12 Jan 2021

A virtual policy seminar event as part of the CGIAR COVID-19 Hub in support of the national responses to a global pandemic co-organized by IFPRI and CGIAR COVID-19 Hub.

Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Time: 22:30 PM – 00:00 AM (UTC+8)

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As the global leader in agricultural research, CGIAR took action in the earliest days of the pandemic to counter the potentially devastating impact on food security and nutrition worldwide. The CGIAR COVID-19 Hub mobilizes multidisciplinary research and innovation in support of national response efforts. 

This seminar brings together researchers and national partners from Bangladesh and Ethiopia, the Hub’s pilot countries, to reflect on progress made and lessons learned. Looking ahead, national partners from Malawi, Nigeria, and other countries joining the Hub will also consider key priorities for future COVID-19 research and response, including mitigating threats to food systems that could arise from similar shocks moving ahead.

Opening Remarks

Invited Speakers:

  • Zubairu Abdullahi, Director, Planning and Policy Coordination Department, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria
  • Amjath Babu, Agricultural Economist, Modeling and Targeting, (CIMMYT)
  • Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
  • Godfrey Chingoma, Director of Crop Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Malawi
  • Siboniso Moyo, Director General’s representative in Ethiopia, (ILRI) 
  • Ekaterina Krivonos, Deputy Director, Programs, CGIAR System Organization
  • Thanda Kyi, Deputy Director General, Department of Planning at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar (via pre-recorded video message)

Closing Remarks:


For more information, check out the official event page.

We look forward to your active participation.


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