3rd PPM Draft Agenda

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3rd PACA Partnership Platform Meeting

2-4 October 2018

King Fahd Palace Hotel, Dakar, Senegal

Theme:Scaling-out Country-led Approaches for Sustainable Aflatoxin Mitigation in Africa



Draft Agenda

DAY 1:  2nd October 2018





Official Opening Ceremony



Session moderator:  Hon. Minister for Agriculture & Rural Equipment, Senegal, Dr. Papa Abdoulaye Seck


  • Brief Remarks, Regional Programme Leader for Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Dr. Abebe Hailegabriel (confirmed)
  • Vote of thanks, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission, H.E. Ambassador Josefa Sacko (confirmed)
  • Welcome Remark, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (confirmed)
  • Opening address, President of the Republic of Senegal, H.E. Macky Sall (confirmed)


10:00 – 10:45

Market Place

Chairperson of the AUC, President of the Republic of Senegal, Ministers and other dignitaries to walk through the Market Place (Key highlights: posters, products, documents, audio-visual displays)

10:45 – 11:15

Photo Session

Press conference

Photo session and press conference for VIPs





High level Ministerial Panel Discussion

  • Hon. Minister of Central African Republic
  • Hon. Minister of Equatorial Guinea
  • Hon. Minister of South Sudan
  • Hon. Minister of Sudan
  • Hon. Minister of Uganda
  • Hon. Minister of Zimbabwe


1.00 – 2.00


2:00 – 3:00

Market Place (continues)

Key highlights: posters, products, documents, audio-visual displays, tea & coffee station

3.00 - 3.30


3.30 – 5.30

Side events

Parallel Side Events:

  • Africa food safety index: consultation and validation of the concept and next steps; convener: AU, CTA, FAO, WHO, IAEA, Nestle, SODIFITEX
  • Scaling aflatoxin mitigation technologies and practices: lessons from the field; convener: IITA
  • Non-state actors – role in scaling aflatoxin control approaches; convener: CAADP CNC
  • Communicating effectively for enhanced aflatoxin control and mitigation of impacts; convener: CAADP Journalists Network
  • Policy sensitization on food safety and aflatoxin control; convener: PACA and partners
  • Post-harvest mitigation strategies for aflatoxin reduction; convener: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss




DAY 23rd October 2018




8:30 – 9:30

Technical Session 1: Welcome and introductions

Technical Session Opening

  • Brief remarks
  • REC Representative (ECOWAS)
  • Development partner representative (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Development partner representative (European Union)
  • Director, rural economy & agriculture, Godfrey Bahiigwa
  • Introductions, expectations, objectives, groundrules and process outline – Facilitator

9:30 – 11:00

Technical Session 2a: Scene-Setting


State of PACA 2018

  • Key highlights, achievements and lessons from the last two years - Amare Ayalew, PACA secretariat
  • Presentation of meeting theme & objectives – Why we are ready to scale the PACA approach – Winta Sintayehu, PACA secretariat
  • Q&A and discussions


Technical Session 2b: Scene-Setting – Principles and Practice of scaling


Understanding scaling:

  • Input presentation: concepts and models for scaling: Fatunbi Oluwole, Forum for Agricultural Research for Africa
  • Scaling in practice: Chile’s experience in Aflatoxin mitigation: Pedro Enriquez Alfaro, Ministry of Agriculture of Chile
  • Regional experience in scaling: Brett Rierson, Global Postharvest Management Center of Excellence, World Food Programme
  • Industry experience in scaling: Bob Baker, Mars Incorporated
  • Industry experience in scaling: Kimwanga Mhando, East African Grain Council
  • Lessons from Scaling Up Nutrition: SUN representative
  • Table Buzz Groups: What key elements should be considered in  scaling Aflatoxin control in Africa  - what works and what doesn’t work?

11:00 – 11:30


11:30 – 13:00

Technical Session 3: Scaling the PACA Country Model   


  • Input Presentation: The PACA country-led approach for aflatoxin managementWezi Chunga, PACA Secretariat


  • Panel Discussion on PACA Model: RECs, PACA pilot countries + new countries
  • New country rep (Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia)
  • Pilot country rep (Senegal, Tanzania)


  • Perspectives on the PACA country model from key stakeholder groups (5 mins): How the country model can work better for us?
  • Private sector representative: Mustapha Colley- The National Food Security Processing and Marketing Corporation, The Gambia
  • Development partners: GIZ


  • Plenary discussions and buzz groups: synthesising the key principles for scaling (up-scaling and out-scaling)


13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00


Technical Session 4: Exploring Opportunities for Scaling Aflatoxin Management






  • Scaling opportunities (& challenges) in key Technologies & Management Practices (TMPs) and Sectors
  • Parallel Breakout Sessions:  
  • Scaling Aflasafe: Scene setting presentation by Abdou Konlambigue, Aflasafe Technology Transfer & Commercialization Program
  • Scaling good pre-harvest, storage and handling practices; scene setting presentation by Nigeria
  • Trade & markets: market linkages at scale and capturing opportunities and incentives of AfCFTA; scene setting presentation by Prudence Sebahizi, Department of Trade and Industry, AUC
  • Nutrition: scaling options to mitigate the public health effects of aflatoxins; scene setting presentation by Penjani Mkwanbula, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  • Role of youth and women in scaling; scene setting presentation by CTA

16:00 – 16:30


16:30 – 17:30

Technical Session 4: Opportunities for Scaling 

Group Report Back & Plenary discussions





DAY 3 – 4th October 2018




8:30 – 10:30

Technical Session 5: Developing A Continental Roadmap for Scaling Aflatoxin Mitigation


Recap of Day 1

Session objectives: To crystalize and synthesise a plan for scaling at country level. 1) scaling issues, 2). Main actions and 3). Stakeholder roles and responsibilities.

  1. New countries (Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe – How to start, or enhance what is already being done or enhance what is already being done (key actions and diverse actors)
  2. Pilot countries (Nigeria, Uganda) – How to deepen engagement in aflatoxin control action plan implementation (key actions and diverse actors)

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 13:00

Techincal Session 5: Developing A Continental Roadmap for Scaling Aflatoxin Mitigation

Report back: Highlights and discussions on generic action plans and scaling strategies

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Session 6: Closing Session

  • Synthesis Panel of three to summarize key points from the meeting
  • Next steps – Facilitator & PACA secretariat



  • Closing remarks
  • REC Representative (EAC)
  • Hon. Minister for agriculture & rural equipment, Senegal, Dr. Papa Abdoulaye Seck
  • Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission, H.E. Ambassador Josefa Sacko (confirmed)
  • Official closing,  Prime Minister of Senegal, H.E. Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne(confirmed)