AfricaRice Director for Partnership and Capacity Strengthening Dr Samuel Bruce-Oliver speaks at the Joint IFAD-AfDB event
AfricaRice participation at the Joint IFAD-AfDB event on IFAD’s Rural Development Report 2016
Dr Samuel Bruce-Oliver, AfricaRice Director for Partnership and Capacity Strengthening, was invited to participate in the interactive panel discussion on the role of private sector and youth in West and Central Africa's inclusive rural transformation. The discussion was part of the Joint IFAD-AfDB event on IFAD’s Rural Development Report 2016, held on 23 November 2016, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The other panelists were Nouhoun Coulibaly, Director General of Planning, Project Control and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Côte d'Ivoire; Angela Dannson, Director, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana; Mamadou Cissokho, Honorary President of ROPPA (Network of West African Farmers’ Organizations); Ada Osakwe, Chief Executive, Agrolay Ventures, Nigeria; Adolfo Brizzi, Director, Policy and Technical Advisory Division, IFAD. It was moderated by Thiendou Niang, Afrique Communication, Senegal.
The Rural Development Report 2016 produced by IFAD focuses on inclusive rural transformation as a central element of global efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and build inclusive and sustainable societies for all. The report analyses global, regional and national pathways of rural transformation.