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Wednesday, October 15 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Creating Future Leaders: BIFAD and Feed the Future Dialogue on Human and Institutional Capacity Development

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The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) in coordination with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), would like to invite you to an interactive, two-hour session moderated by World Food Prize Laureate Gebisa Ejeta on the future role of capacity building and higher education in agricultural development.

This Borlaug Dialogue side event will take place on Wednesday, October 15, from 10:30am-12:30pm CDT in the Cedar Rapids Room on the 3rd floor of the Downtown Des Moines Marriott. 

In November 2014, USAID and BIFAD in coordination with APLU will launch a global e-consultation that will include multiple formats of engagement over a period of two weeks. 

The e-consultation will invite feedback from an international audience on recently published reports on capacity development and higher education in agricultural development:

  • African Higher Education: Opportunities for Transformative Change for Sustainable Development
  • Good Practices in Leveraging Long-term Training for Institutional Capacity Strengthening
  • BIFAD Review of Strategic Human and Institutional Capacity Development Issues and the Role of USAID and Title XII under the Feed the Future Programs 

In this interactive session, we invite your feedback on report recommendations and your unique perspectives on how capacity development and higher education could evolve to meet the needs of agricultural development in 2020 and beyond. The USAID/BIFAD/APLU side event will feature brief presentations on report recommendations by report authors followed by a discussion panel and audience engagement.

10:30-10:45am - Introduction of Session and welcome
Brady Deaton, BIFAD Chair, Moderator - Welcome
Gebisa Ejeta, World Food Prize Laureate and BIFAD member - Introduction of session issues
Richard Greene, USAID/BFS Sr. Deputy Assistant Administrator - USAID Feed the Future initiatives in HICD
Tag Demment, APLU VP of International Programs - APLU introduction

10:45-11:15am - Brief Overview of Reports from the Report Authors:
Victor Lechtenberg, Purdue University - BIFAD HICD Study
Andrew Gilboy, Associates for Global Change - Good Practices in Leveraging Long-term Training Study
Anne Claire Hervy, APLU - African Higher Education Study

11:15-11:45am - Response to Presentations and Innovative Ideas
Greg Traxler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Gates experience with HICD programs
Ruth Oniango, Kenyan Agriculture Leader - Perspective on HICD studies
David Bathrick, Retired USAID Agricultural Development Officer - HICD Needs and Reflections

11:45-12:15am - Discussion

12:15-12:30pm - Preview of BIFAD/USAID/APLU e-consultation
Caitlin Nordehn, Cultural Practice

12:30pm - Session Closing
Gebisa Ejeta, World Food Prize Laureate and BIFAD member


Wednesday October 15, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Cedar Rapids Room Downtown Des Moines Marriott (3rd Floor)

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