la oficina de relaciones nacionales e internacionales

LA OFICINA DE RELACIONES NACIONALES E INTERNACIONALES
INFORMA
BECA EN ISRAEL
TALLER AVANZADO SOBRE
CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO Y AGRICULTURA
La Agencia Presidencial de Cooperación de Colombia.
De manera atenta invita para que los funcionarios de la entidad, entidades adscritas y demás
organizaciones aliadas en el territorio cualifiquen sus competencias y se beneficien de la
cooperación técnica que está siendo brindada por otros gobiernos, a través de los cursos
cortos que son socializados por APC-Colombia.
El propósito principal de los cursos, es transferir experiencias y conocimientos de modelos
exitosos en otros países para implementar estrategias más competitivas e innovadoras en
Colombia. En ese sentido, nos permitimos remitir en esta ocasión adjunta la información
correspondiente al siguiente curso otorgado por el Gobierno de Israel:
Beca: CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE
Instituto: World Meteorological Organisation
Objetivo: Este taller demostrará metodologías avanzadas y técnicas desarrolladas con el fin
de compensar el impacto de las condiciones climáticas desfavorables en la producción
agrícola.
Fecha Límite de Aplicación: 02 de Marzo de 2015
Idioma: inglés.
Duración del Curso: 03 al 14 de mayo de 2015
Requisitos: Dirigido a: El taller está diseñado principalmente para el personal de
meteorología de Servicios Meteorológicos e Hidrológicos comprometido e interesado en la
aplicación de metodologías y técnicas avanzadas agrometeorológicos en la mitigación de los
efectos del cambio climático.
Instrucciones de aplicación:
Por favor revisar los archivos que se adjuntan a este correo: información de la beca
(que incluye el listado de los documentos que los candidatos deben presentar) y el
formulario de postulación con sus anexos.
Diligencie el formulario con sus anexos y envíelo junto con los demás documentos
solicitados en original y copia a la Embajada ubicada en la Calle 35 No. 7-25 P. 14 en
Bogotá DC.
Así mismo le agradecemos que nos notifiquen los nombres de las personas que van a
participar mediante el correo adrianachaves@apccolombia.gov.co
Costos cubiertos por la Beca: Alojamiento, alimentación, capacitación, visitas turísticas y
seguros.
Costos a cargo del becario seleccionado: Tiquetes aéreos.
Luis Miguel Melo Ariza
Dirección de Coordinación Interinstitucional
Agencia Presidencial de Cooperación Internacional de Colombia
APC-Colombia
miguelmelo@apccolombia.gov.co
www.apccolombia.gov.co
Cra. 11 No.93-53 Piso 7
PBX 601 24 24 Ext. 154
Oficina de Relaciones Nacionales e Internacionales –ORNI–
Primer piso, Bloque Administrativo, Sede Central
Universidad Surcolombiana – Neiva
orni@usco.edu.co – 875 4716
World Meteorological Organisation
Israel Meteorological Service
Ministry of Transport
Advanced Workshop on
CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE
Shefayim, Israel
– 14 May 2015
1. Introduction
The IMS/WMO RTC Bet Dagan of the Israel Meteorological Service has provided training at a postgraduate level since 1967. Several thousands of participants from all over the world, mainly from
developing countries, have taken advantage of the opportunities provided by our RTC to study the
application of meteorology to various aspects of economic activity.
The topics of this workshop are in accordance with the concept of the Global Framework for Climate
Services (GFCS), where agriculture is one of the four key areas selected by the High Level Taskforce
of GFCS.
Since Israel was successful with developing agriculture, despite the negative impact of its climate and
water resources scarcity on its agricultural production, many of the methodologies developed during
the years could be used also for mitigating the results of climate change and increasing the
agricultural production.
This workshop will demonstrate advanced methodologies and techniques developed in order to
compensate for the impact of unfavorable climate conditions on agricultural production. It will
introduce Israel's knowledge in various fields such as: (i) Irrigation under changing climate conditions
(ii) Microclimate Control in Agricultural Buildings (iii) Forecaster-Farmer Interaction (iv) Cultivation of
crops resistant to Climate Change, etc.
The workshop's curriculum will include a combination of classroom lectures, exercises,
demonstrations, field trips and round-table discussions.
2. Workshop Objectives
a) To discuss the effects of climate change on different fields of agriculture and agricultural production.
b) To demonstrate modern agrometeorological techniques and methods for mitigating the effects of climate
change.
3. Learning Outcomes
After the workshop, participants will be able to:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Communicate the existing and potential effects of climate change to the agricultural stakeholders in their
country or region.
Make recommendations to agricultural stakeholders on advanced irrigation methods for efficient water
usage
Use GIS and remote sensing for decision making
Advise government officials on soil conservation and eco-agricultural strategies.
Improve the work of the forecasting units in their services and strengthen the provider-user relations
between the forecasters and other professional staff with the local farming communities.
4. Main Workshop Content:
Effects of climate change on agricultural production:
Precipitation distribution and changes
Extreme events – floods, droughts, frost and heatwaves
Phenological effects
Pest and disease effecting agricultural yields
Agrometeorological techniques:
Evapotranspiration (Penman-Monteith) and advanced irrigation methods
Usage of marginal water
Climate control in horticulture and livestock buildings
GIS and remote sensing as integrative tools for decision making
Soil conservation (increase soil degradation caused by intensive precipitation)
Eco-Agriculture (the coexistence between the agriculture and natural environment)
Forecast and risk management for improving agricultural production:
Weather and Climate forecasts and their impact on agriculture
Usage of Economical Tools for mitigating the impacts of climate change
5. Participation cost
The airfare cost should be covered by the participant, by his/her employer, or by the granting
institution. The total cost of lodging at full board for single in a double room during the duration of the
workshop, including tuition fees and field trips transportation will amount to app. 270$ per day (incl.
insurance). Total for the whole period is 2700$.
6. Scholarships
Scholarships, covering accommodations at full board (two persons per room) during the duration of
the workshop, tuition fees and field trip transportation will be provided for participants from developing
countries, by the Government of Israel – MASHAV – Israel's Agency for International Development
Cooperation.
7. Criteria
The advanced workshop is designed primarily for meteorological staff of National Meteorological and
Hydrological Services engaged and interested in application of advanced agrometeorological
methodologies and techniques in mitigating the effect of climate change.
8. Language
The workshop will be held in English. A working knowledge of English is mandatory. All the
relevant candidates will be interviewed by local representatives of MASHAV in their countries.
9. Training Staff
The workshop will be conducted by senior staff of the IMS/WMO RTC Bet Dagan having
extensive knowledge and experience in Climatology, Agrometeorology and Agronomy, in Israel
and elsewhere. Invited guest lecturers will also participate in providing and sharing their
knowledge and experience in specific fields of expertise.
10. Visa Information
Most of the participants will require a visa in order to enter Israel. For additional information http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ConsularServices/Pages/Visas.aspx
The required time for obtaining a visa varies from country to country, but might take up to a few
weeks. For participants flying through other countries, an additional entrance visa for these
countries may be required.
11. Registration
Interested candidates are requested to complete the attached Participant Application Form for the
workshop and return it directly to RTC Bet-Dagan, Israel Meteorological Service, P.O. 25 BetDagan 5025001 Israel, to rmtc@ims.gov.il or to gershteing@ims.gov.il not later than the 15 March
2015.
World Meteorological Organisation
Israel Meteorological Service
Ministry of Transport
Annex II
ADVANCED WORKSHOP ON
CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE
SHEFAYIM, ISRAEL
–
May 2015
APPLICATION FORM
Section A: Personal Details
1.
Country
: __________________________________________________
2.
Title : Mr/Ms/Miss/Dr/Prof/____
3.
First Name (Given)
4.
FAMILY NAME (SURNAME) : __________________________________________________
5.
E-mail
: __________________________________________________
6.
Telephone No
: __________________________________________________
7.
Fax No
: __________________________________________________
8.
Official Address
: __________________________________________________
: __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
9.
Date of Birth
: __________________________________________________
10.
Nationality
: __________________________________________________
11.
Gender
:  Female
 Male
12.
Do you need an entry visa for Israel?:
 No
 Yes
http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ConsularServices/Pages/Visas.aspx
Section B: Qualification
13.
Qualification (Certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc.):
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
14.
Please indicate your English language skills:
Excellent
Speaking
Good
Fair
Poor
Nil
Reading
Writing
15.
What other WMO courses have you attended in the last 5 years?:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Section C: Work Experience
16.
I work in:
 National Meteorological and/or Hydrological Service (NMHS)
 WMO Regional Training Center (RTC)
 NMHS Training Center
 University
 Other (Please specify) : ____________________________________
17. What is your job title?
: ____________________________________
18. How long have you been in this position?
: ____________________________________
19. I am a:
 Meteorologist
 Hydrologist
 Other (Please specify)
:
____________________________________
Section D: Rationale for Applying
20.
How are you involved in Hydrometeorology in your position?
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
21. This will be an Advanced–level course. What previous education and training on climate and
agrometeorology topics have you undertaken? What related experience qualifies you for this course?
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________
22. Why do you want to attend this workshop? Be specific about how it will help you in your work.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
23. Statement by candidate on how she/he anticipate using the knowledge and skills from this workshop in the
work after the workshop?:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Place: _________________________
Signature of the Candidate:
Date: __________________________
___________________________________
Statement by the Permanente Representative with WMO on why this nominee should be selected for this
course.
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________
How would this nominee be funded to attend this course?
Airfare
Self-funded
Funded by Employer
Funded by National Institution
Funded by another source (grant,
development project, etc.). Please
state source of funding.
 Yes
 Yes
 Yes
 Yes
Per diem
 No
 No
 No
 No
 Yes
 Yes
 Yes
 Yes
 No
 No
 No
 No
Signature of the Permanente Representative with WMO
_________________________________________________________________________
To be completed and returned as soon as possible to the Organization Committee not later than 15 March
2015 to:
Mr. Giora. G. Gershtein,
IMS/WMO RTC Bet Dagan, Bet Dagan 50250, POB 25, Israel
E-mail: gershteing@ims.gov.ill; rmtc@ims.gov.il
Phone: +97239403134; Mob: +9720506212099
Include a short CV (last 5 years) with the present form