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Coopen Summit | Voices of African Innovation 2022: international event coming soon.

We are pleased to invite you to attend the "Coopen Summit - Voices of African Innovation 20 22," an international event to be held online on November 24, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. CET time.

The objective of the event is to promote the solutions developed during the Coopen program in response to the challenges of the Circular Economy and Sustainable Food and Agriculture, in order to disseminate knowledge and best practices acquired through the pilot projects implemented.

Coopen is a participatory Open Innovation pathway aimed at experimenting with impactful solutions to address some of the major challenges of international development cooperation in Africa.
The path fosters the emergence of partnerships between Civil Society Organizations and Italian-African innovators and contributes to the achievement of some of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Coopen initiative is part of the Innovation for Development program promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Compagnia San Paolo and is managed by Cariplo Factory, with contributions from JengaLab, Centro Tiresia of the Milan Polytechnic and Effecinque.

For more information regarding the project"Traceability and product quality system for fresh products in Ethiopian agri value chain" read the article.


11:00-11:35| Welcome and institutional greetings

Gladys H. Morales, Senior Innovation Adviser at the Change Delivery and Innovation Unit - IFAD

11:35-11:55 | Keynote speech Food and Sustainable Agriculture // Cooperation and Development

Caroline Legros, Deputy Director Innovation and Knowledge Management Division - World Food Programme

11:55-12:30| Presentation of projects  

  • Innovative solutions for pig tracing, Kenya | Mani Tese - GenePlus Global Limited
  • Traceability and product quality system for fresh products in Ethiopian agri value chain, Ethiopia | LVIA - Apio S.r.l
  • Sénégal Circulaire, Senegal | LVIA - Circular Market S.r.l.

12:30-1:00 p.m. | Networking session

13:10-14:00| Lunch Break & One to One   

14:00-14:20| Keynote speech Circular Economy

Amelia Kuch, Circular Economy Policy Manager - Ellen MacArthur Foundation   

14:20-15:00| Presentation of projects

  • Valorization and Resilience of local seeds in Nakuru, Kenya | Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity - Seed Team
  • Agro-enterprise for sustainable development, Senegal | ENGIM - Mobique Srl.
  • Informed Decision Processes: pilot project of data collection among pastoral communities in Isiolo County, Kenya | Actionaid - TriM s.r.l  
  • Eco platform for plastic collection and recycling in Mathare, Kenya | LiveinSlums onlus - ValueBin S.r.l

15:00-15:30| Networking session

15:30-16:10| Presentation of projects

  • Agriculture 2.0 for Alito, Uganda | C&D - Lentera Africa  
  • Enhancements of skills and productivity of 500 small farmers in Meru County, Kenya | CEFA/COL'OR NGO - Lentera Africa
  • Innovative technology at the service of a sustainable agricultural model in Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso | ACRA Foundation - First Principle
  • Value From Waste, Uganda | AVSI Foundation - Marula ProTeen Ldt.

16:10-16:40| Networking session  

16:40-17:00| Greetings keynote speech
Maximo Torero, Chief Economist - Food and Agriculture Organization FAO

Participation in the event is free, after registering on Eventbrite

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