Joint Seminar Series

Round 2 Technology Assessments and Platforms: Tools and Reach in Africa

Dec 1, 2016 - 09:00 am EAT to Dec 2, 2016 - 03:30 pm EAT

Round 2 of the Technology Assessments and Platforms: Tools and Reach in Africa – A Partner’s Meeting took place on ILRI’s Nairobi campus, December 1 and 2, 2016. The meeting was co-hosted by the S&T Partnerships in Africa Program from IFPRI and the BeCA-ILRI Hub, and supported through IFAD and USAID, in collaboration with the CRP Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM). During the course of the two-day meeting the group reviewed and discussed six technology briefs, chosen to complete the initial review of 10 promising technologies and the different scientific, technical and partnership models they represent – in order to ultimately determine potential investment and scaling up. The group took the discussion further regarding the delivery platforms, tools and scaling up with on-the-ground partnerships at both the national and sub-regional levels – keeping in the forefront the concept that is not enough to generate technologies but new innovations must be demand-driven, in order to be put to use and shared. The important role that African partner institutions play in the brokering, coordination, and dissemination of agricultural technologies at the national and regional levels was discussed at length.

Round 2 Technology Assessments and Platforms: Tools and Reach in Africa (Agenda)

Day 1, Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 09:00am—05:00pm

Technology Assessments Overview (presentation)

Presentation Title: Development of Improved Control Interventions for Peste des Petits Ruminants (presentation)
Speakers: Jeffrey Mariner, Henry Wamwayi, Tindih Sheltone and Phil Toye

Presentation Title: A scoping study of S&T implementation platforms in Africa (presentation)
Speaker: Yihenew Zewdie

Day 2, Friday, December 2, 2016 | 09:00am—03:30pm

Presentation Title: Using Impact Pathways to Model the Uptake and Adoption for Agricultural Technologies (presentation)
Speakers: Jawoo Koo and Katie Downie

Presentation Title: Technology Platform: Case Studies with SRO Partners (presentation)
Speakers: Jawoo Koo, Moses Odeke, Kodjo Kondo, and Baitsi Podisi

Presentation Title: Tracking the adoption of agricultural technologies promoted by ASARECA in Eastern and Central Africa: Insights from the adoption surveys (presentation)
Speakers: Moses Odeke and Jawoo Koo

Presentation Title: CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Coordination Platform (presentation)
Speakers: Jawoo Koo and Kerri Wright Platais

Presentation Title: Reflections on Technology Criteria and Characterization (presentation)
Speakers: Gabrielle J. Persley and Kerri Wright Platais