Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Out for Africa
While writing this post I am thinking about the reasons behind this. Although I had little formal education in "development studies" so far, I met a bunch of people from these regions. I have in mind my former and current colleagues and friends from the BOKU office or from the EMABG. Although I have never been in those countries, they became one of my main interests, through the people I met.
So you can imagine how excited I was when I got the opportunity to participate on the ILRI - SLU - FAO workshop called "Capacity building for sustainable use of animal genetic resources" in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia end of November this year. I was even happier that I could be one of the presenters. According to the plan I will have half a day to present the R data analysis and programming environment to the participants. I had similar (although shorter) presentations few times before, mostly for EMABG students, so I have bit of an experience with it. Although this will be a different setting and a different audience, so I am going to adapt the contents accordingly.
I was traveling quite a lot inside Europe, but this will be my first jouney outside the continent. First one goes to Africa.