IFPRI at 40: Special Event

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
November 18, 2015

 

IFPRI at 40: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD

8:00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
9:00 WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Master of Ceremonies:
Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Chief of Staff and Head, 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI, USA

40th Anniversary Video

Speakers:

9:15 EVOLUTION OF FOOD POLICY

Chair:
Kym Anderson, Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide, and Australian National University, and IFPRI Board Chair, Australia

Keynote Perspectives:

Video Messages:

10:15 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 FOOD SUPPLIES — SUSTAINABILITY AND BEYOND?

Moderator:
Lisa Dreier, Head of Food Security and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum, USA

IFPRI Perspective:
Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI, Canada

Panelists:

Video Message:

11:30 BRINGING GENDER TO THE FOREFRONT

Rapid-fire Presentations:

11:45 MARKETS, TRADE, AND MACROPOLICIES — WORKING FOR THE POOR?

Moderator:
Gopi Munisamy, Director, Market and Trade Economics Division, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, USA

IFPRI Perspective:
Maximo Torero, Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, IFPRI, USA

Panelists:

12:45 LUNCH
13:45 AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION — IS THE MARRIAGE WORKING?

Moderator:
Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Agriculture and Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), USA

IFPRI Perspective:
Marie Ruel, Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI, USA

Panelists:

Video Message:

  • David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition, and Special Envoy on Ebola, Switzerland
14:45 SUPPORTING COUNTRY AND REGIONAL POLICIES

Rapid-fire Perspectives:

Keynote Perspectives:

15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 FOOD POLICY IN A COMPLEX, CHANGING WORLD

Chair:
Katrina Kosec, Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI, USA

IFPRI Perspective:
Mark Rosegrant, Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI, USA

Keynote Perspectives:

Video Message:

16:45 REFLECTIONS

Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI, USA

40th ANNIVERSARY DINNER AND LAUNCH OF COMPACT2025

17:30 DRINKS AND APPETIZERS
18:30 SEATING
18:45 CELEBRATING IFPRI'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Master of Ceremonies:
Katrin Park, Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Division, IFPRI, USA

Speaker:
Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI, USA

PERSPECTIVES FROM IFPRI'S FORMER DIRECTORS GENERAL

19:15 LAUNCHING COMPACT2025

Compact2025 Video

Speaker:
Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI, USA

Keynote Perspectives:

  • Saulos Chilima, Vice President, Republic of Malawi
  • Jeff Hill, Director of Policy, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA
  • Gao Min, Olympic Gold Medalist in Diving, People’s Republic of China
    Video | Keynote Remarks (PDF 80 KB)
  • Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Republic of Rwanda
  • Jai Shroff, CEO, UPL Limited, India

Video Messages:

20:00 DINNER

Other Video Messages:

  • Sukhadeo Thorat, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Chairman of Indian Council of Social Science Research