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Congressional Briefing & Reception: Getting Down to Business: Building Partnerships and Scaling Up Agricultural Development in Africa

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 16:00 - 19:00
Location:
Rayburn House Office Building, Basement Level Room B-369
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
 
Congressional Briefing & Reception:

 
Getting Down to Business: Building Partnerships and Scaling Up Agricultural Development in Africa

 
4:00    WelcomeEmmy Simmons, Board of Directors, Partnership to Cut Hunger & Poverty in Africa
 
Challenges & Opportunities of “Getting Down to Business” and Implementing CAADP and US Feed the Future Programs
- Rhoda Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union
Rob Bertram, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
 
4:30    Building US-Africa Partnerships: What Have We Learned That Can Be Scaled Up:
 
Country-Driven Priorities, Better Coordination & Tracking Progress
Richard Mkandawire, Head of Planning, Resource Mobilization & Communication, NEPAD Agency
 
Strengthening African Agricultural Markets
Cris Muyunda, CEO, Alliance for Common Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa
 
Expanding Private Sector Investment and Public-Private Partnerships for Agriculture and Nutrition
Njack Kane, CEO, Novel Commodities and Board Member, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
 
Higher Education Partnerships and Workforce Development
Patrick Okori, Makerere University, Uganda and RUFORUM
 
5:30    A Common Agenda: Food Aid, Nutrition Assistance & Long-Term Food Security
- Ken Noah Davies, Director, Purchase for Progress, World Food Program
- Ellen Levinson, Executive Director, Alliance for Global Food Security
 
6:00    Q & A Session
 
6:15    Adjourn to Reception
 

 

 

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