Program

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Day 1: March 5, Tuesday

8:00 to 8:30:  Registration 

8:30 to 9:40: Opening session

  • Moderator: Mywish Maredia
  • Welcome, introductions, and brief overview (Mywish Maredia)
  • Setting the stage: The broader development context, the Global Food Security Act, Global Food Security Strategy, why food security policy matters, and USAID’s vision of how FSP contributes to the policy change agenda (Jennifer Mack)
  • Synthesis of FSP Achievements and Lessons Learned – Synthesis Report 1 and corresponding policy brief (Danielle Resnick)
  • Q&A

9:40 to 10:00: Coffee break 

10:00 to 11:50: Theme 1
Institutional Architecture, Transformation, and Policy Processes

11:50 to 1:15: Lunch

1:15 to 2:50: Theme 2
Rural and Agrifood Systems in Transforming Economies
 (Synthesis Report 2)

2:50 to 3:10: Coffee break 

3:10 to 5:15: Theme 2
Rural and Agrifood Systems in Transforming Economies (Synthesis Report 2) (cont’d)

 

Day 2: March 6, Wednesday

8:00 to 8:15: Open time for networking

8:15 to 10:00: Theme 3
Capacity Development for Policy Research and Influence (Synthesis Report 3)

10:00 to 10:20: Coffee break

10:20 to 12:00: Theme 4
Agricultural Land Policies, Land Use, and Rural Transformation in Africa (Synthesis Report 4)

12:00 to 1:00: Lunch

1:00 to 3:00: Theme 5
Nutrition and Gender Sensitive Policies

3:00 to 3:20: Coffee break 

3:20 to 5:15: Looking Toward the Future
Policy Research and Capacity for Resilient People, Institutions, and Systems

5:15 to 5:30: Closing comments

Day 3: March 7, Thursday

8:30 to 9:50: USAID nutrition team will meet with selected FSP researchers in Meridian DE

10:00 to 12:00:  What have we learned about agricultural economics and development since the food crisis?  A conversation led by USAID Chief Economist Louise Fox – Meridian DE

  • Panelists: Titus Awokuse, Thom Jayne, Tom Reardon, Danielle Resnick, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick
  • Open to all interested participants of the FSP Reflections Workshop