RTI at Cracking the Nut 2017
On March 27 and 28, RTI will head to Bangkok, Thailand, to join over 300 professionals from development organizations, governments, donors, banks, and more to discuss how to “crack the tough nuts” related to achieving global food security and nutrition. This year’s sessions will focus on reinforcing food systems to meet urban demands.
At Cracking the Nut this year, RTI staff and partners will participate in a plenary discussion around engaging youth in agriculture, as well as host a range of interactive breakout sessions highlighting our diverse capacities in food security and agriculture, from innovative uses of ICT and remote sensing technologies to working with the private sector to transform supply chains.
At Cracking the Nut? We hope to see you!
Monday, March 27
1:00 p.m. in Ballroom 2 — Breakout session: Strengthening Rural to Urban Linkages with ICT Platforms across Africa
4:30 p.m. in Room 1 — Watch Dr. David Hall, Chief of Party for the RTI-implemented USAID/STRIDE program, discuss youth in agriculture during the plenary session
Tuesday, March 28
10:15 a.m. in Ballrom 2 — Breakout session: There's an App for That: The Role of Youth in Driving New Technologies
1:00 p.m. in Ballroom 2 — Breakout session: Innovations in Remote Sensing to Promote Sustainable Land Use in Rwanda, Bangladesh, and China
2:45 p.m. in Ballroom 1 — Breakout session: Transforming the Rice Supply Chain in Senegal
Be sure to visit our booth at the back of the main event room for additional information on how we partner to build strong, resilient, and inclusive food systems that promote economic growth and foster global stability and security.
- Melanie Bittle, Chief of Party, USAID Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project
- Mamadou Diop, Finance and Investment Advisor, Feed the Future Senegal Naatal Mbay Project
- David Hall, Chief of Party, USAID Philippines Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Program
- Annah Latane, RTI Food Security & Agriculture Specialist
- Jean-Michel Voisard, Chief of Party, Feed the Future Senegal Naatal Mbay Project
- Karis McGill, RTI Food Security & Agriculture Specialist
- Josephine Miingi Kaiza, CEO, BRiTEN, RTI Tanzania Pilot Project Partner
- Ryan Whalen, Consultant Leading RTI Tanzania Pilot Project
Join the Conversation
Whether you’re in Bangkok for the in-person events or following along from your home base, you can join the conversation and see highlights by watching @CrackingtheNut and @RTI_INTL_DEV, and by using the hashtag #CrkNut17.