Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - ValueSeC Project

Stakeholder Workshop at UoN

  • When Jun 12, 2016 12:00 to Jun 18, 2016 11:59 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Nairobi, Kenya
  • Attendees HarU: Dr. Lemma Zemedu Seifu, staff member; Mr. Aemro Tazeze Terefe, staff member and project team member; Ms. Feven Yohannes Girma, postgraduate student. KarU: Hellen Kamiri, Dr. Degye Goshu, Gilbert Nduru HUB: Prof. Dr. Bokelmann
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Convenor: Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi.

Partners: Karatina University, Haramaya University and Humboldt University of Berlin.

Objectives of the Stakeholder Meetings

  • Promote interactions and sharing of experiences among academic staff and students from the partner universities.
  • Share lessons and insights from ValueSeC project research and related research from partner universities.
  • Interact with and receive feedback from stakeholders including those from research, policy and government institutions.
  • Visit farmers’ fields to have real experience of horticulture value chains in Kenya.
  • Listen to farmers and understand practical challenges and potential solutions to climate change issues in their horticulture value chains.

Summary of Activities Planned During the Stakeholder Week

Date

Activity

June 12

Arrival of participants in Nairobi

June 13 to 14

interactions and presentations at University of Nairobi

June 15

Flight to Kisumu and prepare for a field visit

June 16

Field visit in Bondo

June 17

Field visit in Budalang’i

June 18

Travel back to Nairobi and to other destinations

Tentative Agenda:

Time

Monday 13th

Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th

Thursday 16th

Friday 17th

09:00

  • Registration
  • Welcome, introductions & opening remarks (UoN department chairman, Dean/Principal & Valuesec team)
  • Related research from invited stakeholder institutions
  • Plenary discussions
  • Arrival in Kisumu
  • Planning meeting
  • Visit Regional County Agriculture Office in Kisumu & a selected agribusiness industry

Dissemination workshop in Bondo

Dissemination workshop in Budalang’i

10:30

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11:00

  • Overview of valuesec project rationale & activities (Prof. Kosura & Prof. Bokelman)
  • Lessons from staff-staff and student exchange (Prof. Gilbert Nduru & Dr. Mengistu)
  • Curriculum review (Dr. David Jakinda & Dr. Hellen Kamiri)
  • Reflections from invited policy institutions
  • Plenary discussions

 

13:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00

  • Valuesec research presentations – student theses & exchange visits (students from partner universities)
  • Valuesec partnerships & competence network (Muluken & Degye)
  • Visit a regional horticulture research institution
  • Wrap up discussion by project team

Visit one smallholder farm in Bondo

Visit one smallholder farm in Budalang’i

15:30

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

16:00

  • Plenary discussions
  • Plenary discussions

 

Wrap up discussion by project team

Wrap up discussion by project team

16:30

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