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Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit

May 15 - May 16

Nairobi, Kenya

15-16 May 2018

The objective of the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit is to provide an opportunity for cross-sector networking and knowledge exchange that is competent and neutral, technical and commercial by bringing together all stakeholders, including regional governments and policymakers, the private sector and research organizations, UN agencies and civil society.

On the second day of the conference, two sessions will focus on supporting farmers with open data.

16 May 2018, 13:30 | Roundtable Discussions

Delegates are invited to participate in topic-specific interactive networking sessions to discuss themes in more detail and off-the-record.

One of the topics will be ICT for agri and mAgri Solutions: Supporting Farmers Through Technology; Data Collection and Sharing Among Actors with Boniface Akuku, Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO).

16 May 2018, 14:20 | Panel Discussion: The Power of Agricultural Intelligence and Open Data

Using data to enable high-level insights can make practices more effective for rural economies. But not all farmers have access to data, tools or the understanding to make actionable insight from generated information. How can we enable more effective decision making, create innovation and promote transparency?

  • The value of open data for enhancing cultivation practices
  • Establishing a unified approach to data and ownership of data
  • Exploring the nexus between agricultural extension and ICT4Ag to harness AI driven innovations

MODERATOR: Ida Ng’ang’a, Director Strategic Partnerships, Regional Consortium for
Development Africa (RCD)


  • Kiringai Kamau, Programme Lead, UoN’s Center for Agricultural Networking and
    Information Sharing (CANIS)
  • Christine Lamanna, Climate Change Decision Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
  • Catherine Lilian Nakalembe, Assistant Research Professor Department of Geographical
    Sciences, University of Maryland

Click here to see the full agenda.


May 15
May 16
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Trademark Hotel
Nairobi, Kenya + Google Map