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Friday, September 16 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Agricultural Data as Public Good for Africa’s Prosperity

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The agricultural industry is the largest economic sector in most G77 countries, with the potential of creating opportunities for shared prosperity and ending poverty. The session will explore agricultural transformation that could leverages connectivity & mobile devices to deliver critical information (soil, crop, weather), market facilitation and financial services.

Session Action Officer
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Casper Sitemba

SENIOR DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT OF KENYA
casper.sitemba@gmail.com

Session Speaker
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Willy Bett

Cabinet Secretary, Republic of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Willy Kipkorir Bett is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. By the time of his appointment to the Cabinet, Mr. Bett was serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Seed Company, a position he held for six years (2009-2015). During his tenure, the company’s financial performance grew significantly from a turnover of KES2.9 billion in 2011 to KES5.0 billion in 2015 with a paradox profit of KES50 million... Read More →
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Sonigitu Asibong Ekpe

Head of Biodiversity and Ecotourism, Cross River State Government
Mr. Sonigitu Ekpe is a Staff of the Cross River State Government and he his currently deployed to the Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Conservation, Governor's Office. Mr Ekpe, holds a National Diploma in Fisheries Technology, Higher National Diploma in Agriculture & Management Technology, B.Sc Environmental Protection and Resource Management, M. Sc Forestry & Environmental Management. He holds an International Diploma in... Read More →
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Sammy Kanai

MANAGING DIRECTOR, EWASO NYIRO SOUTH DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
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Andre Laperriere

Executive Director, GODAN Secretariat
Mr. André Laperriere joined the Global Open Data Initiative on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) as its first Executive Director, in September 2015. During his career, Mr. Laperriere has led/managed numerous projects on behalf of large Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations and the World Bank. In this context he played a senior role in the design and the implementation of major reforms within a number of... Read More →
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K. Sing'oei

ADVISOR, GOVERNMENT OF KENYA
I am an attorney keenly interested in public administration, governance and rule of law
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Frank Tumwebaze

Minister for ICT, Government

Friday September 16, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Trianon

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