SDC flagship project end line report, 2020 

 20 July 2020, 15:00–17:00 hrs (East Africa Time)


a.  Share the highlights of 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 Burundi 

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


Time  (East Africa Time) Activity Presenter
1500-15:05 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 Jean-Claude Rubyogo
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Bean Programme Leader /
PABRA Director
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 ISABU Ir Dieudonné Nahimana
Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU) Director General 
15:25-15:45 Experiences and results from the Flagship Initiative
Eric Nduwarugira
Head of Burundi Bean Programme /
Eastern and Central Africa Bean Research Network (ECABREN) Chairperson
15:45-16:15 Experiences from two development partners Bertin Nduwayo
Project Coordinator – World Vision International Burundi

Christella Ndayishimiye
Bean Processor – Totahara Ltd

16:15 -16:35 Impact Assessment findings – Burundi Enid Katungi
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT / PABRA Impact Assessment
16:35-16:55 Q&A
16:55-17:00 Key remarks from ASARECA – Subregional organization  Eastern and Central  Africa Jean Jacques Mbonigaba
Executive Director – Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
17:00-17:05 Reflections from Global Affairs Canada 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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