The DAT UnConference brings together a group of 50 Innovators, Thought Leaders, Opinion Formers and Market Specialists for a full day of unvarnished discussion and debate. This will give the participants an opportunity to network with peers before the conference and an ability to bring forward various challenges and possible solutions in the Agri ecosystem landscape from their vast experience in the agri industry.
Ahead of the Disruptive Agriculture Technology Challenge and Conference (5-6 April 2019), we want to hear the voice of the hand-picked group of 50. The UnConference will harness the collective experience, knowledge, and brainpower to co-create workable and actionable solutions that unlock the potential of the Agriculture sector in Kenya to impact a million smallholder farmers by 2020.
The participants will be divided into six groups based on the following themes with respective moderators:
Data & Analytics
First mile and last mile access
The key contributions garnered at the UnConference will be shared at the Panel Sessions of the DAT Conference - in other words, this group will be helping to shape the conversation(s) at the Conference.
Registration and Networking
8:30 - 8:40 am
Opening remarks by Dr. Parmesh Shah
8:40 - 8:50 am
Setting the Context and introducing the Facilitator by Sriram Bharatam
8:50 - 9:30 am
9:30 - 11:00 am
11:00 - 11:15 am
11:15 - 01:00 pm
1:00 - 02:00 pm
Lunch + Group Photo
2:00 - 04:00 pm
Session 04 & 05
4:00 - 04:10 pm
Closing remarks by Dina
4:10 - 5:00 pm
Tea Break & Networking (leave at leisure)
Welcomed by:Prof. Hamadi Boga, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation (MoALFI) & Jeehye Kim, Agriculture Economist, The World Bank Group
Shaun Ferris, Director of Agriculture and Livelihoods, Catholic Relief Service
Tania Lozanski, Senior Manager, International Financial Corporation (IFC)
12:00 – 1:00 pm
How will your approach/innovation help ensure Kenyan farmers have achieved disruptive changes in productivity using the latest knowledge, training, practices, and data?
Presentations and pitching by shortlisted innovators
1:00 - 2:15 pm
2:15 – 2:30 pm
Ignite Talk: Harnessing the Power of Communities
Sriram Bharatam, Founder & Chief Mentor, Kuza Biashara Limited