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Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020
Prioritizing Actions, Strengthening Actors and Facilitating Partnerships

Kampala, Uganda | 1-3 April 2004


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Highlights from Saturday 3, April 2004

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Plenary Session: Building Political Will and Changing Attitudes for Action




"Fighting HIV/AIDS through Attitudinal Changes: Experiences from Uganda”

Keynote: Janet Museveni, First Lady of the Republic of Uganda




"Changing Attitudes and Behaviors: The Role of Africa’s Cultural Leaders"

Keynote: Wole Soyinka, Professor Emeritus, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; Director of Literary Arts, International Institute of Modern Letters, University of Nevada; and Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature









“Building Strong Partnerships to Improve Africa’s Food Security and Rural Incomes”

Keynote: Peter McPherson, President, Michigan State University, and Founding Co-Chair, Partnership to Cut Hunger in Africa, US






“Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa: Perspective of the African Development Bank”

Keynote: Theodore Nkodo, Vice President, Operations, North, East and South, African Development Bank, Tunisia


Chair Moïse Mensah, former Minister of Finance, Benin (bottom right)




"Actions Needed for Reaching the Millenium Development Goals in Africa with a Focus on Overcoming Hunger”

Keynote: Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Millennium Project; Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University; and Professor, Columbia University, US

Chair Charlotte McClain, Commissioner, South African Human Rights Commission, South Africa (right)



Plenary Session:  Moving Forward and Closing Remarks

The Ugandan National Anthem during the Closing Plenary with President Yoweri Museveni present






Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addresses the Conference





Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda (left), and John Joseph Otim, Senior Presidential Advisor to Ugandan President Museveni (right)







President Museveni answers questions during a press conference immediately following the Closing Plenary




Parallel Sessions: Stakeholder Forums: Strengthening Actors and Facilitating Partnerships


Parliamentarians and Business Leaders

Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Executive President, African Business Roundtable, and Chairman, NEPAD Business Group, Nigeria, and Edith Nawakwi, Member of Parliament, National Assembly of Zambia, Zambia

National Policymakers and Development Partners


Amalia Garcia-Tharn, Food Aid/Food Security Policy, Development Directorate-General, European Commission, Belgium, Judy O'Connor, World Bank, Helder Monteiro Muteia, Minister of Agriculture, Mozambique, and Andrew Temu, IFPRI




NGOs, Farmers Organizations and Media





Ibiba don Pedro, The Guardian newspaper, and 2003 Winner of the CNN African Journalist Award, Nigeria, and Mercy Karanja, Kenya National Farmers Union, Kenya

Digital Opinion Poll of Participants








Miscellaneous Photos









International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Website: http://www.ifpri.org/
Conference Website: www.ifpri.org/2020africaconference/index.htm
Conference Programme:
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Website: www.nepad.org
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR): http://www.cgiar.org/
2020 Vision: For Food, Agriculture and the Environment: http://www.ifpri.org/2020/welcome.htm
2020 Vision Book: Reaching Sustainable Food Security for All by 2020: Getting the Priorities and Possibilities Right: http://www.ifpri.org/2020/books/actionlong.pdf

Lead In Events:
Successes in African Agriculture: Building for the Future December 1-3 2003, Pretoria, South Africa
Food and Nutrition Security Policies for West Africa: Implementation Issues and Research Agendas: Background and Programme; January 13-14 2004, Bamako, Mali
Sustainable Food Security for all by 2020 September 4-6 2001, Bonn, Germany


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