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Strengthening the role of African researchers in the Europe-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on FNSSA | webinar

November 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strengthening the role of African researchers in the Europe-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on FNSSA | webinar

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the Long-term Europe-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) project represented by Wageningen University and Research (WUR) invite you to participate in the Webinar – Strengthen the participation of African researchers in the Europe–Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food, Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA).

Speakers & topics

The webinar will be moderated by Dr Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director Strategic Partnerships at the National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa and it will host Dr. Florence Nakayiwa, Deputy Executive Secretary PRMM RUFORUM and Jennie van der Mheen-Sluijer, Manager International Cooperation Africa WUR.
[Update: read/download welcoming remarks (.pptx | 2,4 MB)]

Ms. Nienke Buisman Head of Unit International Cooperation European Commission Directorate – General for Research and Innovation.
Background to the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership in FNSSA.

Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).
The importance of the AU-EU Research and Innovation Partnership in FNSSA to the African research community.
[Update: read/download the presentation (.pdf | 813 KB)]

Dr. Philippe Petithuguenin, CIRAD and coordinator of LEAP4FNSSA.
The ‘Platform’ for the efficient and coherent implementation of the AU-EU Research and Innovation Partnership to be developed by LEAP4FNSSA; Role of the African research community.
[Update: Read/download the presentation [.pptx | 4,6 MB]

[Update: Read/download the conclusions (.pptx | 285 KB)]

Objectives of the webinar

  1. Share information on the AU-EU Research and Innovation Partnership in Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA),
  2. Share information on the ‘Platform’ for the efficient and coherent implementation of the AU-EU Research and Innovation Partnership to be developed by LEAP4FNSSA
  3. Discuss the opportunities of such a ‘Platform’ for African researchers and their institutions, and
  4. Solicit the views of the African researchers and their institutions on how they could effectively and efficiently contribute to such a Platform. Special attention will be paid to reach out to female researchers, who make up just 30% of Africa’s researchers.

Register here!

Download the flyer [.pdf | 1,7 MB]
Read/download the concept note: English.

[Update: you can watch the recorded webinar in this page or in RUFORUM YouTube channel.

Details

Date:
November 18, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizers

LEAP4FNSSA
RUFORUM