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Student Interactive Session: Bringing Fresh Perspectives on Agricultural Biotechnologies

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This webcast session is now closed. You can view the webcast recording here.

Tuesday 16th February 2016, 17:30-19:00 CET
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO HQ, Rome

A special session with students from different regions of the world is being organized to identify and convey key messages from the student community to policy and decision makers on the role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition.

Student representatives from the participating universities will be joining online for a live discussion with a panel of eminent personalities. The key messages from this session will be reported in the final plenary of the symposium.

The panel members are:

  • Prof. Louise Fresco, President, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • Mme Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Natural Resources, FAO
  • Prof. Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, USA
  • Prof. Gunter Pauli, Founder of ZERI, Japan

The participating universities are:

  • Cornell University, the United States of America;
  • University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana;
  • Wageningen University, the Netherlands;
  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon;
  • Indonesia Chapter of the International Association of Agriculture Students (IAAS) from Bogor Agriculture University, Indonesia.

In preparation for the event, these universities are hosting  ‘webinars’ in their premises to follow the Opening  Session and the High Level Ministerial Segment of the symposium and gather inputs from students to present them at the Student Interactive Session.

Meet the student contributors of the session.

Join us through the webcast here, on Tuesday 16th February 2016, 17.20CET.

Follow, ask questions and contribute the discussions on Twitter with Hashtag: #AgriBiotech

The session is organized by FAO in conjunction with YPARD: Young Professionals for Agricultural Development and will be moderated by Kakoli Ghosh, FAO Partnerships Advocacy and Capacity Development Division.  It will be webcast in English, French and Spanish.

Visit the official FAO page of the intereactive student session.

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