ESA ScienceImpactsReviewMeet 2022

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Africa RISING ESA Project Science Outcomes and Impacts Review Meeting/ Tanzania Project Close-Out Event
24 - 26 August 2022
Dododma, Tanzania
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Objectives

  1. Present and critically assess the major research and development outputs and deliverables of the project.
  2. Explore opportunities for further scaling of project outputs and outcomes beyond Africa RISING


Science Meeting: Morena Hotel
Day ONE [24 August 2022]

  • 08:30 Participants registration
  • 09:00 Introduction of participants/ overview of agenda for the day
  • 09:30 Welcome & Opening remarks
  • IITA Eastern Africa Hub Director – L. Tripathi
  • USAID leadership - - Jerry Glover/Zachary Stewart
  • 10:00 Timeline presentation of Africa RISING, specific focus on ESA – F. Kizito, Project Manager
  • 10:30 Break
  • 11:00 What we promised at the start [the ESA project proposal] – M. Bekunda, Chief Scientist
  • Market Place I:ESA Technologies applying genetic intensification as an entry point
[4 bus stops, 20 mins. each + 20 mins. discussion]
  • Drought tolerant quality protein maize – Bright Jumbo
  • High yielding disease resistant groundnut – Patrick Okori
  • High yielding drought-tolerant common beans – Rowland Chirwa
  • Resilient vegetable varieties – Justus Ochieng/ Rosina Wanyama
  • Closing discussion from marketplace I
  • 12:40 Lunch
  • 14:00 Market Place II:ESA Technologies applying ecological intensification as an entry point
[5 bus stops, 20 mins. each + 20 mins. discussion]
  • Doubled up legumes & crop sequencing – Regis Chikowo
  • Mbili mbili – Michael Kinyua
  • Soil fertility management through fertilizer application – Job Kihara
  • Soil and water conservation in Tanzania – Fred Kizito
  • Conservation agriculture in Malawi and Zambia – Christian Thierfelder
  • Closing discussion from marketplace II
  • 16:00 Break
  • 16:30 Wrap up day one [1-2-4 all exercise]


Science Meeting: Morena Hotel
Day TWO [25 August 2022]

  • 08:50 Overview of agenda for the day
  • 09:00 Market Place III:ESA Technologies applying socio-economic intensification as an entry point
[3 bus stops, 20 mins. each + 20 mins. discussion]
  • Returns on investment in Africa RISING research and scaling – C. Azzarri, Julius Manda
  • Benefits of weaving gender into SI Interventions – G. Fischer
  • Overview from our Monitoring and Evaluation – D. Mgalla & C. Azzarri, M&E Lead
  • Closing discussion from marketplace III
  • 10:20 Break
  • 10:50 Market Place IV:ESA Technologies applying human condition intensification as an entry point
[2 bus stops, 20 mins. each + 20 mins. discussion]
  • Improved household nutrition (value addition) – Seetha Anitha, Y. Muzanila, A. Mwangwela
  • Technologies for reducing post-harvest losses and improving food safety – Christopher Mutungi
  • Closing discussion from marketplace IV
  • 11:50 Market Place V: Tools for scaling ESA Technologies
[3 bus stops, 20 mins. each + 20 mins. discussion]
  • Utilization of geospatial tools – Francis Muthoni
  • Sustainable recommendation domains (FARMDESIGN, Typologies etc.) – J. Groot, L. Claessens
  • Using the SI Assessment Framework learning lab approach for impact - S. Snapp
  • Closing discussion from marketplace V

13:10 Lunch

  • 14:30 Lessons in implementation
  • 14:30 - 15:10 Gaps and opportunities for further research – S.Snapp
  • 15:10 - 16:15 Roundtable discussion: Partnerships in Scaling – Lessons from selected scaling partners – H. Sseguya (moderate the discussion); Panel: Patrick Kiao (E-Soko Product Mngr), Leonard Sabula (TARI), DAICO Babati, Sylvanus Mruma (NAFAKA), Rep. from LEAD Foundation (check with Swai), DAICO Kongwa, Betty Maeda
  • 16:15 Break
  • 16:30 Next steps for closure of project and what follows (administrative focus) – F. Kizito
  • 16:45 Closing remarkS
  • Chief Scientist – M. Bekunda
  • I. Hoeschle-Zeledon
  • USAID leadership - - Jerry Glover/Zachary Stewart
  • F. Kizito, Project Manager
  • 17:00 wrap up/close of science outcomes & impacts review meeting

Tanzania Country Close-Out Event: Nashera Hotel
Day Three [26 August 2022]

  • 13.00-14.00: Registration and Public tour of exhibitions - Devotha Mawole
  • 14.00-14.10: Introductions
  • 14.10-14.20: Welcome Remarks - Dr. Leena Tripathi, IITA Eastern Africa Hub Director
  • 14.20-14.35: Achievements of AR Program in Tanzania: An overview - M. Bekunda, Chief Scientist Africa RISING ESA Project
  • 14.35-15.15: Exhibition tour - Guest of Honour and other guests
  • 15.15-15.30: Farmers testimonies - Three farmers (one each from Kongwa, Kiteto and Babati Districts)
  • 15.30-15.35: Remarks - Representative, DAICOs
  • 15.35-15.40: Remarks - Representative, Scaling Partners
  • 15.40-15.50: Remarks - TARI Director General
  • 15.50-16.00: Break with traditional dance group
  • 16.00-16.20: Remarks from USAID
  • USAID - Country Director in Tanzania
  • USAID - Washington Representation
  • 16.20-16.30: Remarks Dodoma Regional Commissioner - Dodoma Regional Commissioner (also, to welcome the Guest of honor)
  • 16.30-16.45: Speech - Minister of Agriculture (Guest of honor)
  • 16.45-17.00: Brief ceremony to unveil SI Handbook for Practitioners in ESA - Guest of honor & Chief Scientist
  • 17.00-17.10: Vote of Appreciation - Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon and Fred Kizito, Former and Current Africa RISING Project Managers
  • 17.10-18.00: Cocktail