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Scaling up Disruptive Digital Technologies in Kenyan Agriculture

Developing a Knowledge and Innovation Eco-System for a million farmers

April 5 - 6, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya

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Felipe Jaramillo
Country Director, World Bank
Hon. Mwangi Kuinjuri
Cabinet Secretary, MoALFI
Anup Jagwani
Principal Investment Officer, IFC
Olukemi Dolly Afun-ogidan
Principal Agribusiness Officer, African Development Bank
Shudhan Kohli
Founder and CEO, Grey Elephant Ventures
Dina Umali Deininger
Practice Manager in the Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank
Prof. Hamadi Boga
Principal Secretary, MoALFI
Michael Hailu
Director, CTA
Michael Tsan
Partner, Dalberg Advisors
Betty Kibaara
Associate Director, Food Initiative, Rockefeller Foundation
Erick Fernandes
Adviser, Agriculture & Rural Development, World Bank
Sandeep Khapre
Isaac Rutenberg
Director of CIPIT
Edson Mpyisi
Chief Financial Economist Coordinator – Enable Youth Program African Development Bank Group
Stewart Collis
Senior Program Officer, Digital Agriculture Solutions, Gates Foundation
Dr. Ladisy Komba Chengula
Lead Agricultural Economist, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank
Dr. Kala Fleming
Co-Founder & Director, Diaspora AI
Gerbren Haaksma
Business Development Manager, East Africa, Waterwatch Cooperative
Debisi Araba
Director, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Christophe Bocquet
Senior Data Scientist & AgriTech Lead
Boniface Akuku
Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
Reuben Gicheha
Program Officer, Financial Inclusion, AGRA
Martine Jansen
Manager Data-Driven Innovation at Rabo Foundation
Lucas Meso
Managing Director, Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC)
Parmesh Shah
Global Lead for Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Jobs, Agriculture, World Bank
Leesa Shrader
AgriFin Accelerate Program Director, Mercy Corps/AFA
Sriram Bharatam
Founder and Chief Mentor, Kuza
Tim Chambers
Managing Director and founder, Inspira Farms
Makena Ireri
Senior Associate, CLASP
Graham Benton
Operations Manager, AgSol
Faith Chege
East African Venture Associate at FACTOR[e] Ventures
Sidhartha Samal
General Manager, OLAM
Sanda Ojiambo
Head of Corporate Responsibility, Safaricom
Mary Nzomo
CEC, Trans Nzoia County
Castro Antwi-Dandso
Director of Sales and Marketing, ESOKO
Benjamin Kwasi Addom
Team Leader, ICTs for Agriculture at CTA (ACP-EU)
Tania Lozansky
Global Head of Advisory, Manufacturing Agribusiness and Services, IFC
Shaun Ferris
Director of Agriculture and Livelihoods Program - Catholic Relief Services
Mikael Hook
Director, RAF Learning
Janalize van Buuren
East and Central Africa divisional sales manager, John Deere
John Logan
Country Director, Kenya, TechnoServe
Siddharth Chatterjee
UN Civil Servant, TEDx Speaker, Feminist, Humanitarian, Half Marathoner,

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