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DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

08.00 – 15.00 REGISTRATION

08.00 – 09.00 WELCOME COFFEE LOBBY AREA A

09.00 – 10.25 SIDE EVENTS

10.30 – 11.55 SIDE EVENTS

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH BREAK MULTIPURPOSE HALL

13.05 – 14.30 SIDE EVENTS

14.30 – 15.00 COFFEE BREAK LOBBY AREA A


OPENING SESSION OF THE 2018 RESAKSS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

PLENARY SESSION I: BOOSTING GROWTH TO END HUNGER BY 2025: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL PROTECTION MEDIUM CONFERENCE HALL

Chairperson: Rajul Pandya- Lorch , Director, Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) and Chief of Staff, Director General’s Office (DGO), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

15.00 Welcome Note

Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

15.10 Opening Remarks

Shenggen Fan , Director General, IFPRI, USA (Video Address)

James Oehmke, Senior Food Security and Nutrition Adviser, Bureau for Food Security, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA
H.E. Josefa L. C. Sacko, Commissioner, Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission (AUC-DREA), Ethiopia
H.E. Eyasu Abraha Alle, State Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia

15.50 Overview of the 2017-2018 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR)
Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD), IFPRI, Ethiopia

16.10 Keynote Address: : Boosting Growth to End Hunger by 2025: The Role of Social Protection
Rob Vos, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division (MTID), IFPRI, USA

16.30 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Rajul Pandya- Lorch, Director, CPA and Chief of Staff, DGO, IFPRI, USA

Panelists:
H.E. Josefa L. C. Sacko, Commissioner, Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission (AUC-DREA), Ethiopia
Rob Vos Director, MTID, IFPRI, USA
James Oehmke, Senior Food Security and Nutrition Adviser, USAID, USA
Berhanu Wolde Michael, Advisor to the State Minister for Rural Job Creation and Food Security, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia

17.10 General Plenary Discussion

17.40 Concluding Remarks

Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa, IFPRI, USA

17.45 End of Day 1

18.30 COCKTAIL RECEPTION MULTIPURPOSE HALL