Breakout Session Tracks

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Track 1: Reducing Systemic Risks


Track 2: Improving Health, Nutrition and Access to Clean Water

Track 3: Increasing Inclusion in Commercial Markets

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Monday, October 14, 2019

8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks & Introduction

Speakers: Mme. Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye (Minister of Fisheries, Senegal) and Anita Campion (Connexus)

Location: Plenary

9:00 AM

Keynote - Applying a Systems Approach to Agricultural Development

Speaker:  Larry Cooley (MSI)

10:00 AM

Coffee Break & Networking

10:15 AM

Tracking Systemic Change for Women and Youth: The Case of Uganda

Speakers: Jen Peterson, Robert Katende, Scheller Hinkle (Tetra Tech)

Location: TBD

11:45 AM

Lunch & Networking 

2:30 PM

Coffee Break & Networking

2:45 PM

Rain Index Insurance as a Risk Reduction Strategy in Senegal

Speakers: Serigne Diop, Elhadji Abdou Gueye, & Christophe Poublanc (RTI International)

Location: TBD

TAWA in Tajikistan: Creating A Culture of Collaborative Learning and Adapting from Farm to Fork

Speakers: Nargis Ibragimova, Matluba Umarova & Sumia Cassidy (Chemonics)

Location: TBD

Bridging the Rural/Urban Gap: How Inclusive Business Models Can Feed Cities Sustainably

Speakers: Charlotte Flechet (Rikolto), Dr. Christie Chege (CIAT), Mamdou Ciss (APROVAG)

Location: TBD

4:15 PM

Coffee Break & Networking

4:30 PM

Speed Networking

Participants will be divided according to technical backgrounds, including Nutrition, Water, Health, Agriculture, Enterprise and Finance; allowing a chance to meet and ask questions across traditional technical silos.

Location: Plenary

5:30 PM

Day 1 Wrap-Up

Speaker: Melissa Matlock (Connexus)
Location: Plenary

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

Speaker: Laura Smith  (Connexus)

Location: Plenary

9:00 AM

Public, Private and Civil Society Roles in Improving Food Security

Facilitator: Pape Sene, Senegalese Nutrition-led Agricultural Specialist

Panelists: Mr. Abdoulay Ka, Coordinator of the Prime Minister’s Nutrition Intervention, Mr. Pierre Ndiaye (Mamelle Jaboot), Mr. Abdou Diouf, (Nutrition and Food Security Platform), and Karl Rosenberg (Feed the Future Senegal-Kawolor)

Location: Plenary

10:00 AM

Coffee Break & Networking

10:15 AM

Using Mobile Technology to Strengthen Pastoralists’ Resilience in Mali

Speakers: Catherine Le Come (SNV), Amidi Ag Alwaly (TASSAGHT), Hamidou Togo (Ministry of Communications and Digital Technology), Alexander Orenstein (Hoefsloot Spatial Solutions), Aicha Touré (Orange Mali)

Location: TBD

Achieving Nutrition Outcomes through a Market Systems Approach: Lessons Learned from SELEVER in Burkina Faso

Speakers: Romain Kenfack, Djibril Compaoré & Line Kabore (Tanager International)

Location: TBD

Exploring Sustained and Effective Female and Youth Participation in Nigerian Agriculture

Speakers: Caryl Merten, Ilisa Gertner, Dr. Paul MacNamara, Aliyu Samaila (Chemonics International)

Location: TBD

11:45 AM

Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM

Reducing Systemic Risk through Blended Finance and Market Systems Development: Models from West Africa

Speaker: Heather Bateman (ACDI/VOCA), Romain Kenfack (Tanager) & Zubeiru Salifu (AV Ventures)

Location: TBD

The CREATE! Way: Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for Clean Water, Nutrition and Health

Speakers: Natalie Deehan-Clark, Omar Ndiaye Seck & Ndege Fatou Thiam (CREATE)

Location: TBD

For Each According to their Ability: Meeting Farmers’ Finance Needs through Inclusive, Diversified Services

Speakers: Paul Diouf, marc bavois & Nadege Gbaguidi (CRS), Anushka Ratnayake (myAgro), Abdoul Aziz Sar (CNCAS)

Location: TBD

2:30 PM

Coffee Break & Networking

2:45 PM

Mitigating the Risk of Lending to Agricultural Producers through Adaptive Loan Methodologies

Speaker: Jean Thiboutot (World Council of Credit Unions)

Location: TBD

Nuestra Escuela: From Abandoned Lots to Lessons in Health

Speakers: Ana Yris Guzmán  & Samuel Morales (Nuestra Escuela)

Location: TBD

Incorporating Onion Subsistence Farmers into Commercial Markets Using an Integrated Approach

Speakers: Idrissa Ba, Dada Gueye, Khary Cisse (ICCO Cooperation)

Location: TBD

4:15 PM

Coffee Break & Networking

4:30 PM

Leveraging Finance, for Better Health, Nutrition, and Market Outcomes 

Facilitator: Shaun  Ferris (CRS)

Panelists: Paul Diouf,  Felicien Randriamanantenasoa , and Amy Davis (CRS)

Location: Plenary

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Todd Crosby  (Connexus)

Location: Plenary

This conference is organized by Connexus Corporation