Thursday May 15, 2014

Thursday May 15 | Friday May 16 | Saturday May 17
SIDE EVENTS AND KNOWLEDGE FAIR 08.30-16.00
Lalibela 3a, 3b, 3c, Awash
INAUGURAL SESSION 17.00-20.00
Lalibela 1 and 2

OPENING

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Conference Director: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative and Chief of Staff, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

17.00-17.05

WELCOME REMARKS

Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

17.05-17.10

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Kanayo Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Italy


Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Italy

Fawzi Al-Sultan, Chair, Board of Trustees, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Kuwait

17.10-17.40

INAUGURAL ADDRESS

Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

17.40-18.10

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

H.E. John Kufuor, Former President, Republic of Ghana, (video message)

Tefera Deribew, Minister of Agriculture, Ethiopia

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, USA (video message)

David Nabarro, United Nations Secretary General Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition, Switzerland, (video message)

Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, The Global Environment Facility (GEF), USA

Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Natural Resources, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Italy

Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA (video message)

Lystra N. Antoine, Global Director, Sustainable Agriculture Development, DuPont Pioneer, USA

18.10-19.00

PANEL: INVESTING IN RESILIENCE FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY

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Chair: Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University and Chair, High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security (HLPE), USA


Perspectives:

Tom Beck, Director, Resilience Secretariat, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA

Newai Gebre-ab, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and Executive Director of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Ethiopia

Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya

Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

Discussion

19.00-20.00
RECEPTION 20.00-22.00
Lalibela Patio