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3rd Annual EASST Impact Evaluation Summit

Description

Small-scale or subsistence farmers make up approximately 90% of the agricultural activity in Eastern and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ensuring sustainable practices, improving harvests through innovation and best practices, and connecting farmers to markets can all pay a role in promoting food security and economic growth throughout the region.

In partnership with the World Bank's Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Initiative and the National University of Rwanda, the East African Social Science Translation Collaborative (EASST) is hosting its third annual impact evaluation summit to share knowledge about the latest innovations in agricultural productivity and build greater linkages within the East African impact evaluation community. Speakers will include CEGA and DIME researchers, former Visiting Scholars from the EASST network, policymakers and development partners.  

The aim of the EASST summit is to allow social scientists from East Africa who collaborate with University of California faculty to exchange ideas and share their latest research. It also allows researchers to build linkages with development organizations, including local NGOs, civil society organizations, government offices, and advocacy groups. In addition to disseminating research results and networking, the annual impact evaluation conference is an important vehicle for building capacity on conducting rigorous impact evaluations in the region. 

For more information, contact us at global-impact-network@berkeley.edu

Date and Time

Jun 16, 2014 — Jun 21, 2014

Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Agenda

EASST Matchmaking Workshop

11:00-11:30 Welcome and Introductions

Philip Cotton, Principal, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UR

Temina Madon, Executive Director, CEGA

11:30-12:00 Session 1: Overview of EASST

Edward Kirumira, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University

Alexandra Orsola-Vidal, Global Impact Network Director, CEGA

12:00-12:30 Session 2 (Part I): Current State of CEGA’s Faculty Research

Lauren Falcao and Marshall Burke, University of California, Berkeley

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Session 2 (Part II): Current State of CEGA’s Faculty Research

Prashant Bharadwaj, University of California San Diego

Tony Vodacek, Rochester Institute of Technology

2:30-4:00 Session 3: Current State of EASST Scholars’ Research

Jeanine Condo, Alebel Weldesilassie

Constantine Manda, Vedaste Ndahindwe

Fitsum Mulugeta, Remidius Ruhinduka

Annet Adong, Reajul Chowdhury

4:00-5:00 Session 4: Matchmaking and Action Plan

Brainstorming collaborations on future research, strengthening partnerships, and the way forward

5:00 Closing Remarks

Jeanine Condo, Deputy Director of Research, School of Public Health, UR

Alexandra Orsola-Vidal, Global Impact Network Director, CEGA