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2nd Raising Awareness Event of the LEAP4FNSSA Project

May 19, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

2nd Raising Awareness Event of the LEAP4FNSSA Project

Drivers and Dynamics of Creating an Enabling Environment for the FNSSA Platform

Ensuring an efficient intermediation between farmers, researchers and decision makers is a priority in Europe and Africa.
Establishing a network and a collaboration mechanism between diverse stakeholders (Institutions, Private Sector, and funders) from two continents demands tailoring the FNSSA platform to go beyond the particular strengths and needs of each group, in order to identify the intersections between all these needs, how the various strengths can be connected to create synergies, etc.

The event will tackle the following issues:

  • The added value of the proposed bi-continental IRC platform
  • The EU AU FNSSA R&I Partnership a “Game Changer”- Moving out from the usual “aid paradigm” to a real “partnership” between the two continents.

Norhan El Dallal – Project Manager, Egypt EU Cooperation Unit, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt

Session 1: The Added value of the proposed FNSSA bi-continental IRC platform: Building on existing initiatives

  • Carlo SansivieroLEAP4FNSSA Communication Officer – CIHEAM-IAMB (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies)
  • Philippe PetithugueninLEAP4FNSSA Coordination: Deputy Director General in charge of Research and Strategy- CIRAD (The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development)
  • Marino CavalloHead of the Service Research, Innovation and European Projects of the Metropolitan City of Bologna
  • Jonas MugabeLead Specialist Research, Policy and Investment (RPIn) – FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa)

Session 2: The FNSSA R&I Partnership a “Game Changer”- Moving out from the usual “aid paradigm” to a real “partnership”

  • Ade FreemanRegional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Africa
  • Barbaros CorekogluStrategic Relationships Manager, EIT Food
  • Amr SabahyGeneral Manager, SEKEM Agriculture
  • Edith van EwijkPost doc researcher, University of Amsterdam

The webinar will be held online on Wednesday 19th May 2021 | 10:30 am – 14:00 pm CET.

Read/download the agenda [.pdf | 508 KB]

In case you missed it, here is the recorded video of the online event | via our YouTube channel.


May 19, 2021
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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