East & Southern Africa breeding operations workshop

  • Date
    21.03.22 > 25.03.22
  • Time
    08:00 am

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Operational leaders from breeding programs in the East Africa region will discuss progress and strategies on improving breeding operations within the regional scope. This is part of EiB’s Breeding Operations Network for Development (BOND) ongoing support for breeding operations teams. In shared sessions with breeders in EiB’s breeding scheme design workshop we will discuss challenges and strategies for improvement.

Agenda

Day 1 – 21 March

Start

End

Description

Presenters

8:00 am

9:30 am

Registration

Carol/Millie

8:30 am

9:00 am

Intro Session/Common Session with Module 2

Jan

9:00 am

10:00 am

Center Assessment Overview (Operations Perspective)

Vinicius

10:00 am

10:20 am

Break

10:20 am

11:00 am

Components of Breeding Operational Structure

Vinicius

11:00 am

12:00 pm

IITA Integrated Breeding Operations

Alick

12:00 pm

1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

2:30 pm

Shared Breeding Services – Introduction to Initiative Design Teams (IDT)

Young Wha (Virtual)

2:45 pm

4:00 pm

Integrating IDTs from IRRI perspective – Moving towards Centralized Operations

Sharifah (Virtual)

4:00 pm

5:30 pm

Gender Inclusion

Martina (Virtual)

Day 2 – 22 March

Start

End

Description

Presenters

8:00 am

9:00 am

Health, Safety, Security, & Environment

Alick

9:00 am

10:00 am

Health, Safety, Security, & Environment – Where are we today?

Vijaya

10:00 am

10:20 am

Break

10:20 am

11:20 am

SOPs / The importance of having a strong and simple QMS

Stephen Weber (Virtual)

11:20 am

12:00 pm

Technical aspects – Plotmanship – Field Management Overview (Session1)

Dragan

12:00 pm

1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

2:30 pm

Technical aspects – Plotmanship – Field Management Overview (Session2)

Vinicius

2:30 pm

3:30 pm

Plotmanship – How can we improve?

Dragan

3:30 pm

4:30 pm

Operational Excellence: Benefits and Building CI Teams

Theresa Heitman (Virtual)

4:30 pm

5:30 pm

Capacity development/BOND

Gustavo (Virtual)

Day 3 – 23 March

Start

End

Description

Presenters

8:00 am

9:00 am

Seed Processing

Bruce (Virtual)

9:00 am

10:00 am

Seed Processing – Challenges and Opportunities

Vinicius

10:00 am

10:20 am

Break

10:20 am

11:00 am

Maintenance and Machine Management

Amer (Virtual)

11:00 am

12:00 pm

Maintenance and Machine Management – How Can we Move Forward?

Vinicius

12:00 pm

1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

2:30 pm

Greenhouse Structure and Controlled Environments

Amer (Virtual)

2:30 pm

3:30 pm

Group discussion – Current scenario GHs/ CE

Lennin

3:30 pm

4:30 pm

Irrigation. What would be an ideal scenario?

Chakeeb (Virtual)

4:30 pm

5:30 pm

Irrigation current scenario and next steps?

Vinicius

Day 4 – 24 March

Start

End

Description

Presenters

7:00 am

5:00 pm

FIELD TOUR – Please check the specific schedule for your group (pdf)

Day 5 – 25 March

Start

End

Description

Presenters

8:00 am

9:00 am

How can we Expand? NARES Involvement

Godfrey Asea

9:00 am

10:00 am

How can we Expand? NARES Involvement

Bish/Lennin

10:00 am

11:00 am

Focus Groups: After all what we covered Centralization Change Management What is missing?

Vinicius/Gustavo/Amer

11:00 am

11:30 am

Evaluation Session

Vinicius/Gustavo/Amer

11:30 am

12:00 pm

Wrap up with Breeding team

Workshop Session Moderators: Mod4

Workshop objectives: The main objective of this workshop is to align ongoing initiatives and determine how to sustain and improve operations at each station, through:

  • Assessing initiatives (BOND, Crops to End Hunger investment, Operational Excellence, maintenance projects, etc.) based on demand for support
  • Developing action plans by station
  • Considering critical components such as station sustainability and gender

Participants: Participants have been selected via EiB partnerships and include operational leaders at the research stations in East Africa. Selection is now closed.

Facilitators: EiB’s Operations module team: Gustavo Teixeira, Amer Najm, Vinicius Pereira da Rocha, Dragan Milic

Thank you: We thank Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other EiB partners for their support in delivering this work.

More information: contact Gustavo Teixeira, g.teixiera (a) cgiar.org

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