One sector, many goals: Designing Agricultural Programs that work

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Global Affairs Canada, Diefenbaker Bldg (Bytown Room)

111 Sussex Dr

Ottawa, ON


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This full-day knowledge-sharing event will bring together international experts and practitioners, Canadian NGOs, and civil servants to explore the role of agriculture in achieving Canada's development priorities and the Global Goals.

Participants will discuss challenges and engage with practical examples of agriculture-related programming focused on:
- Women as leaders and change-makers in their communities,
- achieving environmental goals,
- strengthening local governance, and
- bridging the divide between humanitarian assistance and agricultural development.

The event is free, but registration is required.


8:30AM - Registration and refreshments
9:00-10:00 - Welcome and opening keynote address
10:00-12:00 – Concurrent sessions*:
- Panel 1: Empowering women through agriculture
- Panel 2: Climate change and environmental goals through agriculture
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-3:00 – Concurrent sessions*:
- Panel 3: The contribution of Agriculture to local development and local governance
- Panel 4: Bridging agricultural development and disaster response
3:15-4:15 – Plenary – what have we found?
4:15-5:00 – Armchair discussion and conclusion

*Concurrent sessions include expert panel presentations and theme-based roundtable discussions with participants.

Panelists, presenters, and moderators

Julia Bracken, Global Affairs Canada

Esther Lupafya, Soils, Food and Healthy Communities (Malawi)

Pierre Kadet, CARE Canada

Carol J. Henry, University of Saskatchewan

Stella Nordhagen, Helen Keller International

Carmen Drouin, Global Affairs Canada

Ruth Munyao, Canadian Baptist Ministries (Kenya)

David Mbugua, World Vision Canada

Erika Salem, Oxfam-Québec

Marten De Groot, Global Affairs Canada

Amrane Boumghar, Global Affairs Canada

Laurien Jyambere, Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA) implementing Partner (Rwanda)

Eric Chaurette, Inter Pares

Stuart Taylor, iDE Canada

Aminuzzaman Talikder, Helen Keller International

Christophe Kadji, Global Affairs Canada

Judy Kimaru, World Animal Protection

Vurayayi Pugeni, Mennonite Central Committee Canada

Richard Veenstra, SUCO

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111 Sussex Dr

Ottawa, ON


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