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CTA Events Newsletter - February 2019
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 participates.

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.

We welcome your feedback on this newsletter (e-mail cta@cta.int).

Events organised or
co-organised by CTA

MUIIS Project concluding workshop

Kampala, Uganda

Tuesday 12 February - Friday 15 February 2019

The Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Service (MUIIS) runs from September 2015 to February 2019, in Uganda. The seed fund for the project comes from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) through the G4AW Facility of Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) with contribution from other partners.


https://www.cta.int/en/project/market-led,-user-owned-ict4ag-enabled-information-services-muiis-to-improve-farmer-self-reliance-sid0507cc3a3-4f53-404e-88e0-a6a8f7eaad3e

General assembly meeting of the ICON project

Dakar, Senegal

Tuesday 12 February - Friday 15 February 2019

The General assembly meeting of the Innovative Cooperative on Nutrition (ICON) gathers all its 16 Ashoka fellows members, in Dakar, Senegal to review all the activities carried out since its last meeting in March 2018 in Ouagadougou, Burkina and validate the action plan for the next 12 months.


https://www.cta.int/en/project/innovative-cooperative-for-optimal-nutrition-in-africa-icon-sid0f17cfbc7-1ae4-471d-9087-cf19918504ba

Europeaid Infopoint session: Trends and opportunities in regional trade in Africa - Sharing findings of the Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM)

Rue de la Loi 43, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Monday 18 February 2019

Trade is an important avenue through which countries transform their economies and raise standards of living. For African countries, trade in agricultural products offers great potential to boost incomes for farmers, processors and other agricultural value chain actors. 

The 2018 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM), the first in a series of annual reports assesses long-term and emerging trends and drivers of Africa’s global, intra-Africa, and intra-regional economic community trade in agricultural products. It examines Africa’s recent performance in different markets and identifies changes in the composition and direction of trade.


http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getfile/collection/p15738coll2/id/132819/filename/133030.pdf

Brussels Briefing 54: "Sustainable agriculture: Where are we on SDGs implementation?"

Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Brussels Briefing 54 discusses the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, examining the status of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the progress made with respect to Zero Hunger (SDG 2) on agriculture, food security and nutrition in ACP countries.  

In particular, the Briefing features an exchange of views and experiences on: 

  • the policies, practices and partnerships that have been successful in driving the goal of SDG 2, with a focus on landmark developments at local, national and regional levels; 
  • the achievements and best experiences in developing partnerships for SDG 2 implementation; 
  • the next steps on SDG 2 delivery. 

Lessons are be to shared from both the ACP and EU, with a discussion of the factors for success, their replicability, and potential for upscaling.


http://brusselsbriefings.net/next-briefing/54-sustainable-agriculture-and-sdgs-implementation/

Events attended by CTA staff


EXCOM2019 - The International Cooperation Expo

Via Ugo Tiberio, 368, 00148 Roma RM, Italy

Wednesday 15 May - Friday 17 May 2019

The success of business in development cooperation passes through sustainability: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as opportunities for the private sector. EXCO2019 is the first and only global expo dedicated to the innovative solutions provided by the actors of development cooperation: national and international agencies, governments, financial institutions, civil society and in particular, the private sector.


http://www.exco2019.com
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