Dates: May 2013Venue: Addis Ababa, EthiopiaThe goal of this conference is to foster technological transfer in Africa, initiate and facilitate scholars and scientist exchange and short term trainings programme – between African scientists and the rest of the world, and to create a platform for agricultural dialogue and partnership between Sub- Saharan universities/ institutes and US universities /institutes; and to provide policy advice aimed at supporting policy and institutional reforms at the national and regional levels. Organizing partners include the African Union, FARA, RUFORUM and ASARECA. Jeffrey Sachs and Calestous Juma are among the invited speakers. Also, opportunities for sponsorship.www.issdet.org
Wednesday 01 May 2013 - Saturday 04 May 2013
Dates: 25–31 May 2013 Venue: Nairobi, Kenya The EU-funded project JOLISAA coordinated by CIRAD, France; the Prolinnova international network hosted by ETC Foundation, Netherlands; the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS); the AusAID-funded project Food System Innovation for Food Security (FSIFS) and other partners are to meet in May 2013to jointly discuss approaches to enhance knowledge-to-action linkages among actors in agricultural innovation systems in Africa. During WAIA, a workshop on Agricultural Innovation Systems in Africa (AISA) will take place, preceded by an Eastern Africa Farmer Innovation Fair to showcase the achievements of individual and groups of smallholder farmers in improving their farming and their livelihoods. http://aisa2013.wikispaces.com/
Saturday 25 May 2013 - Friday 31 May 2013
Dates: 27-30 May 2013 Venue: Potsdam, Germany The IMPACTS WORLD 2013 conference in Potsdam will for the first time bring together the wealth of climate change research and researchers from around the world, with the goal of setting a state-of-the-art agenda for climate impact research. IMPACTS WORLD 2013 will lay the foundation for regular, community-driven syntheses of climate change impact analyses. Learn more about the conference and sign up for the update service under: www.climate-impacts-2013.org.
Monday 27 May 2013 - Thursday 30 May 2013
Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dates: 28 - 30 May 2013 Venue: South AfricaThe Forum is co-organized with the South African Department of Science and Technology. The event is expected to attract over 600 participants, ranging from entrepreneurs, business incubator managers, policy makers and government representatives, financiers, local and international media, and development agencies for a creative networking and knowledge-sharing experience. More information.
Tuesday 28 May 2013 - Thursday 30 May 2013