During the Comms Nairobi meeting held on July 13, we (Olive Thiong,o, Evelyn Katingi,Angeline Nekesa, Jane Gitau, Paul Karaimu) discussed the proposed, 'CGIAR Communications practitioners’ get- to-gather event with an objective of improving regional collaborations.

Below is the progress on logistics for your input.

Proposed Logistics:


Gather type: Cocktai
Proposed Date August 31
Time: 1600hrs – 1900hrs
Venue: ILRI Info-center
Budget: ILRI Public Awareness
Agenda: Towards Improving Regional Collaboration in the CGIAR
MC: XXX
Participants: Two (max) per center/program as follows

Center
Representative
Challenge Program
Representative
CRP
Representative
IWMI

HarvestPlus

CCAFS
Olive Thiong’o
ICRISAT
Christine Wangari
SSA-CP

Water, Land & Ecosystems

ICRAF
Chris Mesiku
Wambui Kamiru
Elizabeth Kahurani
Generations

Rice (GRiSP)

CIMMYT
Anne Wangalachi
Florence Sipata
Wandera Ojanji
Water and Food

Aquatic Agricultural Systems

IFPRI



Dryland Cereals

CIFOR



Grain legumes

CIAT
Brian Etyang


Wheat

IITA
Catherine Njuguna


Nutrition & Health

IRRI



Forests, Trees & Agroforestry

World Fish



Dryland Systems

CIP



Livestock & Fish

ICARDA



Roots, Tubers & Bananas

Bioversity International



Integrated Systems for Humid Tropics

AfricaRice



Maize

ILRI
Susan MacMillan


Policies, Institutions & Markets


Paul Karaimu


Long Term Support of CGIAR Gene Banks


Muthoni Njiru





Tezira Lore





Jane Gitau





Angeline Wafula





Eithel Makila





Evelyn Katingi




Note:
  • I’ve included all CGIAR programs and centers, just in case one of you may have the names of their communications practitioners based in Nairobi.
  • Jane Gitau please share your progress on sourcing for the event facilitator.
  • PSS: The bold highlights are what I’m not sure of. Contributions/Recommendations will be appreciated.

03 August 2012 meeting notes

Agenda
Introduction
Shirley Tarawali / key note speaker to make a few comments
Table topics
Calender of events for various institutions for possibly collaboration