Program – Thursday, February 10

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Thursday, February 10


Durbar Hall

Photo of Prime Minister at the Inaugural session

H.E. Manmohan Singh

Photo of Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Welcome Remarks

Shenggen Fan

Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Inaugural Address

H.E. Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister, Republic of India

Vote of Thanks

Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative and Chief of Staff,

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Keynote Speakers

H.E. John Kufuor, Former President, Republic of Ghana

Hillary Rodham Clinton (by video), Secretary of State, United States of America

Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, Minister, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

M. S. Swaminathan, UNESCO Chair in Ecotechnology and Chairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Republic of India

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States of America

Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines

Fawzi Al-Sultan, Chair, Board of Trustees, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Kuwait

Panel: Transforming Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Linkages

Chair: Margaret Catley-Carlson, Member, United Nations Secretary General Advisory Board on Water, Canada

Perspectives from

Carlos Perez Del Castillo, Chair, Consortium Board of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR), Uruguay

William J. Garvelink, Deputy Coordinator for Development, Feed the Future, USA

Namanga Ngongi, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya

Derek Yach, Senior Vice President, Global Health and Agriculture Policy, PepsiCo, USA

Dinner Event 19:00

Shah Jehan Hall