16th CAADP Partnership Platform Schedule

Theme: “Malabo Commitments Five Years on: Translating Lessons Learnt into Accelerated Action towards 2025”

24th November, 2020 [Day One]

1.00 PM - 6.20 PM

TIME: +3 GMT (ADDIS ABABA TIME - EAT)

1.00 PM - 2.00 PM

Description

PRE- EVENT SESSION

FARA: Strengthening Partnership for Agricultural Research, Technology and Mutual Accountability: the case of the EU funded CAADP-XP4 Programme.

Launch of the EU funded CAADP-XP4.

Session Moderator: H.E Paramanga Ernest Yonli, Former Prime Minister of Burkina 

Introduction and contextualizing the session- Moderator 

Presentation 1: Presentation of the EU funded CAADP-XP4 Programme and FARA’s perspectives in mobilizing partnership and support to countries in delivering on CAADP– Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, -Executive Director of FARA   

Presentation 2: Presentation of Burkina Faso Progress in the CAADP-Biennial Review, and the Country’s challenges and perspectives reflected in the NAIPs to increase performances in the 201 CAADP-BR – Hon. Salifou Ouedraogo, Minister of Agriculture of Burkina Faso

Panelists

  • H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti | Secretary-General, Organization of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), 

  • H.E. Amb. Josefa Sacko | Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the AUC, 

  • H.E Janusz Wojciechowski | Commissioner for Agriculture, European Union Commission (EUC), 

  • H.E Gilbert F. Houngbo | President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)  

  • Hon. Salifou Ouedraogo | Minister of Agriculture of Burkina Faso

2.00 PM - 3.50 PM

SESSION 1: PLENARY OPENING SESSION

Session Moderator: Prof Mandi Rukuni

Opening Remarks

  1. Welcome remarks H.E Amb. Josefa Sacko-The Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, AUC

  2. Mr. Holger Kray-Chair, CAADP Development Partner Group, and Practice Manager, Agriculture and Food Security, World Bank

  3. Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki- Chief Executive Officer, AUDA-NEPAD (to invite the Minister)

  4. Opening Hon. Angela Thoko Didiza, Chair of the AU STC on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment, and Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, South Africa

High-Level Panel Discussions & Ministerial Reactions

Keynote Address: Dr. Ousmane Badiane (Chairman, Akademiya 2063): Galvanizing inclusive agricultural growth and transformation to cut poverty in Africa by half by 2025 – are we still on track five years after Malabo? (10mn)

Panel Discussion

  • Minister of Agriculture and land reclamation Egypt

  • Minister of Agriculture South Sudan-Hon. Onyoti Adigo Nyikec

  • Minister of Agriculture Burkina Faso-Hon. S. E Salifou OUEDRAOGO

  • Minister of Production, Irrigation and Rural Equipment-Chad. Hon. SEM Assaid GAMAR SILECK

  • FAO Representative – Dr. Abebe Haile Gabriel

  • DPCG Representative: Mr. Stanlake Samkange; WFP Senior Director for Strategic Partnership

  • President of AGRA Dr. Agnes Kalibata

  • CEO Private Enterprise Federation of Ghana and Pan African Agribusiness Apex Chamber- Nana OSEI-BONSU

  • President of Pan-African Farmers Organization- Ms. Elizabeth Nsimadala

Ministerial Statements – brief feedback from other ministers attending the meeting

3..50 PM - 4.00 PM

HEALTH BREAK

SESSION 2: PARALLEL TECHNICAL DISCUSSION SESSIONS

4.00 PM - 5.30 PM


PARALLEL SESSION 2A:

Accelerated action toward implementation of Malabo: Developing and financing Malabo-compliant National Agricultural Investment Plans

Session Moderator: Dr. Godfrey Bahiigwa, Director AUC-DREA

  • Introduction and contextualizing the session- Moderator

  • Presentation 1: NAIP Development & Implementation – progress, challenges, opportunities – Dr. Clement Adjorlolo -AUDA-NEPAD

  • Presentation 2: Increased Investment Finance in Agriculture – trends, opportunities and recommendation– Dr. Samuel Benin, Deputy Director, IFPRI Africa Division

  • Presentation 3: Repurposing Public Sector Support for Agriculture for Better Outcomes – Madhur Gautam, Lead Agriculture Economist, World Bank

  • Presentation 4: NAIP 2.0 implementation and agriculture performance- Dr Ismael Fofana, Director for Capacity and Development, Akademiya 2063

Panelists

  • Mr. Domingos Gove, Director of the Department for Food Agriculture and Natural Resources, SADC

  • Mr. Alain Sy Traore, Director of Agriculture ECOWAS

  • Mr. Jean Baptiste Havugimana, Director of Productive Sector, EAC

  • Mr. Zahreddine Belbachir, Director of Agriculture, UMA

  • Mr. Emmanuel MBARGA, Director ECCAS

  • Prof Hamadi Boga – Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya

  • Mr Rule Jimmy Opelo, PS Agriculture, Botswana

  • PS Finance – Senegal

  • Dr. Greenwell Matchaya, ReSAKSS

  • Dr. Chris Toe- Senior Advisor for the Office of Strategic Partnership, WFP

4.00 PM - 5.30 PM


PARALLEL SESSION 2B:

Breaking the barriers curtailing progress towards attaining the goal of Ending Hunger –

Session Moderator: Dr. Namukolo Covic; A4NH/IFPRI

  • Introduction and contextualizing the session - Moderator

  • Keynote Address: Dr. Bing Zhao, WFP Director for Food Systems Coordination

Moderated Panel Discussions:

Panelists:

  • Ms. Bibi Giyose, Head of Nutrition, AUDA-NEPAD

  • Ms. Magdalena Moshi, WFP LO & Christian Buani, CERFAM

  • Dr. Dia Sanou, FAO-SFE

  • Bho Mudyahoto, HarvestPlus-Alliance Bioversity-CIAT:

  • Dr. Maryse Umugwaneza, University of Rwanda

  • Dr. Chris Toe- Senior Advisor for the Office of Strategic Partnership, WFP

6.00 PM - 7.00 PM

SIDE EVENT SESSION 1

SIDE EVENT 1: FAO/AUDA: Smart Policy Instruments


25th November, 2020 [Day Two]

1.00 PM - 5.00 PM

1.00 PM - 2.00 PM

SIDE EVENT 2: The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD: Strengthening Rural Decent Jobs in Africa.

SIDE EVENT 3: AGRA-BEAT: Strengthening Agricultural Policy Practice in Africa (SAPPA)

2.00 PM - 3.30 PM

PLENARY SESSION 3A: STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITIES, PARTNERSHIPS, MUTUAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING

Session Moderator: Leonard Mizzi, Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, European Commission

Setting the stage: Use of Evidence to Inform Agricultural Policy Decisions: What have we Learned from Experience in Africa? Chris Delgado, World Bank

Keynote Address: The Biennial Review Use - Dr John Ulimwengu, ReSAKSS and Robert Ouma, Regional Director, Policy LINK.

Moderated Panel Discussion

Panelists:

  • Hon. Gérardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

  • Samuel Benin, Acting Director, Africa Regional Office, IFPRI,

  • Sara Mbago-Bhunu, Director, East and Southern Africa Division, IFAD

  • Apollos Nwafor, Vice President, Policy and State Capability, AGRA

  • Mansoor Ahmad, Team Lead | Africa Agri-business Impact Investment & Regional Food Trade, DFID

3.30 PM - 5.00 PM

PARALLEL TECHNICAL DISCUSSION SESSIONS

3.30 PM - 5.00 PM

PARALLEL SESSION 3B: Unlocking the potential of AfCFTA Towards Tripling Intra-African Trade in Agricultural Commodities and Services

Session Moderator: Azeb Fissha Mekonnen, Agriculture Specialist, World Bank

Keynote Address: Progress made so far in achieving the Malabo Commitment on Tripling Intra-African Trade in Agricultural Commodities and Services based on the 2nd Biennial Review Report’: Dr Ismael Fofana, Director, Capacity and Deployment, AKADEMIYA2063 and Dr Sunday Odjo, Deputy Director, Knowledge Systems, AKADEMIYA2063

A Study Presentation: Priority Regional Value Chains for Standards Harmonization in support of the AfCFTA Implementation Dr. Hermogene Nsengimana SG ARSO

Moderated Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Jean Senahoun, Senior Economist, FAO Reginal Office for Africa

  • Edwini Kessie, Director of the Agriculture and Commodities Division, WTO

  • Atsuko Toda, Director, Agriculture, Finance and Rural Development, AFDB

  • Sean Woolfrey, Policy Officer, Economic and Agricultural Transformation Programme (ECDPM)

  • Martin Norman, Senior Private Sector Specialist, World Bank

3.30 PM - 5.00 PM

PARALLEL SESSION 3C: Strengthening the Resilience of Farming Systems and Livelihoods’

Setting the Stage: Africa’s Climate Business Plan – Advancing the Food Security Agenda: Kanta Kumari Rigaud and Ademola Braimoh, World Bank

Keynote Presentation:

Moderated Panel Discussion

Session Moderator: Faustine Wabwire, Senior Program Officer, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Hon. Amie Fabureh, Minister of Agriculture of The Gambia

  • Jerry Glover, Deputy Director, Center for Agriculture-led Growth, USAID

  • Odd Eirik Arnesen, Senior Adviser, Department for Climate, Energy, Environment, NORAD

  • Irene Annor-Frempong, Director, Research and Innovation, Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa

  • Geeta Sethi, World Bank, Adviser, World Bank

5.00 PM - 5.10 PM

HEALTH BREAK

5.10 PM - 6.10 PM

SESSION 6: CLOSING CEREMONY

Session Moderator: Prof Mandi Rukuni

  • Parallel Session Feedback - short highlights

  • Reading Communique

  • Official Closing

16th CAADP PP Overall Process Facilitator: Douglas Ouma, Consultant, Policy LINK