6-9 February 2017. Dakar, Senegal. With the passage of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) and a number of the Innovation Labs nearing the end of their programs, the Bureau for Food Security, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy of USAID, is redesigning and developing new Innovation Labs.
It will provide a venue for Missions, regional programs, local and international collaborators to present a vision of the strategic directions for research and the development needs of each, to be taken into consideration as new Innovation Lab programs come on board and as BFS realigns the Feed the Future Research Strategy to meet the goals of the GFSA.
and inter-Innovation Lab collaboration responsive to the demand of local and regional programs.
The meeting generate a report synthesizing:
- Key agricultural and nutrition research and development needs for West Africa and the role of the Innovation Labs and their partners in addressing these needs;
- Key human and institutional capacity development needs in partner institutions;
- Opportunities for inter-Innovation Lab and interdisciplinary collaboration to meet the above needs in addition to Innovation Lab-specific contributions;
- Visioning on the role of the Innovation Labs in the realignment of the Feed the Future Research Strategy and how the Labs will contribute to the new strategy.
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