Afrique-orientale-australe AFORA News
This page displays a subjective selection of institutionnal events related to Cirad activities in the Eastern and Southern Africa.
26 August 2014
Le Dr J. K. Kimemia, coordinateur du projet CVAS (Coffee Value Addition Support ), a invité trois des quatre institutions partenaires à signer avec le Coffee Research Foundation (CRF), les contrats qui décrivent les modalités de mise en œuvre des activités dont ils ont la responsabilité. La signature a eu lieu à la Direction du CRF le 26 août 2014. La Fédération des coopératives de Murang'a, le Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), et le CRF étaient représentés par leurs Directeurs, Ephantus Wanjohi, Sylvance A. Sange, et le Dr Elijah K. Gichuru. Pour le Cirad, étaient présents les Dr Jacques Lançon, Directeur régional, et Fabrice Pinard.
15 July 2014
From the 2nd to the 7th of June 2014, Cirad contributed to the organisation of the Governance Innovation Week at the University of Pretoria.
4 June 2014
From the 12th to the 15th of May 2014, the RP-PCP platform and the AHEAD-GLTFCA program (Animal and Human Health for the Environment and Development) have jointly organised a conference on transboundary protected areas (TFCA). This conference took place in Hwange Safari Lodge, Hwange district, Zimbabwe.
25 May 2014
Associated with 7 other research organisations or higher agricultural education, Cirad is a member of the French consortium for agriculture, food, animal health and the environment, Agreenium. In 2014, the Consortium is the promoter of activites bringing together several of its members.
14 May 2014
For the 6th time, the International Centre for Water Economics and Governance, (IWEGA), based at the Faculty of Agronomy at the Eduardo Mondlane University, brought together its Advisory Board in Pretoria, South Africa, on the 14th of May 2014. The session was presided over by Dr. Hilmy SALLY, former researcher at IWMI (International Water Management Institute ).
7 May 2014
Under the guidance of His Excellence Rémi Maréchaux, the French Ambassador to Kenya, a framework agreement for cooperation between the three French institutes of research present in Kenya and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology was signed on the 6th of May 2014 in Nairobi by the Cabinet Minister Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, and the Principal Secretary of the Ministry, Prof. Collette Suda, and by Christian Thibon for IFRA, Dr. Alain Borgel for IRD and Dr. Jacques Lançon for Cirad.
25 March 2014
The monitoring committee of collaborations between Cirad and the Eduardo Mondlane University (Maputo, Mozambique) took place on the 25th of March 2014 in the Rector's office in the university campus. The meeting was presided over by the director of cooperation, Dr Carlos LUCAS.
25 February 2014
During his African tour, the Deputy Jean-François Mancel, contributor to the «public aid for development» commission met, on the 25th of February, researchers from Cirad and IRD posted at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe). Mr Mancel was accompanied by Mr. Jérémie Blin, cooperation councillor and Alain Borgel, the IRD representative.
21 February 2014
Two working sessions on the CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP/FTA) were held in Nairobi, at Icraf between the 28th and 31st of January 2014. A Cirad representative who joined the CRP in late 2012, Alain Billand, Director of the Cirad-BSEF Research Unit, participated in two sessions of strategic programming, alongside representatives of the four centers involved CGIAR, CIFOR, ICRAF, Bioversity and CIAT and CATIE.
28 January 2014
Cirad organised a workshop on the international influence of research programs from Cirad in the Reunion on the 27th and 28th January 2014, at 3 P (Pôle de Protection des Plantes) in St Pierre, Réunion (France). Cirad is indeed engaged with the European Union as well as the local trustees (region and department), tant vis à vis de l'Union Européenne que de ses tutelles locales (région et département), to register, as early as 2015 a significant part of its resarch activities in the research and training platforms.