Time
Activities
08:30
Registration and traditional coffee ceremony (Rahel)
Session 1: Opening and setting the stage
Moderator: Ato Germame Garuma, Director General, Extension Directorate, MoA
09:10
Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Boni Sibonso, Resident Rep. of ILRI, CGIAR
09:15
Official Opening Speech
His Excellency Ato Sani Redi, State Minister, MoA
09:20
Keynote speeches:
  • Dr. Mandefro Nigussie, General Director, Ethiopia Institute of Agricultural Research. More
  • Mr. Kalid Bomba, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency. More
  • Ms. Kate Kuo, Program Officer, Agricultural Advisory Services, Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation. More
09:50
Introduction of the marketplace objectives, schedule and participants
Dr. Million Getnet, National Learning Alliance/ SAIRLA Team Leader
10:10
Summary results of the pre-event D-group discussions & introduction of ICT4EAS website
Mr. Andrianjafy Rasoanindrainy, Executive Director, Farming & Technology for Africa. More
10:15
Coffee/Tea Break
Session II: ICT solutions for extension
Moderator: Dr. Samson Eshetu, Country Representative, Farm Radio International. More
10:45
Introduction to the poster session
10:50
Marketplace of ICT solutions
  • One minute pitch for each solution provider
  • Shift & Share session where participants can explore solutions more in depth with the solution providers
12:45
Reflection on the ICT solutions
Facilitated by Dr Samson
13:00
Lunch Break
Session III: Panel discussion
Moderator: Dr. Million Getnet, National Learning Alliance / SAIRLA Team Leader
14:00
Introduction to the session and panellists
14:05
Panel discussion. Panelists:
  • Wr. Yenenesh Ejigu (Extension, MoA) More
  • Wr. Amsale Mengistu (BMGF) More
  • Dr. Dejene Kasahun (Bioversity International). More
  • Ato Kebede Ayele (Digital Green) More
  • Ato Markos Lemma (ICE-Addis) More
15:00
Questions and intervention from the audience
15:20
SAIRLA’s reflection on the panel discussion
Mr. Richard Lamboll, SAIRLA
15:30
Coffee/Tea Break
Session IV: Wrap-up and Closing
16:00
Wrap-up, way forward and evaluation
Tamene Hailegiorgis, NLA Facilitator
16:45
Closing remarks
Ato Germame Garuma, Director General, Extension Directorate, MoA