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CTA Events Newsletter - February 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.

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

Events organised or
co-organised by CTA

Capitalization of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development - Senegal

Dakar, Senegal

Sunday 4 February - Friday 9 February 2018

The “Capitalization of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project aims to facilitate the adoption of an experience capitalization process in rural development initiatives, where it can help improve the analysis, documentation, sharing, and the adoption and use of lessons and good practices – as an approach for continuous learning, improvement and scaling up. Representatives of different organizations, coming from countries as different as Mali and Madagascar, countries met in October 2017 in Dakar, Senegal, for a workshop organized by the project. There, following the same approach tried in other regions, the facilitators helped participants develop the necessary specific skills to start and complete a capitalization process, and to draw lessons by doing it.

The process is continuing with a second workshop, with the same participants, again in Dakar, between the 5th and the 9th of February, 2018. This new training meeting focuses on the steps needed to share the main lessons drawn in each case, and will be followed by a new round of online contact and support between the project staff and all participants.


http://sharedcontent.cta.int/public/event/c829bb0b-38e9-4880-b56e-0e7359e04237/en/event.html

Capitalization of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development - Pacific region

Suva, Fiji

Monday 5 February - Friday 9 February 2018

The “Capitalization of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project is interested in supporting the development of the necessary skills to start and complete a capitalization process in the Pacific region. 

The process starts with a first workshop, planned to take place in Suva, Fiji, and includes representatives of  organizations from Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. This workshop follows the same method and approach being tried in other cases and regions, and will be continued with a follow-up workshop in April 2018. Collaboration between CTA and the different projects is meant to lead to a set of products to be shared with a wider audience.


http://sharedcontent.cta.int/public/event/2972c8f9-dad6-49be-8db8-bb45ec32e692/en/event.html

Agribusiness enterprise development in Uganda

Ishaka, Uganda

Monday 19 February - Friday 23 February 2018

In the context of activities related to agribusiness enterprise development in Uganda in 2017, CTA supports the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) and the Igara Growers Tea Factory (IGTF) in developing systems and good practices which would enable the agribusinesses to operate more effectively and deliver better services to their members.

The objective of the workshop is to help develop the skills needed to describe and analyse a given experience and to document, share and encourage the adoption of lessons and good practices


http://sharedcontent.cta.int/public/event/550865a5-129d-4602-8954-017dd2fc10f1/en/event.html

Cooperative Leadership Training

Kigali, Rwanda

Monday 26 February - Friday 2 March 2018

National training event for the leaders and managers of 100 agricultural cooperatives.


http://sharedcontent.cta.int/public/event/d4cf11eb-e98c-4f8d-862f-c996f6026cda/en/event.html

Fiji Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop (Nadi)

Nadi, Fiji

Wednesday 28 February 2018

The Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop brings together all key stakeholders in the agriculture, tourism, trade and health sectors, including government ministries, agribusinesses, agro-producers, chefs, farmers’ organisations and technical organisations, with the aim of developing further linkages between agriculture, trade and tourism sectors to support local businesses in serving tourism-related markets in the Solomon Islands. The Workshop is organised by the Government of Fiji in collaboration with CTA, the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO).


https://wp.me/P5hll-2A2

Fiji Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop (Suva)

Suva, Fiji

Thursday 1 March 2018

The Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop brings together all key stakeholders in the agriculture, tourism, trade and health sectors, including government ministries, agribusinesses, agro-producers, chefs, farmers’ organisations and technical organisations, with the aim of developing further linkages between agriculture, trade and tourism sectors to support local businesses in serving tourism-related markets in the Solomon Islands. The Workshop is organised by the Government of Fiji in collaboration with CTA, the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO).


https://wp.me/P5hll-2A2

CTA Executive Board Meeting

Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, Netherlands

Thursday 22 March - Friday 23 March 2018

The 32nd CTA Executive Board is meeting at CTA's headquarters in Wageningen, the Netherlands. 

The meeting is being attended by board members Professor Baba Y. Abubakar, Professor Augusto Manuel Correia, Dr Helena Johansson, Professor Faustin R. Kamuzora, Professor Clement K. Sankat and Professor Frederike Praasterink.


http://sharedcontent.cta.int/public/event/71bc9850-620d-4784-b3d5-db081214617f/en/event.html

10th ICT4D Conference - From Innovation to Impact

8025 Great East Road, Lusaka, Zambia

Tuesday 8 May - Thursday 10 May 2018

The 10th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.


https://www.ict4dconference.org/

Events attended by CTA staff


FoodFIRST Conference

Croeselaan 28, 3521 CB Utrecht, Netherlands

Thursday 8 February - Friday 9 February 2018

‘Join-up with African agripreneurs’: The booming urban markets provide business opportunities for those African farmers and agri-food entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) that are able to supply the urban consumers with fresh and healthy food, such as vegetables, fruit, poultry, dairy products and meat. What do they need and want to grab this opportunity? 

The challenge for the Dutch Diamond actors (government, research institutions, business and civil society organisations) is also to see and seize this opportunity, to establish partnerships through which their multiple assets for reinforcing rural-urban linkages and improving the food chain can be deployed in the most effective way. 

Friday 9 February: International conference with agripreneurs and farmers’ organizations; policymakers from government, business, academy and civil society; students, from Africa, the Netherlands, Europe. 


http://www.foodfirst.eu/index.php?a=20180208

FAO Regional Conference for Africa

Khartoum, Sudan

Monday 19 February - Saturday 24 February 2018

The FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC) is held once every two years, in the years in which the FAO General Conference does not meet in regular session. The attendance of the Regional Conference is usually, at Ministers of Agriculture level. Observers from countries outside the Region, international, regional and Arab Organizations, are also invited to the Conference.


http://www.fao.org/africa/arc/en/
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