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ICID YOUNG PROFESSIONAL'S e-FORUM (IYPeF)

In addition to learning from past experiences, includingmistakes, what definitely is required under the increasing complexities of supply, demand and uncertainties, is a breed of professionals that approach the irrigation and drainage issueswith a more open mindset to accept the multi-dimensional aspects of the sector and are willing to undertake their activities in an inter-disciplinary context. With these long-term objectives in view, ICID had established a separate Working Group on Young Professionals Forum (WG-YPF) in 1993, which completed its mandated in 2015.

 

IYPeF Members

 

At the 65th International Executive Council (IEC) held at Gwangju, Korea, in September 2014, the Council approved establishing an ICID Young Professional’s e-Forum (IYPeF) with open membership. In order to throw open ICID platform to all the Young Professionals interested in Agriculture Water Management issues, the e-Forum established as a new LinkedIn Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6990321).

 

Estd : 2016

 

Mandate:

  • Encourage and promote a high standard of professional development amongst the young professionals in the field of irrigation, drainage, and flood management,
  • Provide an international platform for young irrigation and drainage professionals,
  • Expose young professional to ICID's purpose, objectives, role and activities,
  • Facilitate the wider dissemination of knowledge and information amongst the young professionals,
  • Maintain and enhance links with national and international youth having interests in water related subjects or the activities, relevant to ICID objectives.


 

Membership: Open online membership, consists of more than 180 members.

 

Sl. No.
Name / Coordinator Country Membership
1
Ms. Kathleen Heuvel  Australia Coordinator (2016) 
2
Ms. Adey N. Mersha  Ethiopia  Joint Co-ordinator (2016)
3
Mr. Rafat Nael Al-Intaki  Iraq Joint Co-ordinator (2016)
4
Mr. Mika Turunen  Finland  Joint Co-ordinator (2016)
5
Mr. Abdullahi Hassan Hussein Somalia  Joint Co-ordinator (2016)
6
Ms. Jakia Akter Bangladesh  Joint Co-ordinator (2016)

 

| AGENDA (Previous) | MINUTES (Previous) |

 

| IYPeF LinkedIn Group | Facebook page | Contributions from IRNCID-YPF | WG-IYPeF Website |

 

 

IYPeF will not only acts as virtual meeting place but also a platform that would serve as a stepping stone into annual events of ICID that would provide opportunities to the budding professionals for interaction with the best professionals in irrigation and drainage sector, present papers, avail latest information and join technical working groups.

 

IYPeF held its first physical meeting during the 67th IEC, Chiang Mail, Thailand. Being the first meeting, Secretary General Avinash C Tyagi facilitated the meeting, with Ms Kathleen Heuvel as Coordinator of IYPeF.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Discussions schedule on ICID-Young Professional's e-Forum (ICID-YPeF)

 

As the 23rd International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage, scheduled from 8-14 October 2017, Mexico City, Mexico draws closer, ICID is planning to start discussions in this e-Forum to enable the young professionals contribute their views on various topics which will go into addressing the two questions as well as the Symposium and Seminar during 23rd Congress (www.icid2017.org).

The following topicsfor :e-Discussions/ Webinars in pipeline:

  1. Water-Food-Energy Nexus in a Changing World (Started from 6 April 2017) - Background Note for e-Discussion [Coordinator: Ms. Adey Marsha]
  2. Gendered Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture (16 May to 3 June 2017) – Background Note for e-Discussion [Coordinator: Ms. Jakia Akter]
  3. Opportunities and Challenges of Drainage Development (9-30 June 2017) Background Note for e-Discussion [Coordinator: Dr. Mika Turunen]
  4. On-farm efficiency for small scale farming (1st week of July 2017) Background Note for e-Discussion [Coordinator: Mr. Rafat Nael]
  5. Role of irrigation in food security (1st week of August 2017) Background Note for e-Discussion [Coordinator: Ms. Kathleen Heuvel]

Based on active participation in and rich contribution to the discussions, Young Professionals will be selected for Scholarship to join us at Mexico City representing Young Professionals.

 

Recently concluded e-Discussions:

[ Concept Note ]



 

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