Public Seminar co-hosted by ZEF and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

October 10, 2023 | 16:00 h - 19:00 h

Public Seminar co-hosted by Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT):

Topic: A changing world - sustainable and resilient dryland food systems

Date & time: Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 4:00 PM (CEST)

Venue: Center for Development Research (ZEF), Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn, conference room, ground floor

Program: 4:00 - 6:00 PM (CEST)

Welcome remarks

  • Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim (Executive Director ZEF): Welcome
  • Prof. Dr. Prabhu Pingali (Board Chair ICRISAT): Setting the stage
  • Dr. Jackie Hughes (Director General ICRISAT): ICRISAT’s strategy and impact in the drylands



  • Dr. Victor Afari-Sefa (Director Global Research Program - Enabling Systems Transformation): Leveraging smart food for enhanced nutrition in the era of climate change adaptation
  • Dr. Mangi Lal Jat (Director Global Research Program - Resilient Farm and Food Systems): Integrated systems approach for building resilience of drylands (virtual)
  • Dr. Rebbie Harawa (Regional Program – Africa): ICRISAT’s contributions and strategy for sub-Saharan Africa


Panel discussion and Q&A with the following panelists:

  • Dr. Victor Afari-Sefa (ICRISAT)
  • Dr. Rebbie Harawa (ICRISAT)
  • Dr. Thomas Breuer (GIZ)
  • Dr. Sarada Krishnan (Global Crop Trust)
  • Dr. Juliet Wanjiku Kamau (ZEF)

Moderator: Cathy Reade (ICRISAT)

Closing remarks

  • Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim (Executive Director ZEF)


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CEST) Reception and refreshments in ZEF's foyer


Please register here (Deadline: September 29, 2023 / 6 PM CEST)


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