The conversation will address the roles of individual stakeholders, partnerships and leadership in building an inclusive agricultural transformation across the continent. The webinar will also define the role of public sector commitment in transforming the agriculture sector, with notable examples from successes in Rwanda. Similarly, the critical position of private sector participation shall be highlighted as supported by the transformative role of this group in uplifting Ghana's food systems.
This session is moderated by Carol Jenkins, Office Director for the Center for Agriculture-Led Growth in USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS), and will feature special opening remarks from Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit.
Dr. Agnes Kalibata is the President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), where she leads the organization’s efforts with partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable... more
Jean Claude U. MUNYANGABO, is the Chief Executive Officer of BK TecHouse since October 2018. Jean Claude has accumulated 15 years of experience in the Telecommunication and Technology Business. Prior to joining BK TecHouse, Jean... more
Dr. Rose Omari is a Senior Research Scientist at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-STEPRI), Ghana. She is a multidisciplinary researcher with experience in... more
Kwame A. Boateng is the founder and CEO of Sahel Grains Ltd., based in Techiman, Ghana. Sahel Grains is a vertically integrated integrated value chain provider with upstream operations in farm mechanization and downstream... more
François Nsengiyumva is the CEO of KILIMO GENERAL BBUSINESS (KGB) Limited, a professional seed company and actual Chairperson of the Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock in Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF). He is an... more
Mr. Patrice Hakizimana joined USAID/Rwanda in December 2012 as Agriculture and Rural Development Specialist. He is a MSc holder in Agriculture and Biology Engineering from Catholic University of Louvain (UCL/Belgium). He has... more
Carol Jenkins is the Office Director for the Center for Agriculture-Led Growth in USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS). As a career member of the United States Foreign Service with more than 20 years... more