Thursday, December 1, 2011

African Development Bank meeting

On behalf of AfricaRice, DDG Marco Wopereis participated in a meeting with the Operations and Development Effectiveness Committee (CODE) of the Board of AfDB in Tunis, Tunisia, on 1 December, to answer questions regarding the SARD-SC project. About 20 members of the board attended. Also present in this meeting were: Monty P. Jones (FARA), Jonathan Wadsworth (Fund Office), Lystra Antoine (Fund Office), Nteranya Sanginga (IITA), Mohamed El-Mourid (ICRISAT), Dougou Keita, Jonas Chianu (AfDB) and Bouchaib Boulanouar (AfDB). It is expected that the proposal will be submitted for approval to the full board of AfDB in December 2011.