2nd Raising Awareness Event of the LEAP4FNSSA Project
May 19, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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.
Moderator Norhan El Dallal – Project Manager, Egypt EU Cooperation Unit, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt
Speakers Session 1: The Added value of the proposed FNSSA bi-continental IRC platform: Building on existing initiatives
Carlo Sansiviero – LEAP4FNSSA Communication Officer – CIHEAM-IAMB (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies)
Philippe Petithuguenin – LEAP4FNSSA Coordination: Deputy Director General in charge of Research and Strategy- CIRAD (The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development)
Marino Cavallo – Head of the Service Research, Innovation and European Projects of the Metropolitan City of Bologna
Jonas Mugabe – Lead 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 Freeman – Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Africa
Barbaros Corekoglu – Strategic Relationships Manager, EIT Food
Amr Sabahy – General Manager, SEKEM Agriculture
Edith van Ewijk – Post doc researcher, University of Amsterdam
The webinar will be held online on Wednesday 19th May 2021 | 10:30 am – 14:00 pm CET.