility and outstanding track record of program offerings to its various stakeholders.

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