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Prioritizing Investments and Leveraging Resources to Boost Agri-food exports in the COMESA Region - Shared screen with speaker view
Unesu Ushewokunze-Obatolu
11:29
Hi Everyone here
François Félix MOSSI
12:00
Hi
Marlynne Hopper, STDF
29:06
Hello everyone. Looking forward to our session today.
Marlynne Hopper, STDF
33:58
We will be starting in a minute or two.
RAPHAEL WAFULA
34:07
HELLO EVERYONE
Nsangwa Ngwira
36:57
Nsangwa Ngwira, COMESA Secretariat RECAMP Team Leader/Market Access Expert
Jacques Drolet
37:01
Jacques Drolet, IDRG, Regulatory harmonisation of plant health products
CPA SHAINUL BHANJI
37:33
Greetings from Tanzania East Africa the land of Kilimanjaro and Serengeti. Glad to join in. Wishing all the Speakers great deliberations.CPA Shainul Bhanji
Hope Raymond
37:44
Hope Raymond, USDA, FAS Nairobi
RAPHAEL WAFULA
37:46
RAPHAEL URANDU WAFULAFRESH PRODUCE CONSORTIUM OF KENYAraphaelwafula2014@gmail.com
Evans Muthuma
38:28
Dr Evans Muthuma
STELLA KIMAMBO
38:42
STELLA KIMAMBO-FAO
Uganda-Ketra Nakayenga
38:43
Ketra Nakayenga, Uganda, Principal MSME officer Quality Assurance & Standardization. Ministry of Trade, Industry and Coopetatives
Londiwe Thabethe
39:14
Londiwe Thabethe, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, Cape Town South Africa responsible for Marketing and Agribusiness
Evans Muthuma
39:58
Dr Evans Muthuma- State Department of Livestock, Directorate of Veterinary Services, Kenya
Agnes Maina
40:34
Dr Agnes Maina - State Department of Livestock, Directorate of Veterinary Services, Kenya
Phyllis Githaiga
41:55
Phyllis W. Githaiga - Chief Inspector and Trade Officer, Trade and Standard Department, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service, Kenya
Mary Mbugua
42:00
Mary Wanjeri Mbugua - Program Management Specialist - Regional Trade Facilitation, USAID
Matin GASASIRA
42:30
Martin GASASIRA,
Matin GASASIRA
42:46
Export Marketing Analyst,
Uganda-Rehema Meeme
42:57
Rehema Meeme, Standards Officer at Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Food and Agriculture standards Department, Uganda.
Stanley Mworia
43:12
Stanley Mworia - CEO, Aquacultural Association of Kenya (AAK)
Cameline Mwai
43:17
Dr.Cameline Mwai- State Department of Livestock Directorate of Veterinary Services, Kenya.
Unesu Ushewokunze-Obatolu, STDF Dev Country Expert
43:27
STDF working group, Developing Country Expert. Animal health and Animal production Food Safety
François Félix MOSSI
43:38
GANDJI MOSSI François Félix SPS expert and Expert in Standards and Quality Control in Crop Production, Head of the Cocoa Product Improvement Component/ Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development/Cameroon
Nujoma Tadayo
43:40
Nujoma Rikei Tadayo- State Department for Trade and Enterprise Development, Kenya
Matin GASASIRA
43:56
Martin GASASIRA, Export Marketing Analyst,Rwanda Development Board(RDB)
Joseph Mungere MEAC KENYA
44:15
Joseph Mungere Ministry of East African Community Kenya
Stella Simiyu
44:35
Stella Simiyu - Director, Regulatory Affairs, CropLife Africa Middle East
MARYLUCY ORONJE
45:48
MaryLucy Oronje, CABI
AUC-ETIM Oswald Chinyamakobvu
46:19
Dr. Oswald Chinyamakobvu, Senior Technical Advisor - Quality Infrastructure, African Union Commission, ETIM Department.
Joseph Mpunga
46:49
Joseph Mpunga, Senior Investment Officer COMESA Secretariat. Greetings to all !!
RISPER AENCHA
46:53
Risper Aencha Export Manager NEW KENYA CO-OPERATIVE CREAMERIES LIMITED-KENYA
Abdillah Mbae
47:23
agent in the department of Economics and Foreingn Trade
Maurine Abungu
47:26
Maurine Abungu - Trade Development Officer, State Department for Trade & Enterprise Development, Kenya.
Kefilwe Moalosi
47:46
Greetings from the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD
AUDA-NEPAD, Kefilwe Fifie Moalosi
49:51
Absolutely important - Nutritious Standards
Abdillah Mbae
53:06
Abdillah Mbae, agent in the department of Economics and Foreign Trade
Kazimoto Cansilde
53:17
Greetings to all.KAZIMOTO Cansilde from Rwanda Horticulture Interprofessional Organization
Ghita BENKIRANE
53:58
Ghita BENKIRANE, senior expert in Food Safety Management Systems, Ghita.benkirane@orange.fr
COMESA_Talumba Banda
54:09
Good afternoon all participants. Please drop your contacts in the chat box including the institution you are representing
Lucy Namu
54:29
Lucy Namu, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service.
Lichia Saner-Yiu
54:59
Raymond SanerDirector, CSEND, Geneva
MARYLUCY ORONJE
55:39
MaryLucy Oronje, CABI, Email; M.Oronje@cabi.org
Matin GASASIRA
56:16
martin.gasasira@rdb.rw
Daniel Karanja
56:43
Daniel Karanja, CABI
Lichia Saner-Yiu
56:59
Raymond SanerDirector, CSEND, Genevahttp://www.diplomacydialogue.org/publications/agricultural-diplomacy.html
Nolan Africander
59:48
Nolan Africander, Scientific Manager Inspection Services, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. NolanA@dalrrd.gov.za
Beatrice Uwumukiza
01:00:08
Beatrice Uwumukiza, Director General, Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA)- Rwanda
Ahimbisibwe Stanley
01:01:09
Prof. Archileo Kaaya, Makerere University-Kampala, Uganda
NOKUTHULA CELE
01:02:03
Nokuthula Cele, Deputy Director Food Import & Export Standards, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development, South Africa. ThuleN@Dalrrd.gov.za
Lichia Saner-Yiu
01:05:29
Prof Lichia Saner-Yiu, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND), Geneva. yiu@csend.org.Trade policy research and capacity building work can be accessed at http://www.csend.org/search?q=trade+policy+governance
Chiluba Mwape
01:19:53
Chiluba Mwape, SADC Secretariat, Email: cmwape@sadc.int
STDF Secretariat
01:20:22
Useful linksCOMESA project webpage: https://www.standardsfacility.org/PG-606P-IMA countries full reportsKenya: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/STDF_PG_606_Kenya_P-IMA_Report.pdfRwanda: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/STDF_PG_606_Rwanda_P-IMA_Report.pdfUganda: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/STDF_PG_606_Uganda_P-IMA_Report.pdfP-IMA policy briefsKenya: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/P-IMA_Kenya_Policy_Brief.pdfRwanda: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/P-IMA_Rwanda_Policy_Brief.pdfUganda: https://www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/P-IMA_Uganda_Policy_Brief.pdf
Emmanuel Lalita
01:30:16
Emanuel Lalita, Trade Officer, State Department for Trade - Kenya, Email. elalita396@gmail.com
Marlynne Hopper, STDF
01:39:17
Dear participants, in case you have any qns or comments, pls be sure to write them in the Chat. We will take note and try to get back to you in the session or afterwards.
Jacques Drolet
01:40:53
Arguing that regulatory harmonization is a key bottle neck to food security in Africa and the Comesa countries, has a global African regulatory harmonisation been considered to unlock access to the small and medium companies that carry most of the safer plant health products? In this line, has a general database of all registered products per country/crop/issue been considered to guide a path forward toward sustainability and food security?
Lichia Saner-Yiu
01:45:47
Where can we find a manual or handbook on P-IMA? Thank you!
COMESA_Talumba Banda
01:46:34
The manual is available on the STDF website, We will share the link shortly.
STDF Secretariat
01:47:35
You can find the P-IMA user guide here: https://www.standardsfacility.org/prioritizing-sps-investments-market-access-p-ima
Lichia Saner-Yiu
01:49:29
Thank you very much! A major contribution!
Isaac B. Gokah
01:57:49
@Jacque Drolet, Thanks for your insights. The issues you raised are very important and something that should be on the table as we look at Africa-wide trade under the AfCFTA. Unfortunately, under P-IMA we were more concerned with market access for specific products of each country into specific markets. Data has always been an issue and I am afraid we are not there yet where we have a general database of all registered products per country/crop/issue that I am aware of
COMESA - Dingiswayo Shawa
02:03:35
Jacques. Thank you for the question. At Africa level, the SPS Policy Framework has already been developed. One of the aim of the framework is to have harmonised SPS policies approaches at regional through to national level. Regarding the data base of registered products, as COMESA, priority value chains have been identified and are being updated regularly and this where now P-IMA comes in to prioritise the SPS Investment options in these priority value chains
Maria Bisamaza
02:11:46
Maria Bisamaza, Makerere Universitymaria.bisamaza@gmail.com