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Oasis Pre-Proposal Workshop -Draft Agenda
20-22 August 2007
CIRAD/IRD, Montpellier, France

Version 15 August 2007

Workshop objective: provide content, outlines and guidelines to the writing group which will finalize the pre-proposal document on the following two days

Monday August 20: Orientation

Morning: Opening session and overviews
Chair: Alexandre Ickowicz; Rapporteur: Marc Neyra

0830-0900

- Welcoming remarks by CIRAD and IRD Hosts

Etienne Hainzelin, Georges De Noni

0900-0910

- Opening comments by CGIAR convening centers

William Dar, Richard Thomas

0910-0920

Opening comments by co-proponent European DesertNet (EDN)

Mariam Akhtar-Schuster

0920-0930

Opening comments by co-proponent Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS)

Sokona Youba

0930-1000

- Opening comments by donors

Estelle Godart

1000-1030

Break; group photo

 

1030-1100

Brief Oasis overview, purpose of the Workshop, and Agenda review

Mark Winslow

1100-1125

Oasis science overview

Richard Thomas

1125-1150

Oasis partnership overview

Saidou Koala

1150-1215

Oasis resource mobilization overview

Barry Shapiro

1230-1330

Lunch

Afternoon: Regional desertification issues/priorities, and working group organization
Chair: KPR Vittal Rapporteur: Rodomiro Ortiz

(10 minute presentations by one rep per region plus 5 min discussion, ending with 1 hour crosscutting discussion)

1330-1345

East Asia (China)

Xu Jianchu

1345-1400

South Asia

Y.S. Ramakrishna

 

Central Asia and Caucasus

Christopher Martius

1400-1415

West Asia/North Africa

Ismail A. Hussein

1415-1430

East Africa

Eldad Tukahirwa

1430-1445

Southern Africa

Claus Hager

1445-1500

West/Central Africa

Mahamadou Gandah

1500-1515

Latin America and the Caribbean

Juan Carlos Alurralde

1515-1535

Break

 

1535-1630

Cross cutting discussion of regional issues/priorities

Oliver Oliveros

1630-1730

KStream brief overviews (10 min. each incl. discussion)

KStream leaders

1730-1800

Formation of KStream Interest Groups (KIGs)

Mark Winslow

1800-1830

Discussion of KIG tasks for the coming days; outputs and timeline; roles and responsibilities

Mark Winslow

 

Evening

Cocktail get-together

Hosted by Oasis donors

 

 

Tuesday August 21: Main Elements of the Pre-Proposal

Morning: Plenary discussions of main elements

Chair: Luca Montanarella Rapporteur: TBA

0830-0900

What does the CGIAR expect to see in the pre-proposal?

John Pender

0900-1000

Science elements - discussion

Richard Thomas

1000-1020

Break

 

1020-1110

Partnership elements - discussion

Danièle Clavel

1110-1140

Overlaps with climate change and high value crops

TBA

1140-1200

Resource mobilization elements - discussion

Ola Smith

1200-1230

Impact pathway approach to structuring the pre-proposal

Joanna Kane-Potaka

1230-1330

Lunch

 

Afternoon: Breakout into KIGs to formulate KStream sections

1330-1530

Breakout into KIGs to brainstorm/review their sections of the pre-proposal

KStream leaders with rapporteurs

1530-1550

BREAK and checkup on progress

 

1550-1730

KIGs continue

 

1730-1830

KIGs present outlines/guidelines to plenary including brief discussion (10 min total each)

KStream leaders with rapporteurs

 

Evening

Group Dinner

Hosted by CIRAD/IRD and Oasis donors

 

Wednesday August 22: Synthesis

Morning: Synthesis and integration in plenary

Chair: Youba Sokona Rapporteur: Frances Turkelboom

0830-0930

Cross-cutting science issues and guidelines

Gérard Begni

0930-1030

Cross-cutting partnership issues and guidelines

Nuhu Hatibu

1030-1050

Break

 

1050-1150

Cross-cutting resource mobilization issues and guidelines

Ola Smith

1150-1230

Implementing Oasis through projects: discussion

Joanna Kane-Potaka

1230-1330

Lunch

 

Afternoon: Project development, and main workshop wrap-up

Chair: Mariam Akhtar-Schuster Rapporteur: TBA

1330-1530

Breakout into groups according to KIGs to identify and outline project ideas & teams

 

1530-1550

Break

 

1550-1700

Project presentations to plenary, and discussions (10 min. per KIG + 20 min. synthesis discussion)

KIG leaders/rapporteurs

1700-1800

Overall workshop summary, review, discussion and recommendations/plans for next steps

Mark Winslow

1800-1830

Votes of thanks, and closing of main workshop session

Gerard Matheron

 

 

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