CTA Events Newsletter - October 2018
Upcoming events organised by CTA

This newsletter provides information on forthcoming events that CTA is involved in, either as an organiser or co-organiser, or in which CTA staff will participate.

Please note that the dates and locations of the events are provided to the best of our knowledge as at the date of the newsletter, but may change.

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Events organised or
co-organised by CTA

Papua New Guinea Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2018

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Tuesday 2 October - Wednesday 3 October 2018

A two-day workshop under the theme of " Policy Setting for Improved Linkages Between Agriculture, Trade and Tourism: Strengthening the Local Agrifood sector and Promoting Healthy Food in Papua New Guinea" takes place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, from 2-3 October 2018.

Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018: Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the region


Monday 8 October - Friday 12 October 2018

The Government of Barbados hosts the 15th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) under the theme: “Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018: Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the region”. This regional event provides a forum for Ministers of Agriculture, planners, regional organisations and other key agricultural stakeholders in the public and private sectors of the Region, to meet to discuss major issues affecting the agricultural sector in the region.

Catalysing actionable knowledge to enhance next-generation ACP agribusiness through digitalisation

Wageningen, Netherlands

Tuesday 16 October - Friday 19 October 2018

For the past eight years, CTA and its partners have implemented various projects and other activities designed to improve and enhance agribusiness and value chain performance in ACP countries through the application of information and communication technologies and digitalisation more generally. To inform future and ongoing investment in this area, CTA is convening an "experience capitalisation" activity as part of a series of processes, working with partners and experts to take stock of the key insights and synthesise lessons from what really works for next-generation ACP agriculture and rural development practice and policies.

International Data Week 2018 : “Data collection in Africa: State of the art, challenges and solutions”

Gaborone, Botswana

Monday 5 November - Friday 9 November 2018

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) holds its plenary meetings every six months at different locations around the world. Built around the RDA Working and Interest Group meetings the sessions are designed to consolidate the RDA’s work and that of its interest groups in building social and technological bridges towards open data sharing. This plenary meeting is held during the International Data Week 2018 in Botswana. Each day of the meeting features an inspiring and engaging range of activities.

4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference & Exhibition

8001, Cape Town, South Africa

Thursday 8 November - Friday 9 November 2018

In its 4th edition, the annual AWIEF Conference, Exhibition and Awards - Africa's #1 female entrepreneurship event - has become a highly anticipated two-day event that brings together the best and most relevant minds, the major and minor players in the African entrepreneurship ecosystem with the aim of addressing Africa's economic development challenges with women as catalysts.

Events attended by CTA staff

3rd PACA Partnership Platform Meeting

Dakar, Senegal

Tuesday 2 October - Thursday 4 October 2018

The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) is holding its partnership platform meeting (PPM). The 3rd PPM comes at a critical period when the continent and the international community are advocating for increased food safety measures to protect human lives and increase intra-Africa and international trade of agricultural commodities.

Social Good Summit Geneva 2018

Geneva, Switzerland

Tuesday 23 October 2018

The Social Good Summit Geneva is an initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Geneva office that brings together high-level decision makers to forge partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CTA organises an AgriTech and Food safety session during the summit.

FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the SDGs

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Wednesday 21 November - Friday 23 November 2018

The world is facing unprecedented global challenges that affect the sustainability of food and agriculture systems, and thus the livelihoods of millions of family farmers worldwide. These challenges pose serious threats to achieving the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger. More food will be needed to feed a growing population and, in order to meet sustainability goals, the bulk of this increase must come from family farming.
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