Agenda – Beyond a Middle Income Africa

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DAY ONE | DAY TWO | DAY THREE

Day 1: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

07.30 – 15.00 REGISTRATION

08.30 – 10.00 SIDE EVENTS

10.00 – 10.30 COFFEE BREAK

10.30 – 12.00 SIDE EVENTS

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH BANQUET HALL

13.00 – 14.30 SIDE EVENTS

14.30 – 15.00 COFFEE BREAK


OPENING SESSION OF THE 2015 RESAKSS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

PLENARY SESSION I Conference Room 2

Chairperson: Boaz Keizire, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya

15.00 Welcome Note

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


15.15 Opening Remarks and Introductory Messages

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

Djimé Adoum, Executive Secretary, Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), Burkina Faso

H.E. Rhoda Tumusiime, Commissioner, Rural Economy and Agriculture, AUC, Ethiopia


BEYOND A MIDDLE INCOME AFRICA: TRANSFORMING AFRICAN ECONOMIES FOR SUSTAINED GROWTH WITH RISING EMPLOYMENT AND INCOMES

15.50 Overview of the 2014 Africa-Wide Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR)

Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa, IFPRI, USA (Download PPT)

16.10 Keynote Address, From Growth Recovery to Economic Transformation: Building Diversified and Prosperous African Economies in the Decades Ahead

H.E. Marc Lapodini Atouga, Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Nigeria


16.30 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Godfrey Bahiigwa, Office Head, Eastern and Southern Africa Office, IFPRI, Ethiopia

Panelists:

      • Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany

      • Boaz Keizire, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya

      • Kwesi Atta-Krah, Director, Humidtropics CGIAR Research Program, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria

17.10 General Plenary Discussion


17.40 End of Day 1


17.45 COCKTAIL RECEPTION BANQUET HALL