Training Sessions

Last update: 1 October 2014

To support postgraduate students and technical services of Zimbabwe, the RP-PCP implements regular training sessions.

All RP-PCP student/staff are welcome to the trainings organized throughout the RP-PCP and externals can register as well (a training fee is be requested for externals, varying depending on the type of training). The type of training session varies every year, depending on opportunities and students and projects' requests. Local or international experts provide these trainings. These training sessions can be organized on request by the RP-PCP. Here is a sample of recent trainings:

Training in population genetics

During four days, participants are exposed and trained to notions in molecular biology, formal genetics, populations genetics and the biological mechanisms and statistical procedures to study them. Practicals will be also part of the training as well as time to work on participants' datasets. For information or registration, please contact Shirley tashiona at

"R" Software training

R is ‘GNU S’, a freely available language and environment for statistical computing and graphics which provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification, clustering, etc. Please consult the R software home page for further information.

Already several "beginners" and "advanced" training sessions on this software have been implemented by Cirad staff in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Biostatistics training

A number of biostatistics and modeling training sessions have been organized: multivariate analysis, bayesian statistics, network analysis.

Vegetation map training

This training presents remote sensing techniques, analysis of multispectral data and image processing (radiometric and geometric corrections). Using the ENVI software, it aims at building a vegetation classification with a field trip of three days in Gonarezhou National Park, with field sampling and a supervised vegetation classification with reference data. 

Paper writing workshop

Academic excellence is a major objective of the RP-PCP. Regularly, a "paper writing workshop" is organised with supervisors and RP-PCP students to discuss, advice and push forward research manuscript underway.

Last update: 1 October 2014

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