Trainings and Workshops
Capacity Development is crucial in empowering the institutions participating in ODINAFRICA-IV to enable them deliver the planned products. The following mechanisms will be used to achieve this:
• New partner institutions will require a full cycle of training (basic, intermediate, advanced) customized to their desired level of expertise. This type of training is part of the Standard Curriculum provided by the OceanTeacher Academy is used (courses organized at the IOC Project Office for IODE). The course prospectus and schedule is available at: http://www.oceanteacher.org/course_prospectus.html;
• Established institutions that need refresher training: Customized training, based upon the weaknesses identified either by the partner institution and/or by the assessment will be required. This training can be organized through an internship in one of the “Centres of Excellence” that will be designated as OceanTeacher Academy regional nodes;
• Continuous Professional Development Training: the rapidly developing technology requires regular training and re-training for all partners. Need for such training can be identified by the partner institutions but can also be highlighted by IODE. Such specialized training will be provided by the OceanTeacher Academy. This can be done at the Oostende Campus or it could be done in one of the “Centres of Excellence”.
Participation in relevant conferences and workshops will also be encouraged as this will enable the experts to exchange ideas with their colleagues, and thus strengthen the skills base available in the institutions.