The Academy is a learning platform organized by Slow Food Youth Network across the globe. The Academy wants to enlarge the knowledge of youths about possible ways to create a more sustainable food system with as goal that participants develop their own vision on how they can contribute to a sustainable system. The Academy is running every year with new participants selected per year. They meet at ever last weekend of the month from Friday to Sunday.
The Academy is organized through activities like: campaigns, debates/discussion groups, workshops, group work, field visits, service learning, seminars and key notes addresses, assessments tests and objective questions by end of each topic.
Objectives of the Slow Food Academy in Uganda
- To empower the leaders of sfyn with leadership skills.
- Educate the SFYN leaders on the Slow Food philosophy and how to defend it.
- To impart knowledge to the participants on food entrepreneurship skills.
- To have more products at a risk of extinction mapped.
- To know more about food politics in general.
- To train and build more SFYN leaders.
- To build capacity of young food leaders to promote good, clean, and fair food across the African continent.
- To build a strong Terra Madre Network in Uganda.
- To have more food outlets and restaurants which can promote local products.
SFYN Uganda is organising Academy on annual basis whereby participants are selected from different parts of the country. The participants are selected from the existing youth groups mapped by SFYN Uganda coordinating team as well as those who are willing to defend the philosophy of Slow Food.
This year’s academy will focus on an objective of capacity building in developing food entrepreneurship skills in a sustainable way among producers. The Academy will target 15 participants and this will involve producers, students, researchers, politicians, food activists among others.
The Academy will be organized through activities like: campaigns, debates/discussion groups, workshops, group work, field visits, service learning, seminars and key notes addresses, assessments tests and objective questions by end of each topic.
- Product Mapping and History of food
- Product branding and sensory analysis.
- Food Service systems and Technology.
- Food Law
- Food Process and Value Addition
- Beverage and Alcoholic drinks production
The first edition of the Academy is proposed to take place starting the month of April 2017 till November 2017.
It will be one weekend per month running from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. This Academy will take 8 weekends which will be residential for two nights per weekend and it will include 8 weekends.
The only qualification for one to be an Academy participant is that you should be a Ugandan below the age of 30 years. The person should atleast understand some little English.
You can send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.