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Next Steps for the US Food Security Initiative - Special Discussion

Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 08:30 - 12:30
APLU Ground Floor Conference Center
1307 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 

Two separate panels discussed:


  • Recent policy events, including plans for implementing the US Food Security Initiative, highlights of the FAO World Food Summit, and outcomes of the CAADP-donor platform meeting in Abuja


  • Key outcomes of the Partnership'sFebruary 2009 US-Africa Forum on Transforming Food Security and Agricultural Development, and implications for the US Food Security Initiative


8:15AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45AM - Welcome & Introductory Remarks: Peter McPherson (Chair, Partnership Board of Directors)

8:45-10:00AM - Policy Updates: Reflections on the FAO World Food Summit, CAADP Progress, and Status of the USG Food Security Initiative Implementation - Moderated by Ambassador Amadou Lamine Ba

Reflections on the FAO World Food Summit - Ann Tutwiler, USDA and Jennifer Rigg, Save the Children

Review of CAADP Progress- Babatunde Omilola, IFPRI

Status of USG Food Security Initiative Implementation - Franklin Moore, USAID

Question and Answer/Open Discussion

10-10:30AM - Coffee Break

10:30AM-12:30PM - Panel Discussion: Discussion of Key Outcomes from the Partnership's February 2009 US-Africa Forum and Implications for the Implementation of the US Food Security Initiative - Moderated by Ambassador Inonge-Mbikusita Lewanika

Report Overview: Emmy Simmons

Comments on:
Ag Markets and Trade - Paul Guenette, ACDI/VOCA, and Simon Winter, TechnoServe

Capacity Building for Science and Technology - Anne-Claire Hervy, APLU, and Daniel Karanja, Partnership to Cut Hunger & Poverty in Africa

Infrastructure - Frank Young, former USAID official


Food Aid - Gawain Kripke, Oxfam, and Roy Stacy, former director, FEWSNET

Discussion - Suggested Topics and Speakers for Partnership's February 2010 US-Africa Forum

Please Download the Partnership's February 2009 Forum Report here.