Former Trainees Network (FTN) 
 
For almost 50 years, the CIHEAM Bari has recognised the significant role of students and alumni in defining and shaping its missions. In addition, CIHEAM Bari seeks mutually supportive life-long  relationships with the global community of its past and present graduates. In order to develop and strengthen these relationships, CIHEAM Bari has set up the Former Trainees Network (FTN). For CIHEAM Bari policy (strategy), FTN is a key volunteer trainees' association in international higher agricultural  education and research in the Mediterranean Basin.
The CIHEAM Bari - FTN initiative was launched in November 2010 and currently has over 868 members (last FTN data elaboration October 2011).  

FTN positioning vis-à-vis @iamb community 
FTN is the hub that connects all alumni to MAIB and to each other. The FTN  connects thousands of alumni via communication vehicles (i.e. info letters, newsletters, forum…).

General Objectives

  • To provide a common space where it is possible to gather information on the Mediterranean cooperation initiatives and inter-regional projects promoted by CIHEAM and MAIB.

  • To increase public awareness of CIHEAM and MAIB inter-regional programmes by publishing and spreading information on  training, research and cooperation activities to foster CIHEAM and MAIB strategic/proprieties actions

  • To support Alumni career development through life-long learning (postgraduate study follow-up, advanced specialized short courses, workshops…etc) , and facilitate access to business network and employment/job opportunities

  • To build an interactive community for continuous exchanges between Alumni, visiting lecturers and MAIB staff,  researchers and collaborators. 


Specific Objectives

  • Follow-up study to  update the database of the MAIB former students and trainees (FTs) in order to describe the FTs  Scenario and careers pathways

  • Offer FTs opportunities to reconnect with Institute staff and researchers, under @iamb community  in a meaningful way

  • Ascertain what impact MAIB actions (Training, Research and Cooperation) have on FTs'  career development and progress

  • Ensure that alumni are well-informed about latest MAIB activities and facilitate links and mutual contacts.