WEBINAR: Engaging youth and the private sector in extension and agricultural advisory

WEBINAR: Engaging youth and the private sector in extension and agricultural advisory

19 August 2020Effective private sector engagement in extension and advisory services: Engaging youth and the private sector in extension and agricultural advisory.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event, originally planned for April 21-22, 2020 was rescheduled and will now be held virtually in several webinar sessions during August – September 2020. See below for more details.


To interrogate the state of extension systems in East Africa and devise mechanisms to take advantage of existing opportunities, the Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Project in collaboration with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Eastern Africa Field Schools Support Hub and Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services – Kenya (KeFAAS) are organizing an online community of practice event on ‘Engaging youth and the private sector in extension and agricultural advisory services.’ The event will bring together experts, practitioners, researchers and funding partners to share, discuss and learn about issues of extension and advisory services in East Africa. The key messages and lessons will be documented into policy briefs that will be shared with East Africa policymakers to inform the extension policy agenda.

See full event concept note for more details.

Webinar session 1: August 5,  03:00 PM (Nairobi) 

Role of private sector and youth  in propelling digital disruption for invigorating extension and advisory services

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Webinar recording (presentations):

Q&A session:

Webinar session 2:  August 19, 2020 03:00 PM (Nairobi) 

Effective private sector engagement in extension and advisory services

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Recording forthcoming

The event brought together experts, practitioners, researchers, and funding partners to share, discuss and learn about issues of extension and advisory services in East Africa. The key messages and lessons will be documented into policy briefs that will be shared with East Africa policy makers to inform the extension policy agenda.

Introduction:
  • George Chemining’wa, Chairman, KeFAAS 
  • Silim Mohammed Nahdy, Partnerships, Executive Director, AFAAS.
  • Kristin Davis, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI and Project Co-Director, DLEC
Presentations:
  • Linking farmers to quality inputs and advisory – Odede Ochieng, Sidai
  • Providing mechanization services Jehiel Oliver, Founder and CEO, Hello Tractor
  • Linking farmers to market Josephine Miingi, Founder and CEO, Building Rural Incomes Through Entrepreneurship (BRiTEN)
  • Village Agent Model in Uganda John Ariko Okelai, Lecturer, Makerere University Business School, Agribusiness Consultant and Researcher

Webinar session 3: August 26, 2020 03:00 PM (Nairobi) 
Topic: Gainful youth participation in extension and advisory services
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Webinar session 4: Sep 2, 2020 03:00 PM (Nairobi) 
Topic: Double benefits for youth and private actor participation in scaling up successful extension approaches:  Opportunities and challenges
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