WEBINAR 3 (of 3): Shaping the future development and commercialisation of innovations to improve food safety and nutrition in the context of food-system transformation

4th March 2021, 1:00–3:00 pm UTC

The last webinar will consider the implications of past experiences and lessons for the design of future research, development and commercialisation initiatives aimed at improving food safety and nutrition in 21st-century food systems. Panellists will discuss pragmatic guidance for accelerating scaling of key innovations, including opportunities and pathways for commercialisation. Stakeholders from key agricultural research and delivery institutions on the continent will conclude the webinar series with recommendations for future policies and investment.

Keynote address

Prof Laurette Dubé, Chair and Scientific Director, McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, FCI-Africa

Prof Laurette Dubé
Chair and Scientific Director
McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, FCI-Africa


Panellists

Elizabeth Nsimadala President, East Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) & President, Pan-African Farmers Organization (PAFO)

Mrs Elizabeth Nsimadala
President, East Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) & President, Pan-African Farmers Organization (PAFO)

Mr Ibrahim Gourouza, Chief Operating Officer, Grow Africa, African Union Development Agency–New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA–NEPAD)

Mr Ibrahim Gourouza
Chief Operating Officer
Grow Africa, African Union Development Agency–New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA–NEPAD)

Dr John McDermott, Director, CGIAR-Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

Dr John McDermott
Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

Mr Rafael Flor Senior Program Officer Inclusive Markets, Agricultural Development Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mr Rafael Flor
Senior Program Officer Inclusive Markets,
Agricultural Development
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr Jonas Chianu, Chief Agricultural Economist; Coordinator, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Dr Jonas Chianu
Chief Agricultural Economist; Coordinator, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation
African Development Bank

Mr Mark Huisenga, Senior Program Manager, Bureau for Resilience & Food Security, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Mr Mark Huisenga 
Senior Program Manager, Bureau for Resilience & Food Security
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Ms Zainab Zitta Semgalawe, Regional Technical Lead for Eastern and Southern Africa, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Ms Zainab Zitta Semgalawe
Regional Technical Lead for Eastern and Southern Africa
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Dr Julie Howard, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Facilitator
Dr Julie Howard
Senior Adviser
Center for Strategic and International Studies


Closing remarks: Dr Kundhavi Kadiresan, Managing Director, Global Engagement and Innovation, CGIAR