The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research & Management (NAARM), Hyderabad won the ‘Excellence in Training’ award for its Learning and Capacity Building (L&CB) initiative under National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The L&CB project was successful in enhancing adaptive and generative capacity in National Agricultural Research System (NARS) for innovation and change management by sensitisation, training and post-training follow up programmes.
The award was presented in New Delhi during the closing session of the first National Symposium on Excellence in Training organised by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.
The NAARM team led by Dr D Rama Rao, Director, Dr. NH Rao, principal scientist, Dr. Bharat S Sontakki, principal scientist and P Vijender Reddy, Training Officer received the award.
L&CB was a first of kind effort in management of training in multi-pronged and multi-institutional partnership mode. ICAR-NAARM was the Consortium Lead of this initiative while National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad; National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management Hyderabad and IIM Lucknow were the partner institutions. Over 3000 NARS officials were trained through 136 national training programmes and another 900 were trained internationally.
The L&CB efforts laid foundation to sustainable changes in organisational reforms, innovation management, good governance, decentralisation and market-led technology development through cutting edge research in frontier areas.