JIRCAS Report - Kenya
The TICAD VI side event co-organized by JIRCAS, Forestry Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), EverGreen Agriculture Partnership, and wPower HUB was held on August 25 and 26, 2016 at the ICRAF Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
JIRCAS President Dr. Masa Iwanaga had a bilateral meeting with President Alpha Condé of the Republic of Guinea on August 26, 2016. Pres. Iwanaga who is visiting the Republic of Kenya to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya as a member of the Prime Minister's economic mission.
JIRCAS President Dr. Masa Iwanaga attended the summit meeting between Prime Minister Abe of Japan and President Rajaonarimanpiania of Madagascar on August 27, 2016 at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Pres. Iwanaga at the TICAD VI Side Event “The Future of Agriculture and Food in Sub-Saharan Africa: Past Progress and Future”
JIRCAS President, Dr. Masa Iwanaga participated as a panelist in a high-level discussion on “The Future of Agriculture and Food in Sub-Saharan Africa: Past Progress and Future” held on August 26, 2016 as a side event of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.
The heads of 5 agricultural research institutes from Africa, namely, Dr. Famoï Béavogui, Director of Agricultural Research Institute of Guinea (IRAG); Dr. Alioune Fall, Director of Senegal Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA); Dr. Joseph G. Mureithi, Deputy Director of Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO); and Dr. Robert B. Zougmore, African Regional Leader of the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), together with Dr. Regina Sagoe West, Senior Researcher at Crop Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) and Coordinator of West African Agricultural Production Program (WAAPP) of the International Research Center for Semiarid Tropical Crops (ICRISAT), visited JIRCAS on August 28, 2017.
On 19 January 2018, JIRCAS in cooperation with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held an international workshop on “Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Africa” at the ICRAF International Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya.