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ERA-ARD

International Conference

International Conference

Conference proceedings

The ERA-ARD II project, together with EIARD and SCAR, has held a 1-day Joint Conference in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday 5th June 2013.

The Programme can be found here

A Summary of Presentations and Discussion is available here

Conference conclusions are available here

Conference presentations

Session 1: Opening

Welcome (Frank de Wispelaere, Director Thematic Services Directorate General for Development Cooperation, Belgium)

Session 2: The Global Challenges: Europe and the GCARD Road Map

The Global View (Harry Palmier, Senior Partnerships Expert, GFAR)
EFARD (David Radcliffe, DG DEVCO, Executive Secretary, European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development)
EIARD (Jürgen Anthofer, DG RTD, Executive Secretary, European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development)
SCAR (Richard Howell, Irish Representative)

Session 3 ERA-ARD – lessons learnt

Lessons learnt & Strategic vision of European ARD beyond ERA-ARD (Patricia Wagenmakers, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands)
Millennium Development Goals Tool Box (Danielle Barret, CIRAD, France)
Alliance Concept (Elfriede Fuhrmann, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria)
Alliance Concept – an African perspective (Paco Sérémé, Research Director at INERA, Burkina Faso)
Joint Calls (Pierre-André Cordey, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland)

Session 4 Research and Innovation partnerships between Europe and other regions of the world – learning from a diversity of approaches

PAEPARD – a multistakeholder and innovation approach (Jonas Mugabe, Co-manager for PAEPARD)
ERAfrica – a non-thematic ERA Net joining European & African governments (Daan du Toit, South African Mission to the EU)
Research partnerships between Brazil and Europe (Claudio Carvalho, EMBRAPA Labex coordinator)
The Southern and Emerging economies Advisory Group; a Southern voice on ARD partnerships with Europe (Jamil Macedo, Procitropicos -IICA, Member of Southern and Emerging economies Advisory Group SEAG)

Session 5 Improving the contribution of European agricultural research to addressing global challenges

Horizon 2020 and International Cooperation in agricultural research (Nicolas Dandois, Task Force on Research & Innovation, DG Agri)
Improving the contribution of European Agricultural Research to Agricultural Research for Development (Wolfgang Kasten, GIZ, Germany)
Towards a new partnership programme between Europe and Africa on agricultural research:The IntensAfrica Initiative (Martin Kropff, EFARD Chair, Rector Magnificus Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Session 6 Linking the past with the future

How biodiversity research in the Royal Museum for Central Africa aims to contribute to future global challenges (Guido Gryseels, Director General of The Royal Museum for Central Africa)

Session 7 Summary and Conclusion

Conclusions by Michel Berkelmans (Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands)