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162ND BIFAD Public Meeting


The Next Generation: Global Food Security through Human and Institutional Capacity Building

October 11, 2011

Salons A/B, Second Floor
Downtown Des Moines Marriott

Meeting Transcript:
Meeting Minutes:

Meeting Agenda:

9:45 am: USAID Feed the Future Research Programs – USAID Rob Bertram

10:15-10:45 am: Public Comment period

10:45am: Adjourn to proceed to luncheon                     

11:00am: Luncheon with Speakers - co-hosted with BFS/ARP and APLU

Moderator: Brady Deaton
USAID Bureau of Food Security Assistant to the Administrator Paul Weisenfeld - updates on USAID Initiatives

Keynote speaker:  Calestous Juma, Harvard University (confirmed)
Higher Education in Africa’s Agricultural Transformation-Emerging Policy Trends and Opportunities

1:00pm: Panel 1: Perspectives on Human and Institutional Capacity Development from the ‘Next Generation’ Perspectives

Moderator: USAID Julie Howard
LEAP Fellow: Haroon Sseguya, Ugandan Makerere University (confirmed)
USDA Borlaug Fellows:  Grace Otitodum, Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (confirmed)
AWARD Recipient:  Anabela Manica, Mozambique Agricultural Research Institute (confirmed)
CRSP graduate student: Gerald Sebuwufu, Ugandan National Agricultural Research Organization (confirmed)

2:15pm: Panel 2: HICD Experts and Perspectives

Moderator: Gebisa Ejeta
Cornelia Flora, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Iowa State University (confirmed)
Mywish Maredia, Associate Professor, International Development, Michigan State University (confirmed)
Tade Aina, Director, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa Program, Carnegie Corporation (confirmed)
Monty Jones – Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) (confirmed)

Respondent:  Patty Fulton, National Program Leader, Center for International Programs, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

4:00pm:  Public Meeting adjourned

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