SDC flagship project end line report 2020

22 July 2020, 15:00-17:00 hrs (East Africa Time)  


a.  Share the highlights from the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA)

b.  Share the approach and impact of Flagship Initiative on the food security, nutrition and incomes of smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe 

c.  Share lessons learned and key implications from the Flagship Initiative.  


Time  (East Africa time ) Activity Presenter
15:00-15:05 Introductions

Setting the scene – Introduction of speakers

/ PABRA Highlights

Boaz Waswa, Soil Scientist

Patricia Onyango, Communications Specialist

15:05-15:15 Background of PABRA Flagship Initiative Rowland Chirwa
Southern Africa Bean Research Network (SABRN) Coordinator
15:15-15:20 Opening remarks from SDC Representative Katharina Jenny
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – Senior Thematic Advisor Rural Development
Eastern and Southern Africa Division
15:20-15:25 Opening  remarks from DR&SS Dumisani Kutywayo
Director, Crops Research Division, Department of Research and Specialist Services (DR&SS), Zimbabwe
15:25-15:45 Experiences and results from the Flagship Initiative (2015-2020) Shylet Tsekenedza
Bean Programme Leader
and SABRN Chairperson
15:45-16:15 Experiences from two development partners Patience Mukweza
Cairns Food Ltd

Nelson Munyaka
Zimbabwe Super Seeds

16:15-16:35 Impact Assessment findings – Zimbabwe Enid Katungi
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT / PABRA Impact Assessment
16:35-16:55 Q&A
16:55-17:00 Key remarks from CCARDESA – Subregional organization  Southern Africa Simon Mwale
Executive Director (Ag) – Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA)
17:00-17:05 Reflections from GAC Kelly Thompson
First Secretary, Pan-Africa and Regional Development
High Commission of Canada –Kenya
17:05-17:10 Reflections from SDC Peter Bieler
SDC – Head Eastern and Southern Africa Division
17:10-17:15 Vote of thanks Joe Tohme
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT – Crops for Nutrition and Health Research Area Director



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