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The 15th CARD Steering Committee Meeting was held on 10th June 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Co-chaired by NEPAD and WFP, the meeting was attended by the representatives from ten SC member organizations, namely, AfricaRice, AGRA, FARA, IFAD, IRRI, JICA, JIRCAS, NEPAD, World Bank and WFP. Islamic Development Bank was also in attendance as an observer. Apologies: AfDB, FAO, COMESA, EAC, ECCAS and ECOWAS.

The objectives of the meeting;  

1.     To finalize the issue of how to incorporate RECs into CARD SC meetings.

2.     To brief on launching the CARD Phase II at the TICAD 7 side event in Yokohama, Japan. .

3.     To discuss extension of SC membership to IsDB

4.     To discuss annual plan of 2019/2020 and plan for the 8th CARD General meeting.  

                                                      Participants in the Steering Committee       

 

PROGRAM 

Event

Presenter

 

8:50

Introduction

Secretariat de la CARD

 
 

8:50

Finalizing the issue of how to incorporate RECs into CARD SC meetings, and update from 5 RECs

Secretariat

 

9:20

Introduction and SC members update

Secretariat

 

Each SC member

 

11:00

WFPs contribution to Rice in Africa: Fortification etc..

WFP

 

11:15

CIPRiSSA - How better collaborate with CARD

AfricaRice

 

11:30

Discussion 

   

12:00

Briefing on launching CARD Phase II at the TICAD 7 side event in Yokohama

JICA, Secretariat

 

12:15

Extension of SC membership to IsDB and update from IsDB 

Secretariat, IsDB

 

12:30

Annual Plan of 2019/2020 for CARD

Secretariat

 

- Plan for the 8th General Meeting

 

12:45

Each SCs contribution financially/technically support to NRDS related workshops/meetings at country level

Secretariat

 

14:30

Grow Africa/CAP-F for better synergy with CARD

NEPAD

 

14:50

Finalization of RICE Matrix

Secretariat

 

15:20

Regional Activities and Regional Meeting led by RECs

Secretariat

 

15:50

Region-wide Rice training held in Africa

IRRI, AfricaRice, FARA, JICA and Secretariat

 

16:20

WEB pages (research papers etc.), link to on-going projects supported by SC members

Secretariat