Expanding Private Sector Investment and Public-Private Partnerships in African Agriculture and Nutrition

  • Thursday, Mar 3, 2011
  • 2:00-2:10 pm               Welcome and opening remarks

    Ms. Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Director, Global Food Security Project, and Vice President for Strategic Planning, CSIS

    2:10-3:00 pm               Panel One: Agribusiness development in Africa in a time of global food price volatility               
    Moderator:
    Ms. Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Director, Global Food Security Project, and Vice President for Strategic Planning, CSIS

    Panelists:
    Mr. Cyril Achcar, Managing Director, Groupe AMI, Mali
    Mr. Njack Kane, CEO, Novel Commodities
    Ms. Fostina Mani, Vice Chair and Kenya Director, Eastern African Grains Council  

    3:00-4:15pm                Panel Two: U.S. government partnerships with African private sector partners

    Moderators:
    Mr. Mima Nedelcovych, Board member, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa and Partner, Schaffer Global Group
    Mr. Daniel Runde, Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS

    Panelists:
    Mr. Jason Bauer, Director, Private Sector Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation
    Mr. Sean de Cleene, Vice President, Africa Programs, YARA International
    Mr. Cris Muyunda, CEO, Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA)

    4:15-5:15pm                Panel Three: Market-based solutions to nutrition and links to agriculture

    Moderator:
    Ms. Susan Bornstein, Senior Director of Program Development, TechnoServe

    Panelists:
    Mr. Jorge Casimiro, Director, International Public Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company
    Mr. Bruce Cogill, Chief of the Nutrition Division, USAID
    Mr. Matthew Freeman, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
    Mr. Simon Winter, Senior Vice President, Development, TechnoServe

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