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Sahel at 10 Virtual Conference: Zero Hunger - Africa’s Private Sector Driving Innovation & Growth

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Schedule

· Stage
Welcome Remarks, Setting the Tone: ‘’Transforming Africa’s Agriculture and Nutrition Landscape: The Journey so Far’’, and Keynote Address: “Creating an Enabling Ecosystem for Africa to Nourish the World”
· Sessions
Agricultural Development & Economic Transformation: Global Eye View
Christopher Brett
· Sessions
The Impact of Big Data on the Food Ecosystem
Jessica Fanzo Simon Winter Dr. Daniel Asare-Kyei
· Sessions
Leveraging Technology & Innovation to Leapfrog
OLUGBENGA OGUNMOYELA Mark Nelson Maneshree Jugmohan-Naidu
· Sessions
Nourishing Africa: Building Ecosystems of Support for Africa’s SMEs
Lesego Holzapfel Chidinma Lawanson Sunday Silungwe C.D. Glin Olagoke Balogun
· Sessions
Women in Agriculture
Betty Kibaara Elohor Mercy Diebiru-Ojo Vicki Wilde Carla Dominique Denizard
· Sessions
Africa’s Rebirth: The Role of Agriculture in Economic Transformation
Sami Khan Uche Orji Atsuko Toda Kees Verbeek
· Stage
Food Entrepreneurs in Africa: Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses ‘’Food Entrepreneurs in Africa: Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses’’
Lawrence  Haddad
· Stage
Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks
· Networking
Networking Event – Platform Open

Speakers

Sami Khan

Director: Strategy Food & Agribusiness, CDC Group plc

Agnes Kalibata

President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Uche Orji

CEO/MD, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Atsuko Toda

Director, Agricultural Finance & Rural Development, African Development Bank

Christopher Brett

Lead Agribusiness Specialist, World Bank

Lesego Holzapfel

Founder and CEO, Bokamoso Impact Investments

Betty Kibaara

Director, Food Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

OLUGBENGA OGUNMOYELA

Lead Consultant, Glytabs Consulting Limited

Jessica Fanzo

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Sunday Silungwe

Co-Founder and Director of Marketing, Good Nature Agro

Chidinma Lawanson

Country Manager Nigeria, Mastercard Foundation

Elohor Mercy Diebiru-Ojo

Assistant Specialist, Cassava Seeds Systems, IITA

Carla Dominique Denizard

Regional Leader for West Africa, World Vision International

Dr. Daniel Asare-Kyei

CEO, Esoko

Kees Verbeek

Chief Representative Officer, Rabobank Kenya

Simon Winter

Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Maneshree Jugmohan-Naidu

Director: Biotechnology, South African Department of Science and Innovation

Mark Nelson

Managing Director, Context Global Development

Olagoke Balogun

CEO, So Fresh Nigeria

Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

C.D. Glin

President and CEO, U.S African Development Foundation

Vicki Wilde

Senior Program Officer, Agricultural Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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