Monday, 23 February 2009

PLANNING MEETING FOR ASARECA Regional Agricultural Information and Learning Systems

The Information and Communication Unit of ASARECA held a planning meeting with the RAILS national focal points in the ASARECA countries on 23rd to 24th February 2009 in Entebbe, Uganda. The overall objective of the meeting was to determine how to concretize the RAILS project in the ASARECA region. The outputs were:
  • the identification and description of Learning teams
  • the identification of priority activities;
  • the development of Regional and National action plans


Mrs Jane-Francis ASABA, Information Scientist CABI International Africa Regional Centre, Kenya

Mrs Rachel REGE, Ag. Assistant Director Information and Documentation Services, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Kenya

Dr. Doris Matovelo, Director of Library, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Tanzania

Ms. Vidah MAHAVA, Ag. Head of Information and Documentation Unit, DRD Tanzania

Mr. Pascal KAUMBUTHO, CEO, Kenya Network for Dissemination of Agricultural Technologies (KENDAT) Kenya

Mr. Bob MUGERWA, National Coordinator, District Agricultural Training and Information Centers (DATIC component) Agricultural Sector Programme Support (ASPS) Uganda

Mrs. Marie-Chantal NIYUHIRE, Head Biometrics Unit and Computer Sciences, Institut des Sciences Agronomiques de Burundi (ISABU)

Mr. Jocelin Eyel'nzo MAKOKO, Head Biometrics Unit, Institut National pour l'Etude et la Recherche Agronomique (INERA) DR Congo

Mr. Janvier NKUNZEBOSE, Librarian, Institut des Sciences Agronomiques de Burundi (ISABU)

Mr. Abebe KIRUB, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)

Ms. Rafaa Ashamallah GHOBRIAL, Head of Information Services and Systems, National Centre for Research, Documentation and Information, Sudan

Ms. Ahlam Ismail MUSA, Head Librarian, Central Library ARC, AGRIS Resource Centre of the Sudan

Mrs. Claudine UMUKAZI, Head Information Communication and Documentation, Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Rwanda (ISAR)

Zeinab, Secretary ASARECA

Francois STEPMAN, Communication Expert FARA

Dady DEMBY, RAILS program officer FARA

Zeremariam, Eritrea

Jacky NYAGAHIMA, director information and communication, ASARECA