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Workshop programme [En] - Supporting ICT-based Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Agriculture

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Workshop Programme on "Supporting ICT-based Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Agriculture" organised by CTA on 19-21 November 2013

Workshop Programme on "Supporting ICT-based Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Agriculture" organised by CTA on 19-21 November 2013

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  • 1. Supporting Youth ICT based Entrepreneurship and ICT-based Innovations in Agriculture NH Hotel, Arnhem, The Netherlands, 19 to 21 November 2013 AGENDA Day 1 Time Sessions 08:40 - 09:00 Arrival and registration of participants 09:00 - 09:20 Introduction of participants (Speed dating method or other) ntroduction 09:20 - 09:30 Welcome remarks Thierry Doudet, Manager, CTA 09:30 - 09:35 Presentation of the agenda 09:35 - 10:25 Opening key remarks: Youth entrepreneurship and innovations what does this entail, challenges ntrepreneurship innovations: , and opportunities Facilitator/ Speaker(s) Ken Lohento, CTA / Simon Koolwijk, Facilitator Pape Samb CEO, Global Youth Innovation Network (15 min) Sylvestre Ouedraogo, Directeur, Yam Pukri ( min) (15 Question and answer session (15 min) 10:25 - 11:00 Simon Koolwijk, Facilitator Supporting youth initiatives and development: examples, challenges challenges, opportunities Analysis of some youth initiatives featured in the CTA/IFAD/FAO publica publication Charlotte Goemans, FAO and Anne-Laure-Roy, IFAD Holness Soyanni, CAFAN/CPGCA, Production Manager, Jamaica Mogoba Lesetja Director Agri-Live South Africa Question and answer session (15 min) 11:00 - 11:15 11:15- 12:00 Coffee break ICT use by young agropreneurs: Initiatives, challenges and opportunitie opportunities. Inputs from East Africa Farmers Federation - EAFF (15 min) African Norbert TUYISHIME, Knowledge management officer, EAFF Simon Koolwijk, Facilitator Inputs from ROPPA (15 min) Mahamadou Ouédraogo, Communication and Knowledge management Officer, ROPPA 1
  • 2. Question and answer session (15 min) 12:00 - 13:15 ICT use by young agropreneurs: Initiatives, challenges and opportunities Q&A World Café [iterative small group discussions] – 3 Groups IICD (TBC) Mkulima Young, ICT for agri-marketing for youth Joseph Macharia, Kenya, Founder Case in Ghana Moses Nganwani Tia, Executive Director, Savannah Young Farmers Network (SYFN), Ghana Experiences from the Caribbean Holness Soyanni, CAFAN, CPGCA, Production Manager, Jamaica Followed by feedback and discussions in a plenary session (20 min) 13:15 - 14:15 14:15 - 15:15 Lunch ICT software companies targeting the agriculture sector: youth initiatives, challenges, opportunities MLouma and other initiatives in Senegal (7min) Omar Cisse, CEO, CTIC, Senegal E-Market (7 min) Andrianjafy Rasoanindrainy, Director FTA, Madagascar This session will be followed by group discussions (3 groups will be formed: 2 groups will work on one of these 2 initiatives. The 3rd group will work on the main theme of the session. The discussions will focus on each initiative presented (its implementation, challenges, implications etc.) and on the type of agricultural knowledge or support they require from the agricultural sector, the developers or other supporting institutions. 15:15 - 16:15 Supporting youth initiatives and development: examples of initiatives, challenges, and opportunities Ben Addom Programme Coordinator, CTA Simon Koolwijk, Facilitator Simon Koolwijk, Facilitator Initiatives and experiences of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) Edward Addo-Dankwa, MOFA, Ghana Experiences from Ashoka Youth Venture Stephanie Potter, Director, University and Corporate Partnerships Ashoka Youth Venture Question and answer session (15 min) 16:15 - 16:30 16:30 -17:00 Coffee break The CTA youth strategy (with focus on ICTs) - Insights on collaboration opportunities Ken Lohento, ICT4D Programme Coordinator, CTA Simon Koolwijk, Facilitator Question and answer session (15 min) End of day 1 2
  • 3. Day 2 Time 09:00 - 09:15 Sessions Recap of Day 1 – Presentation of the World Café 09:15 - 11:00 Facilitator ICT hubs supporting entrepreneurship in agriculture and ICT: experiences and challenges World Café [iterative small group discussions] – 3 Groups Situation in Central Africa (15 min) Al Banda, Manager, ActivSpace, Cameroon Case of East Africa (15 min) John Kieti, Lead, m:lab-East, Kenya/East Africa Simon Koolwijk, Facilitator Situation in the Caribbean (15 min) Riley Ingrid, CEO, Connectimass, Jamaica, Caribbean Each speaker makes his/her presentation successively to each of the groups – Each session lasts 30 minutes – the speaker makes his/her presentation in 15 minutes maximum; followed by questions. Key points to be noted by a rapporteur on a flip chart. Brief plenary session (general observations, conclusions) 11:00 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:50 Coffee break Supporting entrepreneurship in agriculture and ICT: Experience of the “Agrihack championship” of the ICT4Ag conference Ken Lohento, ICT4D Programme Coordinator, CTA Case of East Africa John Kieti, Lead, m:lab-East, Kenya/East Africa Omar Cissé, CEO, CTIC Senegal Question and answer session (15 min) 11:50 - 12:00 How to adequately support ICT-based entrepreneurship in agriculture? Traditional working group discussions - Explanation on methodology, constitution of the 3 groups The following sessions will be presented in two parts: spontaneous presentation of new initiatives and discussions on strengthening and replication of all experiences discussed. a) The session will start in group, with a Fish Bowl discussion on one or 2 new innovative experiences not yet discussed at the workshop; in each group, one or two volunteers (per group) will come forward and present their experience - The experience can relate to ICT use by young agropreneurs and the development of ICT application for agriculture – No PowerPoint (max 7 minutes per presentation, followed by discussions) b) Discussion on all experiences presented at the workshop Two rounds of discussions are planned to take place on the initiatives, with specific questions 12:00 - 13:00 How to adequately support ICT-based entrepreneurship in agriculture? Traditional working group discussions – What are the needs in terms of collaboration among ICT and Agriculture actors? Simon Koolwijk, Facilitator Session 1 – Fish Bowl – spontaneous presentation of experiences 3
  • 4. 13:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch How to adequately support ICT-based entrepreneurship in agriculture by youth? Traditional working group discussions – What are the needs in terms of collaboration among ICT and Agriculture actors? Session 2 - First round of discussion on all the experiences presented • Which initiative can easily be replicated in your country/region? Why? (Instructions: Round table – Take at least 2 initiatives: one focused on the use of ICTs by young agropreneurs and the other on the support for developing ICT applications by youths) • • 15:00 - 16:00 How to favour their replication/adaptation? (Discussion on the selected initiative per group) How to address the key issues which are related? How to adequately support ICT-based entrepreneurship in agriculture? Traditional working group discussions – What are the needs in terms of collaboration among ICT and Agriculture actors? Session 3 – Second round of discussion on all the experiences presented Instructions: In this session, make general observations and recommendations, without focusing on one specific initiative. The discussions must be on the two major challenges highlighted in the workshop (targeting agropreneurs and ICT developers); proceed from one challenge to another. • • • 16:00 - 16:15 16:15 - 17:00 What are the challenges, priorities and opportunities? What are the key actions to be taken at national and regional level? What are the needs in terms of collaboration, notably with agriculture or ICT actors? What can CTA and other partners do? Coffee Break Plenary Session - Reports from working groups 17:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 20:00 Free-time/Networking Cocktail and Dinner - End of Day 2 Day 3 Time 09:00 - 09:10 09:10 - 11:00 Sessions Recap of Day 2 Identification of 4 project/activities ideas – discussion on the implementation of the project ideas retained and the performance indicators The objective of this session is to help CTA and its partners to determine the conditions for the implementation and success of key projects supporting youth ICT-based entrepreneurship in agriculture. Two project/programme ideas of CTA will be discussed; two other project ideas identified by the participants/partners present (and related to the theme of the conference) will also be discussed. Facilitator Simon Koolwijk, Facilitator The session starts with an introduction on the performance indicators by the Facilitator and CTA - Group work (4 groups) and brief plenary session. 4
  • 5. 11:00-11:15 11:15 - 13:00 Coffee break Exchange on the potential creation of a platform of institutions supporting youth ICT-based innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture Introductory words (Ken Lohento) – 5 min - Working group (3 groups) – 1h15 What could be the objectives of that platform? What are the alternatives? What actions to be taken? What are the perspectives? Ken Lohento Simon Koolwijk Plenary/Report back - 25 min 13:00 – 13:15 Closing remarks 13:15 - 14:15 14:15 – 16:30 Visit to CTA in Wageningen Lunch Transport to CTA – 30 min Exchange with CTA colleagues/ visits: 60 min Return via another route to the Hotel – 30 min End of workshop 5

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