Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

Formal Launch: CRP-Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals

Chair: Dr. David Bergvinson, Director General, ICRISAT

Keynote Speech: Dr. Nigel Kerby, Chair, ICRISAT Governing Board
Keynote Speech: Dr. S.M. Bokhtiar, Director, SAARC Agriculture Center
Keynote Speech: Dr. Jane Ininda, AGRA  

GLDC Launch: H.E. Dr. Eyasu Abraha Alle, Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Thursday, 15 February, 2018

Session I: GLDC Priority Crops and Countries

Chair: Dr. Paco Sereme, ICRISAT Governing Board
Rapporteur: Kristofer Dodge, GLDC Manager

Prioritization of GLDC Mission, Countries, and Targets – meeting the SDGs
Dr. David Bergvinson, Director General, ICRISAT

National Partner Statements supporting the GLDC
We will hear from: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique, India, and Sudan

Private Sector Engagement Providing Key Value Chain Integration
Dr. Bhupen Dubey, Chief Executive Officer, Advanta Seeds

Africa Regional Cooperation in Agricultural Research
Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, FARA

Session II: GLDC Strategy; Alignment of Multiple Organizational Strengths to Meet Ambitious Targets by 2022 and 2030

Chair: Dr. May-Guri Saethre, Deputy Director General-Research, IITA
Rapporteur: Dr. Nedumaran Swamikannu, Senior Scientist, ICRISAT

GLDC Strategic Design Utilizing Strength of Partners for Mutual Goal
Dr. Peter Carberry, GLDC Director

Theory of Change
Dr. Michael Hauser, Theme Leader/Principal Scientist, ICRISAT

Strengthening Value Chains through Public Private Engagement
Dr. Victoria Johnson-Chadwick, Program Officer – Seeds2B, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Session III: Scope of GLDC through Five Flagship Research Programs

Chair: Dr. Jean-Francois Rami, CIRAD
Rapporteur: Kristofer Dodge, GLDC Manager

FP1 Priority Setting and Impact Acceleration
Dr. Arega Alene, Agricultural Economist, IITA

FP2 Transforming Agrifood Systems
Dr. Peter Carberry, Director, CRP – GLDC

FP3 Integrated Farm and Household Management
Dr. Jules Bayala, Principal Scientist, ICRAF

FP4 Variety and Hybrid Development
Dr. Patrick Okori, Country Representative-Malawi, ICRISAT

FP5 Pre-breeding and Trait Discovery
Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Principal Scientist, ICRISAT

Friday, 16 February, 2018

Session IV: GLDC Cross-Cutting and Strategic Partnerships

Chair: Dr. Ingrid Oborn, Regional Coordinator-Southeast Asia, ICRAF/Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Rapporteur: Dr. Aymen Frija, Agricultural Economist, ICARDA

Youth and Gender Priorities Integrated throughout the GLDC.
Dr. Esther Njuguna-Mungai, Senior Scientist, ICRISAT

Capacity Development of GLDC Partners and End Users
Dr. Thomas Falk, Senior Scientist, ICRISAT

Regional Capacity Development at the Dry Cereals National Center of Specialization
Dr. Ndiaga Cisse, Director, CERAAS-ISRA

Smart Foods
Joanna Kane-Potaka, Director of External Relations and Strategic Marketing, ICRISAT 

Session V: Strategy Development for Deployment of Individual Flagship Programs (Instructions and objectives for flagship breakout sessions)

Chair: Dr. Peter Carberry, Director, GLDC

Session VI: Research for Impact

Chair: Courtney Paisley, Director, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development
Rapporteur: Dr. Sika Gbegbelegbe, Agricultural Economist, IITA

Understanding Nutrition Programing for Development Initiatives
Daniel Alberts, Senior Manager, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (20 minute Keynote)    

A Web-based Platform for Enhancing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) in Research for Development: Toward Achieving Development Outcomes
Enrico Bonaiuti, Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning Specialist, ICARDA

Strengthening agricultural innovation systems for development-oriented outcomes and SDGs
Abdoulaye Saley Moussa, Agricultural Research Officer, Research & Extension Unit (AGDR), FAO

Session VII: Continued Work in Flagship Program Breakout Groups

Session VIII: Closing and Reports by Flagship Leaders

Chair: Dr. Peter Carberry, Director, GLDC
Rapporteur: Kristofer Dodge, Interim Manager, GLDC

Ten Minute Reports about Investment Priorities for 2018 from:
FP1: Dr. Arega Alene, Agricultural Economist IITA
FP2: Dr. Andy Hall, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIRO
FP3: Dr. Jules Bayala, Principal Scientist, ICRAF
FP4: Dr. Patrick Okori, Country Representative-Malawi, ICRISAT
FP5: Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Theme Leader, Genomics and Trait Discovery, ICRISAT

Closing Remarks: Dr. Peter Carberry, Director, GLDC

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