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GCARD3 is an inclusive, participatory process and an opportunity to shape the future. There are consultations going on over the course of 2015/2016 at the national and regional levels with a milestone GCARD3 global event planned for 5-8 April 2016 in Johannesburg South Africa.

A Global Event Program Task Force has been formed with the aim to: 

  • Consult, develop and recommend a proposed program for the GCARD3 Global Event within the Program Frame approved by the GCARD3 Organizing Committee
  • Provide advice and direction to the GCARD3 Organizing Committee on the structure of the Global Event program
  • Promote efficient, transparent, effective and fair consultation and review process in the development of the program
  • Recommend topics, speakers (local, national and international) and process for the Global Event program
  • Liaise with the South African Local Organizing Committee sub-Committee on Content
  • Attend the GCARD3 Global Event to observe and evaluate as part of the overall GCARD3 monitoring and evaluation


Members of the Program Task Force include:

Adewale Adekunle, Special Adviser to the President of the Gambia

Medha Devare, Science Team, CGIAR Consortium Office

Iman El-Kaffass, Independent Consultant

Merle Faminow, Program Manager, Agriculture and Food Security, IDRC

Judith Francis, EFARD Executive Secretary

Jethro Greene, Chief Coordinator, CAFAN Farmer Network

Marco Marzano, Executive Director, World Farmers' Organization

Salima Marzouki, Tunisian Farmers Association

Shantanu Mathur, IFAD

Danielle Niedenberg, President, Food Tank

Courtney Paisley, Director, YPARD

Ranjitha Puskur, Senior Policy Advisor, WorldFish

Jasper Rees, ARC Conent Sub-Committee

Thomas Price, GFAR Secretariat

Noor Ullah, Portfolio Manager, Acumen

Aissetou Yaye, Executive Secretary, ANAFE