a) Purpose

    The purpose of the virtual academy is to provide an online or web-based platform to host various flagships of GCSAYN.

    b) Objectives

    In delivering on its primary objective of providing an online platform, the virtual academy pursues the underlying sub-objectives which are to:

    i) Enhance access to affordable, flexible education and training

    ii) Increase course and programs variety

    iii) Enhance career advancement opportunities

    iv) Increase collaboration and personalized education

    v) Enhance time management skills for the various target audiences

    vi) Provide an opportunity to target audiences to participate in the network’s various flagships.

    c) Composition

    The Virtual Academy shall be composed of members of the GCSAYN, appointed by the Executive Director. In some instances, there will be two Chairs depending on the preferences of the Executive Director and the needs of the Virtual Academy.

    The qualities, functions and duration of office bearers are outlined in the GCSAYN Job Description document.

    d) Program Content

    ▪ Description of the curriculum and/or activities included in the program

    ▪ Basic information on the training sessions, workshops, and other forms of support provided to the participants

Available courses

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Description : The course will introduce on the basic of UNFCCC negotiations with a focus on Agriculture and seed of the forefront innovations for climate smart agriculture


Lesson will be from 17/05 to July 2023 

On Monday and Wednesday h15.00 CEST / 13.00 UTC 

Module 1 - Introduction on Climate Negotiation

Lesson 1 - Introduction to climate negotiation on Agriculture (D. Vito)

Lesson 2 - Current issues and Sharm el Sheik work program(D. Vito)

Module 2 -Scientific Basis on Climate Change impacts on Agriculture

Lesson 3 - Basic effect of Climate Change on Agriculture - PT1 (D.Vito)

Lesson 4 - Basic effect of Climate Change on Agriculture - PT1 (D.Vito)

Lesson 5 - Statistical analysis of climate change variables for agriculture (F. Tubiello, FAO)

Lesson 6 - Basic concepts of Climate Smart Agriculture (F. Matteoli V. Vitale, FAO)

Module 4 - Future trends on Climate Change negotiation

Lesson 7 - Open issue on Agriculture toward COP28(D. Vito)

Lesson 8 - Other international treaties on  Agriculture and Forest (D. Vito, C. Balogoun)

Module 5 - Innovation in Agriculture

Lesson 9 - Agroforesty(Soul food forest farm)

Lesson 10- Permaculture (D. Vito)

Lesson 11 - ICT and Smart Agriculture

Lesson 12 - GeoSpacial and GIS application in Agri, Saul Lopez 

Lesson 13 - Honeybee innovation and productio (Dr. H. Dumbre)

Lesson 13 - The AgriHackaton Experience (Agrhackathon team)


To obtain a general understanding about climate change

At the end of the lectures you will learn about:

  • Introduction to Climate Change 
  • Climate Change adaptation strategies
  • Climate Change mitigation strategies
  • Climate Finance
  • Climate Change negotiations
  • Tackling Climate Change 

Dr. Simeon T. NUMBEM

CEO / FDC (Finance and Development Consulting)

Face Conseil Economique et Social, BP 8103, Yaoundé, Cameroun

Tel: +237 670 27 11 66/698 95 82 81

Email: s9numbem9@yahoo.com /s9numbem@gmail.com

Skype: snumbem


  1. How do we feed the world? Threats and opportunities in the world food system
  2. Future of food and food systems
  3. Technologies for sustainable farming systems
  4. Food chain and agriculture technology
  5. Role of Government in sustainable farming systems

Content Hours: 208; Duration: 2 content hours from Monday to Wednesday: 1 hour from Thursday to Friday for consultation

Aim: The aim of the module is to introduce students to environmental ethics.

Module Description: The environmental ethics module introduces interns to philosophical attempts at applying ethical theories and/or principles to the understanding of the relation of humankind to the natural world. The module evaluates ethical dimensions of major environmental problems and solutions.

Expected Learning outcomes: Upon successful completion of the module, interns should be able to:

a)    Identify ethical issues arising from people’s relation to the environment.

b)   Apply ethical principles/theories to resolve environmental problems.

c)    Discuss the ethical dimension of global climate change.

d)   Discuss global social justice in climate change management

Facilitator: Clement Namanyah

Meetings: Monday


[15hrs00-17hrs00 Brussels Time)





[15hrs00-17hrs00 Brussels Time]





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Consultation:  Thursday [15:00hrs-16:00hrs]; Friday [15:00hrs-16:00hrs] 

Teaching period: 13th March 2023 – 25 August 2023 (26 weeks)


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