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Sunday, 12 June 2016 11:28

Meet the CTA-sponsored Social Reporters at #AASW7

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To support the outreach of the 7th Africa Agricultural Science Week (AASW7) which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 13-16 June 2016, and amplify the outreach of the outcomes of the conference, CTA has supported 8 young social reporters from across Africa to join their colleagues from YPARD in Rwanda for a social reporting activity in the framework of the AASW7 conference. Today, they are kick-starting event with a training for the social reporters. A total number of 28 On-site Reporters will work together with a larger, close to 200, team of online reporters for this event.

Meet the on-site reporters. You can start following them on Twitter!

Coulibaly Minata (Burkina Faso)
Organisation:
Twitter handle: @CoulMinata

Abe Oluwayomi Kayode (Nigeria)
Organisation: Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development HTQS-Abuja
Twitter handle: @yommgold

Wachira Emmie Kio (Kenya)
Organisation: YPARD Global Coordination Office
Twitter handle: @kioemmie

Birindwa Banyanga (Congolese(DR))
Organisation:
Twitter handle: @birindwa_arsene

Kouagheu Chemou Josiane Michael (Cameroon)
Organisation: Independent Journalist
Twitter handle: @josianekouagheu / @afriksansfaim

Diarra Assetou (Mali)
Organisation:
Twitter handle: @astaoo

Kenon Christel (Republic of Benin)
Organisation: Young Pioneers for Development ONG
Twitter handle: @Christelkenou

Zvavanyange Raymond Erick (Zimbabwe)
Organisation: YPARD Zimbabwe
Twitter handle: @Christelkenou

In the last week, the social reporters, together with the online team, had also engaged in a pre-conference e-discussion themed “youth and agriculture sciences in Africa” with the focus on 3 sub-themes.

Theme 1: Institutional systems and policies for making science work for African agriculture

Theme 2: Sustainable financing of Science, Technology and Innovation for African agriculture

Theme 3: Human capital development and the Youth

The e-discussions were facililated by the following members of the social reporting team (both onsite and remote):

•    Theme 1: Institutional systems and policies for making science work for African agriculture (Ado Woldu – English; Carole Ricco – French)
•    Theme 2: Sustainable financing of Science, Technology and Innovation for African agriculture (Djamila Mathu – English; Ily Sombé Abraham – French)
•    Theme 3: Human capital development and the Youth (Olumide Idowu – English; Louis Agbokou – French)

Two other facilitators, Oyindamola Asaaju (English) and Vanessa Linda Kapche (French) provided overall support to the facilitation of all the themes and will be helping with the summary report of the discussions.

 

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