India-Africa partnerships for food security and capacity building
This conference will compile evidence-based case studies from Africa on the contribution of Indian investments in agriculture/allied sectors through the extension of India’s development compact — aid, trade, FDI and capacity building initiatives.
The conference will look at the role of Indian FDI for capacity building and value addition to the agricultural sector on the continent through private sector and government-led initiatives. It will also explore the potential for export of key agricultural commodities from countries in Africa to India through the Duty Free Tariff Preference (DFTP) programme launched and promoted at the India-Africa Forum Summit.
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A.K. Krishna Kumar, Executive Director, IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative Ltd.
Amit Bharadwaj, Founder and CEO, Level A Commodities, New Delhi
Amit Chakravarty, Chief of Staff, DG office, ICRISAT, Hyderabad
Ashish Shah, Director for Country Programmes, International Trade Centre, Geneva
Ashwani Muthoo, Director, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome
Bharat Kulkarni, Director, Stalwart Management Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
Dhaval D. Desai, Sr. Fellow & Vice President, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai
Edda Sanga, Executive Director, Tanzania Women’s Media Association
Emile Mwepesi, Consul, High Commission of Rwanda
Fatma Alloo, Founder Member Tanzania Women’s Media Association
Francisco Simplicio, Former Asst. Director, UNOSSOC, UNDP & Manager, IBSA Trust Fund, US
G.K. Pillai, Chairman and Independent Director, Tata International
H.H.S. Viswanathan, Distinguished Fellow, ORF
Ian Taylor, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Iddo Dror, Head of Capacity Development, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya
John Patrick Omegere, Symbiosis International University & Gandhi-Mandela Centre for African Studies, ORF Mumbai
Kasongo Musenga, Consul, Embassy of Democratic Republic of Congo
Kojo Opoku Aidoo, Senior Fellow, University of Ghana
Lucky Ugbudian, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Nigeria
Meera Venkatachalam, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai and Head, Gandhi-Mandela Centre for African Studies
N. Swaminathan, Asst. Prof., Department of Agricultural Economics, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture & Research Institute, Karaikal, Puducherry
Prakash Bakshi, Former Chairman, NABARD, India
Pranav Kumar, Head, International Policy, CII
Rasha Omar, IFAD Country Director, India
Reema Nanavaty, Director, SEWA, Ahmedabad and Padmashri Awardee
Renu Modi, Senior Lecturer & Former Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai
Sami Saran, Director (Africa), Frontier Growth Advisors
Sebastian Sambuo Mushi, Rural Urban Development Initiatives, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Sudheendra Kulkarni, Advisor, ORF Mumbai
Suresh Kumar, Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Delhi
Tafadzwa Kaurayi, President, Association of African Students of India, Mumbai Chapter
Tom De Bruyn, Leuven International and European Studies (LINES), University of Ku Leuven, Belgium
Temesgen Hordofa Talossa, Consul, Consulate General of FDR Ethiopia in Mumbai
Timothy Shaw, Emeritus Professor, University of Boston, Massachusetts and Mbrara University of Science & Technology, Uganda
U.B. Angadi, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi
Fanai, Asst. General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India, Mumbai
Shankar, Managing Director & CEO, Rallis India Ltd.
Venkat Bollapragada, Asst. Vice President & Head — Marketing, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd.
Y.S.P. Thorat, Director, Tata Chemicals and Former Chairman, NABARD, India