Annual Planning Meeting April 2014

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Date: 15th – 17th April, 2014 Venue: ILRI campus Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Chair: Delia Grace, project PI Notetaker: Kristina Roesel, project coordinator


  1. Silvia Alonso, ILRI-Nairobi
  2. Max Baumann, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (FUB)
  3. Francis Ejobi, Makerere University, Uganda (MUK)
  4. Aklilu Feleke, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (AAU)
  5. Delia Grace, ILRI-Nairobi
  6. Saskia Hendrickx, ILRI-Mozambique
  7. Kang’ethe Erastus, University of Nairobi (UoN)
  8. George Msalya, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania (SUA)
  9. Kristina Roesel, ILRI/FUB-Uganda
  10. Barbara Szonyi, ILRI-Ethiopia
  11. Sylvain Gnamien Traoré, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Cote d’Ivoire (CSRS)
  12. Barbara Rischkowsky, ICARDA/ value chain manager small ruminants Ethiopia
  13. Peter Ballantyne, ILRI/Knowledge, Head of KMIS

A very few photos

The meeting notes

Tuesday, April 15

9:10 opening by Azage Tegegne 9:20-9:30 objectives of the workshop (Kristina) 9:30-13:00 progress reports by country teams (chair Delia)

  1. Senegal (Sylvain Traoré) - Q&A
  2. Tanzania (George Msalya)- Q&A
  3. Ethiopia (Aklilu Feleke) - Q&A
  4. Uganda (Kristina Roesel) - Q&A

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-16:00 session on team building and partnerships (facilitated by Peter Ballantyne)

16:00-17:00 progress on policy engagement & curricula development in the East African Community (Erastus Kang'ethe)

17:00 closing of day 1 and group dinner

Wednesday, April 16

8:30-9:00 work on policy brief EAC for presentation to EAC desk (Saskia+Erastus)

9:00-9:10 recap on Day 1 (George+Kristina)

9:10-10:00 work in country teams on draft research briefs

10:00-11:00 plenary discussion on drafts

11:00-13:00 mapping, measuring, prioritizing food safety issues and interventions (Delia)

  • why prioritize?
  • science-based prioritization: experiences
  • prioritizing and testing interventions in value chains

14:00-16:00 work in country teams on research briefs (cont'd) and propose a set of interventions

  • draft research brief Ethiopia
  • draft research brief Uganda
  • draft research brief Senegal
  • draft research brief Tanzania
  • draft policy brief East African Community

Next step: finalization in country teams (homework), literature check (whether understandable for non-scientifc audience), formatting

16:00-17:30 plenary discussion of proposed best bet interventions

  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • Uganda

17:30 closing of day 2

Thursday, April 17

9:00-9:10 recap day 2 (Saskia+Silvain)

09:10-10:00 designing and piloting interventions to improve food safety in value chains (Delia)

10:00-10:30 review country budgets (Kristina)

10:30-12:30 work in country teams to brainstorm on intervention study, timeline and budget (chair Delia)

12:30-13:15 other planning: Tropentag 2014, final synthesis meeting and Tropentag 2015, resource mobilization, brainstorm on joint proposals for SFFF3, joint publications, any other business

13:15 Closing of workshop

Lunch and side meetings