The seventh edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire from 4th to 8th of September 2017. Under the leadership of H.E. President Alassane Ouattara and the theme of “Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture”, the AGRF 2017 is shaping up as a premier platform to showcase ongoing progress in Africa’s agricultural transformation agenda and to scale up the political, policy, and financial commitments needed to achieve the Malabo Declaration and the global development agenda around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Today is the 3rd day of the the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum and the topic of discussion is focused around Creating Jobs and Promoting Entrepreneurship towards Food Security in the 21st Century.

Venue: Salle de Fetes I, Sofitel Hotel

The panelists for today’s plenary sessions are: 

Moderator (Session 1): Mr. Edwin Macharia, Partner and Regional Director, Africa, Dalberg

Setting The Scene: Mr. Noor Ullah, Global Head of Agriculture, Acumen
Keynote: Dr. Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow of Global Agriculture, Chicago Council

Mr. Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, European Union Commission Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Agriculture, Republic Ghana
Mr. Simeon Ehui, Manager, Agriculture Global Practice for Africa, World Bank
Mr. Jean Louis Billon, Chairman, SIFCA
Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Head, Rural Development and Food Security Division, BMZ

Moderator (Session 2): Ms. Beauty Manake, Chief Executive Officer, Kungo Farms
Keynote: Dr. Joachim von Braun, Professor University of Bonn and Malabo Montpellier Panel Co-chair Panelists:
Ms. Awa Caba, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sooretul
Dr. Dominique Charron, Director, Agriculture and Environment, IDRC
Dr. Mima Nedelcovych, President and Chief Executive Officer, IGD
Mr. Michael Hailu, Director, CTA
Mr. Sambou Coly, Program Manager, Finacial Inclusion, Mastercard Foundation
Ms. Tacko Ndiaye, Senior Officer for Gender, Equality and Rural Development, FAO Africa Region

Watch the Live Stream: Here 


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