Monday – Day 1 of the 14th Symposium of the ISTRC-AB, Zambia

Monday September 20, 2021

GMT Nigeria Zambia Event Venue
7:00-8:45 8:00 – 9:45 09:00-10:45 Opening of zoom links IITA-Ibadan
8:45-9:45 9:45 – 13:30 10:45-14:30 Opening Ceremony (Master of Ceremony) Godwin Atser and Mark Muching
8:50 9:50 10:50 1. Opening Prayer
8:55 9:55 10:55 Zambia National Athem
9:15 10:15 11:15 2. Introduction of Guests
9:25 10:25 11:25 3. ISTRC-AB President’s Welcome Address Dr Richardson Okechukwu
9:35 10:35 11:35 4. Welcome Address by the LOC Chairperson Zambia Dr Martin Chiona
9:45 10:45 11:45 5. Goodwill message farmer represenative from Zambia Mr Vincent Akamandisa
9:55 10:55 11:55 6. Goodwill message ISTRC President Prof Lateef Sanni
10:05 11:05 12:05 7. Goodwill message Executive Director NRCRI Prof  Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi
10:15 11:15 12:15 8. Goodwill message Director General of CIP Dr Barbara Wells
10:30 11:30 12:30 9. Goodwill message Director General of IITA Dr Nteranya Sanginga
11:45 12:45 13:45 10. Keynote Paper: The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers & Bananas (RTB): A Decade of Outcomes and Achievements 2012-2021 Dr Graham Thiele
12:00 13:00 14:00 11. Addresss by Minister of Agriculture and official opening of conference Honorable Minister of Agriculture, Zambia,  Hon Rebuen M. Phiri
12:05 13:05 14:15 12. Vote of thanks LOC
12:15 13:15 14:30 13. Announcements MC
12:30 13:30 14:33 Zambia National Athem