The World Food Prize Foundation

2015 Side Events

Harnessing New Science and Technology Innovation for Africa’s Sustainable Food Security and Economic

10/14/2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Des Moines Marriott, Waterloo Room
Jen Riebow

TITLE: Harnessing New Science and Technology Innovation for Africa’s Sustainable Food Security and Economic Growth

START AND END TIME: 9:00 – 10:30AM CST

VENUE: Des Moines Marriott, Waterloo Room

DESCRIPTION: Panel discussion will focus on the progress made by various African countries in the use of agricultural science, technology and innovation (STI) to enhance food security and economic growth. The panelists will highlight related agricultural policy issues, the progress made in developing appropriate biosafety regulatory regimes, and new opportunities through agribusiness public-private partnerships. The main objective is to enhance conversation between scientists, policy makers, diplomats, farmers and private businesses on STI challenges, especially related to biotechnology, facing African countries and how to overcome them. Speakers will also  address issues of policy advocacy,  capacity building and strengthening regulatory systems across Africa.

SPEAKERS:

Peter McPherson
President
Association of Public and Land‑ grant
Universities (APLU)

Dennis Kyetere
Executive Director
The African Agricultural Technology
Foundation (AATF)

Diran Makinde
Director
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating
Agency/ African Biosafety Network of
Expertise
(NPCA/ABNE)

Chimwemwe Chamdimba
Senior Program Officer
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating
Agency/ NEPAD Science, Technology and
Innovation Hub
(NPCA/NSTIH)

Andrew Manu
President
Association of African Agricultural
Professionals in the Diaspora
(AAAPD) 
 

RSVP BY EMAIL: 
Jen Riebow 
Email: riebowj1@cns.msu.edu
 

The speakers full names, affiliation and titles as well as the RSVP information can be found in the attached Flyer. CLICK HERE

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