Annual Symposium Programme

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Theme: Feeding Namibia: Agricultural Productivity and Industrialization

Programme

Date:  Thursday, 21 September 2017 

Venue: Safari Hotel and Conference Centre

Order of Proceedings


07:15 – 07:50 Registration
08:15 – 08:30 Welcoming Address:
Mr. Ipumbu Shiimi, Governor, Bank of Namibia 
 
08:30 – 09:00 Keynote Address and official opening:
Hon John Mutorwa, MP
Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
09:00 – 09:30 Feeding Namibia: An Overview of  Agricultural Productivity and   Industrialisation, Hon. Paul Smit   Former Deputy Minister of  Agriculture, Water and Forestry
09:30 – 10:00 Agricultural Transformation in Namibia: Successes, Challenges and Policy Priorities, Dr. Adeleke Salami, Senior Research Economist, African Development Bank
10:00 – 10:30 TEA BREAK
10:30 – 11:00
Promoting Inclusive Agro Allied Industrialization: Water and Infrastructure Dr. Vaino Shivute, CEO Namibia Water Corporation
11:00 – 12:30
Panel Discussion and the Way Forward: Moderated by Mr. Kazembire Zemburuka Speakers & Discussants: Mr. Percy Misika, PS, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Mr Wallie Roux, Manager Research & Development, Namibia Agricultural Union and Mr Harald Schütt, Renewable Energy Industry Association  of Namibia.
12:35 – 13:00 Vote of Thanks:
Dr Emma Haiyambo, Director of Strategic Communications & Financial Sector Development, Bank of Namibia
13:00 – 14:00 Luncheon


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