1)  Registration  (7:45 AM-8:30 AM; Conference Center Lobby)

2) Welcome and Keynote (8:30 AM – 9:15 AM; Conference Center Ballrooms)

  • Welcoming Remarks
  • Keynote speaker - Madame Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States of America

3) Opening Session (9:15 AM – 10:45 AM; Conference Center Ballrooms)

  • Featuring 4 TED-style talks (15mins each) from faculty leaders focusing on interdisciplinary research and lessons learned.
    • Kate Scow, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences:  Participatory Research to Identify Irrigation Technologies for Horticulture for Women and Smallholder Farmers in Eastern Uganda
    • Woutrina Smith, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine:  Linking SDG Health Research and Livelihood Improvement:  The HALI Project in Tanzania
    • Michael Carter, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences:  Bundling Innovative Risk Management Technologies to Boost the Agricultural Productivity and Food Security of Vulnerable Small Farm Households in Africa
    • Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Department of Anthropology, College of Letters and Science: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in Zanzibar

4) Break (10:45 AM-11:00 AM)

5)  Working GroupsPart 1 (8 Simultaneous) (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM; Rooms in Mondavi Center, Alumni Center, and Conference Center)

Eight concurrent breakout sessions will be moderated by: Heidi Ballard, Karen Beardsley, Katharine Burnett, Nancy Erbstein, David Lopez-Carr, Kay Dewey, Julie Herlihy, Maureen Kinyua, Jonna Mazet, Somen Nandi, and Michael Wilkes and will consider the following questions:

QUESTION 1.    What factors are contributing to the near- and long-term success, as well as the long-term sustainability of this project? Who are the key stakeholders influencing design, planning, implementation, and impacts? What are the challenges, barriers and lessons learned from this case about impact, particularly related to implementing Sustainable Development Goals?  How were key stakeholders identified and brought into the design/project process?  

QUESTION 2.    What would it take to scale this project beyond the current scope -- to adopt it into other communities and countries?  How could this approach be scaled for use within the current community or country with respect to other initiatives or goals while ensuring sustainability and impact?

6)  Lunch (12:45 PM – 1:45 PM; Mondavi Center)

7) Afternoon Plenary Speaker (2:00 PM-2:45 PM; Mondavi Center Jackson Hall)

8)  Movement Break (2:45 PM-3:15 PM)

9) Report-Out Session (3:15 PM – 4:15PM; Mondavi Center Jackson Hall)

  • Each of the 8 morning sessions will report out on themes and specific recommendations that emerged from the discussions.

10) Closing Session (4:30 PM – 5:30 PM; Mondavi Center Jackson Hall)

  • Synthesis and Reaction Panel - Moderator - Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean Heather Young (UC Davis) 
    • Dr. Michele Barry - Stanford
    • Dr. Ndola Prata UC Berkeley
    • Dr. George Rutherford - UC San Francisco
    • Dr. Pat Conrad - UC Davis

11) Networking Reception & Poster Session (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM; Mondavi Center Lobby)

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