Every year the SIANI secretariat organizes a meeting in Stockholm so our members have a chance to interact with each other and to provide input for the workplan of the year ahead. This year Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development will be in the spotlight as we explore different dimensions of migration and its connections with food and agriculture. Together we will reflect on this vital topic.
This event will be live-streamed. Use #BetterAg to join the conversation on Twitter!
08:45 – 09:15 Coffee
09:15 – 09:20 Welcome to the day. Annika Åhnberg, Chair of SIANI Steering Committee
09:20 – 09:35 UN Security Council Resolution on hunger and conflict. Sigrun Rawet, Deputy Director, SIPRI
09:35 – 09:50 Migration and development. Ingela Winter-Norberg, Senior Policy Specialist Migration and Development, Sida
09:50 – 10:05 Understanding the connection: mobility, migration and rural development in West Africa, Jesper Bjarnesen, Senior Researcher, NAI
10:05 – 10:20 Supporting rural development at home: the role of the diaspora. Aster Asgedom, Water Resources Protection Officer, County board Västra Götaland
10:20 – 12:00 Round Table Dialogue ( Interactive)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Reporting back from Round Table Dialogue
14:00 – 14:15 Agripreneurship – making agribusiness appealing for the youth. Steven Carr, CEO and Co-founder, Agripreneurship Alliance.
14:15 – 14:30 Agroforestry in the ASEAN region and promising policy change. Ingrid Öborn, Department of Crop Production Ecology and Agricultural cropping systems, SLU
14:30 – 14:45 Looking back and looking forward SIANI 2019
14:45 – 15:00 Wrapping up the day, coffee and networking
Please, note that we do not offer any sponsorships or accommodation for attending the event. We see this event as providing great value for our members and as such there will be no per diem offered for attendance.