PIM at the GCARD3 Global Event

The GCARD3 Global Event held in South Africa during 5-8th April 2016, a culmination of the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (process taking place in 2015-2016), brings together agricultural scientists and development practitioners to set new research and investment priorities for the global agri-food science community. GCARD3 is jointly implemented by GFAR (the Global Forum on Agricultural Research) and CGIAR with support from partners and stakeholders from around the globe. See the video below to learn more about GCARD3 and read the press-release.

PIM/IFPRI delegation is participating in the following sessions at the GCARD3 Global Event:

Pre-event on Monday, April 4 | 11:30 am—5:00 pm | Candlewood Room, Birchwood Hotel

Side event: Technical support for Africa’s science and technology agenda: A partners meeting

This side event will provide an overview of ongoing work to support reinvestment in agricultural science in Africa supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). Organizers also will receive feedback from the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), African research partners, and CGIAR partners to identify opportunities for collaboration and strategy and explore how this work can best support CAADP and CGIAR shared research priorities under the Malabo Declaration goals and targets.

Day 2, Wednesday, April 6 | 11:30am—12:30pm

Session: The challenge: Agricultural research contributing to achieve the SDGs

PIM/IFPRI speakers: Nienke Beintema and Gert-Jan Stads
Presentation title: Assessing investments at national and regional level agricultural research systems and their impacts

Day 2, Wednesday, April 6 | 3:00pm—4:00pm

Session: Creating enabling policy environment and ensuring adequate feedback to policy makers

PIM speaker: Karen Brooks
Presentation title: Creating enabling policy environment and ensuring adequate feedback to policy makers

Session: Strategies and solutions for keeping science future focused

PIM/IFPRI speaker: Keith Wiebe
Presentation title: Foresight modeling to inform decision making for agricultural development and food security

PIM/IFPRI speaker: David Spielman
Presentation title: Science, food, and society: Charting out the future role of science policy in developing-country agriculture

Day 4, Friday, April 8 | 09:45am—10:45am

Session: Delivery: Demonstrating integrated impacts at national level

PIM/IFPRI speaker: Jawoo Koo
Presentation title: Translational agriculture: sharing data and knowledge, reflecting the need to accelerate innovation and impact

Featured image: GCARD3 Global Event begins today in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Liya Dejene