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 Training Course on Data Management, GIS and Modelling to Optimize SIT Control Efforts of Invading Mosquito Species in Europe (under Regional TC Project RER5022). 9–13 July 2018, Montpellier, France.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Identification and Diagnostics of New World Screwworm (under Regional Latin America RLA5075). 13–17 August 2018, Panama City, Panama.
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 Regional Training Course on Early Detection of Invasive Non-native Fruit Fly Species and Emergency Response (under Regional TC Project RAS5076). 7–11 October 2018, Amman, Jordan, and 14–18 October 2018, Arava, Israel.
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.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on the Use of Georeferenced Fly Rounds for Cost-Effective Entomological Surveillance of Savannah Tsetse Species (under Regional TC Project RAF5080). 29 October–2 November 2018, United Republic of Tanzania.
FAO/IAEA Regional Joint Meeting between Entomologists, Virologists and Epidemiologists to Boost the Collaboration for Vector Control in the European region (under Regional TC Project RER5022). 5–9 November 2018, Tirana, Albania.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Molecular Tools Applied to Tsetse Control Programmes (under Regional TC Project RAF5080). 19–30 November 2018, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
FAO/IAEA Interregional Training Course on The Use of the Sterile Insect and Related Techniques for the Inte-grated Area-wide Management of Insect Pests (under Interregional TC Project INT5155). 10 June–5 July 2019, Metapa de Dominguez, Chiapas, Mexico and An-tigua / El Pino, Guatemala.