GCARD3: participate virtually!

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Plenary sessions programme

NOTE: session times are in local time (South Africa: UTC/GMT +2 hours): check time conversions

TUESDAY 5TH APRIL

18:30-18:35

Introduction from Dr. Shadrack Moephuli, President and CEO, Agricultural Research Centre, the Opening Ceremony MC

18.35-18.40

Dance performance

18:40:18:55

Welcome to South Africa from Mr. Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa

18:55-19:00

Welcome to the GCARD3 delegates from Juan Lucas Restrepo (Chair of the GFAR Steering Committee) and Martin Kropff (Director General, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT))

19:00-19:15

Key Note Address by Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD Agency

19:15-19.30

Key Note Address by Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive FANRPAN

19.30-19.35

Wrap up and invitation to join the ARC Reception

WEDNESDAY 6TH APRIL

08.30-10.30

Plenary session 1 and 2 (Venue: OR Tembo)

Welcome and Program introduction

Report on commitments from GCARD1 and GCARD2, Mark Holderness, GFAR

Reporting from the GCARD3 engagement processes, moderated by Kwesi Atta-Krah, CGIAR

2 Keynote speeches:

Strategic inclusion of youth in national, regional and global agricultural systems, Jim Cano, YPARD and

Experience as a young, emerging, black, female farmer in the transforming agricultural economy in South Africa, Dimakatso Sekhoto (Nono), Makolobane Farmers Enterprises

FRIDAY 8TH APRIL

08.30-09.30

Plenary Session 3

Highlights from Day 1 – Presentation and Crowdsourcing

2 Keynote speeches:

Innovation in a Sustainable Manner: Young Agripreneurs and Reinventing Farming for Europe, Maria Letizia Gardoni, Coldiretti and
Beekeeping as an emerging business in Botswana: and the role of bees in agriculture, Tshepiso Marumo, The Zone for Life (Pty) Ltd.

14.00-15.30

Report back from the Thematic Session Chairs, Chair: Jasper Rees, ARC

15.30-16.00

Coffee break and networking

16.15-17.30

Plenary Session 4: Presenting a draft declaration and discussing the way forward,

Presentation of the Draft GCARD3 Statement by Shadrack Moephuli, ARC

High Level Panel Discussion offering reflections from the panellists on the GCARD3 outcomes and its relevance to their countries and reactions to the draft GCARD3 Outcome Statement, Moderator: Frank Rijsberman, CGIAR

  • Evelyne Nguleka, President of the World Farmers’ Organization
  • Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition at the DG International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • Charles-Ferdinand N. M. P. Nothomb, Minister of State in Belgium
  • Babubhai Bhimabhai Bokhiria, Minister of Water Resources (except Kalpsar project), Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Cow Protection, Gujarat

17.30-18.00

Closing Ceremony

  • Frank Rijsberman (CEO CGIAR Consortium and Co-Chair of the GCARD3 Organizing Committee)
  • Mark Holderness (Executive Secretary, GFAR and co-Chair of the GCARD3 Organizing Committee)
  • Shadrack Moephuli (President and CEO, Agricultural Research Centre, Chair of the GCARD3 Local Organizing Committee)