Training

The Insect Pest Control Subprogramme of the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture plays an important role in developing and strengthening technical, managerial and scientific skills required for the effective and efficient application of area-wide integrated pest management programmes (AW-IPM) which include a Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) component.

Training is largely financed through IAEA's Technical Cooperation Fund and is provided at collaborating institutions and at the Insect Pest Control Laboratory of the FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratories.

Training can be implemented as individual or group fellowships, as scientific visits awarded to senior staff (programme managers and decision-makers), and as national, regional or interregional training courses, workshops or meetings. Application forms for fellowships, scientific visits, and nominations for training courses, can be obtained at http://www-tc.iaea.org/tcweb/default.asp.

Training Calendar 2018
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Methods for the Handling, Marking, Transportation and Release of Sterile Male Aedes aegypti, as Components of the SIT Package for the Control of Mosquito Disease Vectors of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya (under Regional TC Project RLA5074). 19–23 March 2018, Juazeiro, Brazil.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Methods for the Various Components of the SIT Package for the Control of Mosquito Disease Vectors of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya II (under Regional TC Project RLA5074). Tentative dates: 4–8 June, 2018.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Mass-rearing, Sex Separation, Irradiation and Dosimetry in the Context of the SIT Package for the Control of Mosquito Disease Vectors of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya (under Regional TC Project RLA5074). Tentative dates: 19–23 June 2018, Vienna, Austria.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Use of GIS and International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) for Fruit Fly Activities in Africa (under Regional Africa Project RAF5074). 20–24 August 2018 Gaborone, Botswana.
FAO/IAEA Training Course on SIT for Mosquitoes Focused on Mass-rearing, Release and Monitoring (under Interregional TC Project INT5155). 27–31 August 2018 Juazeiro, Brazil.
FAO/IAEA Training Course on Data Management, GIS and Modelling to Optimize SIT Control Efforts of Invading Mosquito Species in Europe (under Regional Europe RER 5022). 15–19 October 2018, Vienna, Austria.