Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

MAKING RURAL INNOVATION WORK: Strengthening dynamic learning network

Farewell Seminar Jon Daane, January 2011, Wageningen

Strengthening dynamic learning networks

On 26 January 2011, a farewell seminar was organised on the retirement of ICRA's former director Jon Daane.
Key Speakers were: Dr Monty Jones (FARA), Philippe Petithuguenin (EIARD), Prof Agnes Mwang’ombe (University of Nairobi), and Prof Rigobert Tossou (Université Abomey-Calavi). The key speakers were introduced by Dr Christine Onyango (ICRA Board, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology), who also led the discussion, and Dr Nour Sellamna (ICRA).
The seminar was visited by well over 90 people.

Presentations of key speakers

Presentation Dr Monty Jones (pdf, 570K) - Executive Director, FARA; Chair, GFAR:
Innovation systems & learning networks: Linking global & local challenges; Need for capacity strengthening.
Presentation Philippe Petithuguenin (pdf, 291K) - EIARD Executitve Secretary:
The European ARD Area: EIARD point of view on present state and trends.
Presentation Prof. Agnes Mwang'ombe (pdf, 157K) - Principal College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi:
Embracing new ways of improving the developmental impact of agricultural research: An African perspective.
Presentation Prof. C. R. Tossou (pdf, 1130K) - FSA, Université Abomey-Calavi, Benin:
Enhancing Sustainable Innovation Systems through dynamic Multi-Stakeholders Platforms in Benin

Farewell lecture and address presented by Jon Daane

Strengthening the “invisible hand” in rural innovation (pdf, 353K)

Seminar Invitation card (pdf, 809K)

Seminar programme (pdf, 429K)

Dr Monty Jones, FARAPhilippe Petithuguenin, EIARDProf Agnes Mwang'ombe, University of NairobiProf. C. Rigobert Tossou, Université Abomey-Calavi
Dr Jon Daane, departing director ICRA
Dr Christine A. Onyango, Jomo Kenyatta University

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