The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

Programme

PRE FORUM PROGRAMME (23rd & 24th April)
Coaching and Pitching & Incubation Mentorship Training

Time

Title of Presentation

Lead Coaches

Objective of the Theme

 DAY ONE  Sunday 23 April 2017

8:30 – 9.00

Welcome Coffee

 

 

 

09:15 – 11:15

 Setting the Stage
Introductions
Feedback and Discussions on the Proposals

From Idea to Market

Foster Ofosu
Jayne Musumba
Ken Lohento
Enock  Yonazi

  • Introduction of participants and mentors.
  • General discussions on the proposals submitted by the participants
  • Overview of the Innovation Development Process

Coffee Break 11:15 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:15

Mapping the Ecosystem for your Business Idea

Tosh Juma
Foster Ofosu

  • Design Thinking Tools
  • Business Model/ Canvas Review
  • Defining the Needs, Market, Service & Revenue
  • Developing a Value Proposition

12:15 – 13:00

Mapping the Ecosystem for your Business Idea

Gloria Muhoro
Sam Mathey

  • Business Canvas Review/ Inclusiveness (Gender, Social, Environmental, Economic)
  • Designing Alternative Financing Options

Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

Mapping the Ecosystem for your Business Idea

Michael Sudarkasa

Protecting your technologies and business
Intellectual property rights

15:00 – 16:00

Selling your Story

Foster Ofosu

Writing Business Proposals
Pitching for Success

Coffee Break 16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 17:30

Keynotes on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Alex Ariho
Ada Osakwe

 

Motivational Speeches

17:30 – 18:30

Knowledge Exchange

All

B2B Exchanges between participants and mentors

Participants will work on a revised version of their proposals incorporating knowledge gained from the training.  Coaches and mentors would avail themselves for consultation if needed.

Time

Title of Presentation

Lead Coaches

Objective of the Theme

 DAY ONE  Sunday 23 April 2017

8:30 – 9.00

Welcome Coffee

 

 

 

09:15 – 11:15

 

Setting the Stage
Introductions
Feedback and Discussions on the Proposals

From Idea to Market

 

Foster Ofosu
Jayne Musumba
Ken Lohento
Enock  Yonazi

 

  • Introduction of participants and mentors.
  • General discussions on the proposals submitted by the participants
  • Overview of the Innovation Development Process

Coffee Break 11:15 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:15

Mapping the Ecosystem for your Business Idea

Tosh Juma
Foster Ofosu

  • Design Thinking Tools
  • Business Model/ Canvas Review
  • Defining the Needs, Market, Service & Revenue
  • Developing a Value Proposition

12:15 – 13:00

Mapping the Ecosystem for your Business Idea

Gloria Muhoro
Sam Mathey

  • Business Canvas Review/ Inclusiveness (Gender, Social, Environmental, Economic)
  • Designing Alternative Financing Options

Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

Mapping the Ecosystem for your Business Idea

Michael Sudarkasa

Protecting your technologies and business
Intellectual property rights

15:00 – 16:00

Selling your Story

Foster Ofosu

Writing Business Proposals
Pitching for Success

Coffee Break 16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 17:30

Keynotes on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Alex Ariho
Ada Osakwe

 

Motivational Speeches

17:30 – 18:30

Knowledge Exchange

All

B2B Exchanges between participants and mentors

Participants will work on a revised version of their proposals incorporating knowledge gained from the training.  Coaches and mentors would avail themselves for consultation if needed.

FORUM PROGRAMME (25 – 26 April 2017)

DAY 1:  25th APRIL  2017

Time

Activity

Discussants

08:00-09:00

Registration, Multi Media, Cultural Show and Video Shows

09:00-10:30

Partner Statements

Dr. Nteranya Sanginga, Director General, IITA – Host
Mr. Ken Lohento, ICT for Agriculture Programme Coordinator, CTA
Dr. Alex Ariho, CEO, AAIN
Mr. Adim Jibunoh, Business Dev. Director, Heirs Holdings
Mr. Francis Shobo, Deputy MD, First Bank Ltd.

Official Opening and Keynote

Moderator: Abimbola Adebakin
Rapporteru: Mame Soce Sene, AfDB

Dr. Chiji Ojukwu, Director, AfDB
Ministry of Agriculture – Fed. Gov. of Nigeria (TBC)
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, AfDB
H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President

10:30-11:00

Tea/ Coffee Break

11:00-11:30

Experiences of African Youth
Agripreneurs
Rapporteur: Nnaemeka Korie, AfDB

Mercy Wakawa, Groundnut Oil, Nigeria
Gael Murara, CEO, GroceWheels, Rwanda
Joyce Kyalema, Josmak Int'l Ltd, Uganda
Noel Mulinganya, Cassava Flour, DRC

11:30-12:30

Agripreneur Debate
"Governments should subsidize financing for youth in Agriculture"  

Moderator: Oludare Odusanya, IITA Agripreneur
Rapporteur: Sandrine Ebakisse , AfDB

Debaters

  • For: Nono Sekhoto and Sam Turyatunga
  • Against: Zacchaeus Isuwa Baggi and Awa Caba

12:30–13:00

PRESS CONFERENCE

Youth Leaders, Government and Development
Partners

12:30–14:00

Lunch/ Networking/ Exhibition/ Speed Mentorship & Creating New Businesses and Alliances

Global partnerships for Youth in Agribusiness – Reflections and Successes

14:00–15:30

Unique Perspectives and Successes of Youth Agripreneurship

Moderator: Cheick Diarra, CEO, Mali Agribusiness Incubation Hub
Rapporteur: Gracia Kahasha, AfDB

Emna Ben Mustapha, Aquaspir, Tunisia
Kimani Muturi, MD Afribanana, Kenya
Awa Caba, CEO Sooretul, Senegal 
Beauty Manake, MD Kunga Farms, Botswana
Molayo Owoeye, Agripreneur, IITA

15:30-16:00

Tea/Coffee Break

16:00-17:30

Opportunities in African Agribusiness with Concrete Examples

Moderator: Ken Johm, Lead Agricultural Economist, AfDB
Rapporteur: Jayne Musumba, AfDB

Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group
Elly Mwale, CEO, Glymo
Toni Mpoy, Grants and Internships Manager, AfricaLead
Charles Kwesiga, Exec. Director, Uganda Industrial Research Institute
Agriculture Industry – OCP  

17:30–18:30

Cocktail with Cultural Troupe Performance


DAY 2:  26 April 2017

Financing Youth in Agribusiness

Time

Activity

Discussants

09:00-10:30

Innovative Finance that Works for Youth in Agribusiness

Moderator: Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group
Rapporteur: Ometere Omoluabi-Davies, AfDB

Anna Samake, Senior Partner, AHL Venture
Sam Mathey, CEO, 0 Capital/AFEED
Mamadou Toure, CEO, Ubuntu Capital
Godfrey Mwindaare, Director, Acumen Capital
Somachi Chris-Asoluka, Head - Policy and External Relations, Tony Elumelu Foundation

10:30-11:00

Tea/ Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

Vision for A New Africa: The Future of Youth in Networked Agribusiness Economies

Moderator: Abisola Adedigba, IITA Agripreneur
Rapporteur: Anouar Ouedraogo, AfDB

Parmesh Shah, Global Lead, Jobs and Rural Livelihoods, World Bank
Lilian Uwintwali, CEO, M-AHWIII Ltd.
Ayo Sotinrin, Africa 2.0
Edson Mpyisi, Ag. Coordinator, ENABLE Youth, AfDB

12:30-14:00

Lunch/ Networking/ Exhibition/ Speed Mentorship & Creating New Businesses and Alliances

AGRIPITCH SESSION – FINALISTS

14:00-16:30

AGRI-PITCH (1)
e-Agriculture innovations (ICT4Ag innovations)

AGRI-PITCH (2)
Agricultural production, processing and harvesting innovations

AGRI-PITCH (3)
Agricultural value chains financing innovations

16:30 – 17:00

Special Initiatives and Partners

 

Closing Remarks
Moderator: Ken Johm, AfDB
Rapporteur: Gloria Muhoro, AfDB

Dr. Daniel Karanja, Initiative for Global Development (IGD)
Dr. Joao Bosco Monte, Instituto Brasil Africa

Dr. Chiji Ojukwu, Director, AfDB

19:30-23:00

AgriPitch Grand Prize Dinner

  • Award Night for successful pitches + recognition to notable organizations for contributing to Agribusiness in Africa
  •  Youth Talent Night/ Entertainment 
  • Live Band