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Third PACA Partnership Platform Meeting (3rd PPM) - 2 to 4 October 2018

3rd PACA Partnership Platform Meeting (PPM) 2-4 Oct 2018

HAPPENING SOON : Third PACA Partnership Platform Meeting Theme: “Scaling-up Country-led Approaches for Sustainable Aflatoxin Mitigation in Africa ” 2-4 October 2018, in DAKAR, SENEGAL in Africa

Agents of Change: 3rd PACA PPM 2-4 October 2018, Dakar, Senegal

Call for Nominations for Agents of Change


We are pleased to bring to your attention the "Agents of Change" nominataion for the 3rd PACA Partnership Platform Meeting scheduled on 2-4 October 2018 in Dakar, Senegal organized under the theme “Scaling-out country led approaches for sustainable aflatoxin mitigation in Africa". This PPM focuses on scaling-out the country-led approach for aflatoxin control piloted by PACA. 

As you know, the successful implementation of aflatoxin control and management requires the engagement and dedication of many individuals, institutions, systems. The aflatoxin control agenda in Africa has received so much attention not only due to the gravity of the issue but also due to the amazing work of exceptional individuals and institutions that take it up on themselves to make an impact in this area. Their contributions to the ongoing continental, regional and national efforts for aflatoxin management has been tremendous. PACA, at its 3rd PPM, would like to recognize them as Agents of Change or Champions. 

It is against this backdrop that PACA would like to request the community to identify and nominate exceptional individuals, institutions or other, who have contributed significantly to the aflatoxin control cause in Africa in the following categories: 

  • ​Research and Technology 
  • Policy and creation of an enabling enviornment 
  • Advocacy and communication 
  • Resource Mobilization 
  • Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs)​

Please download the nomination form or follow this link

A fully completed nomination form should be submitted to PACA@africa-union.org. A nomination review task force has been established to review applications against set criteria. The deadline for submission of names of individuals, institutions etc. is on September 14, 2018. The winners in each category will be recognized and awarded at a gala Dinner on 3 October 2018 at the 3rd PACA Partnership Platform Meeting in Dakar, Senegal. 

PACA highly encourages nominations of women and youth, who should​ be at the center of aflatoxin management in Africa. 

We look forward to receiving your nominations! 

Let's celebrate our Agents of Change together! 

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Aflatoxin-control challenge for Africa

Call for proposals for researchers in Africa: Aflatoxin-control challenge for Africa

 

Aflatoxin-control challenge for Africa


Call for proposals for researchers in Africa

Seed funds of USD 15,000 to be awarded at the 3rd PACA Partnership meeting in Dakar, Senegal (2nd - 4th October 2018)

Apply by August 24th 2018

Applications must be submitted to aflatoxincontrol@gainhealth.org with a copy to PACA@africa-union.org

 

For more information on application guidelines, please click here


 

ANNOUCEMENT: Third PACA Partnership Platform Meeting (3rd PPM), 2 to 4 October 2018, in DAKAR, SENEGAL

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Third PACA Partnership Platform Meeting
 Theme: “Scaling-up Country-led Approaches for Sustainable Aflatoxin Mitigation in Africa ”
 2-4 October 2018, DAKAR, SENEGAL
 

The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) will hold its third Partnership Platform Meeting on 2-4 October  2018 under the theme: "Scaling-up country-led Approaches for Sustainable Aflatoxin Mitigation in Africa". 

Kindly save the date!

 

 

Press Release: Food Safety coordination and tracking on the agenda - 14th CAADP PP

Participants at a side event organised by PACA and the GFSP during the 14th CAADP Partners Platform have  called for the development of food safety indicators -  Press Release

JOINT PACA & GFSP SIDE EVENT AT 14th CAADP PP.

 

PACA and the Global Food Security Partnership (GFSP) will co-convene a Side Event during 14th CAADP PP scheduled from 24-28 April 2018. Libreville, Gabon.

Objective: To engage stakeholders for the development of food safety indicators for inclusion in the 2nd Malabo Biennial Report.

Date: 25th April 2018

Venue: Conference Room 3, Radisson Blu Okoumé Palace Hotel, Libreville, Gabon.

Time: 08:30 -10: 00 hrs.

The event will be co-chaired by: Ms. Lystra Antoine, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)-GFSP and Dr. Godfrey Bahiigwa, Director, Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA)-African Union Commission (AUC).

 

SAVE THE DATE: Third PACA Partnership Platform Meeting (3rd PPM) - 2 to 4 October 2018

Save the Date 

Third PACA Partnership Platform Meeting
 Theme: “Scaling-up Country-led Approaches for Sustainable Aflatoxin Mitigation in Africa ”
 2-4 October 2018, Location TBD
 

The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) is holding its third Partnership Platform Meeting on 2-4 October  2018 under the theme: "Scaling-up country-led Approaches for Sustainable Aflatoxin Mitigation in Africa". 

Kindly save the date!

Regional Workshop on Combating Aflatoxins in the Maize Value Chains of Africa, 4-5 December 2017, Dar es Salam, Tanzania

PACA together with key Stakeholders and appropriate Regional Economic Communities in organizing a maize value chain workshop in Dar es Salaam-Tanzania in 2017 in order to address the pertinent impacts of aflatoxins in the maize value chain. The workshop aims to galvanize multi-sectoral response towards the aflatoxin challenge in the maize value chain in Africa in order to address its health, food security and trade challenges

 

For more information click here>

 
 

PACA aflatoxin sampling and testing protocol training on 12-13 December 2017 in Dakar, Senegal

The African Union Commission through the Partneship for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), the ECOWAS Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are organizing a regional aflatoxin sampling and testing  protocol training for ECOWAS Member States from 12-13 December 2017 in Dakar, Sénégal. The training workshop will address challenges faced by member states such as high rejection of certificates, increasing reliability of laboratories, lack of harmonized protocols as well as limited standards that exist for aflatoxins in staple commodities.

Additionaly, we are pleased to share with you video links related to sampling agricultural commodities for mycotoxins by Drs. Tom Whitaker and Andrew Slate. Please watch the videos for your reference and as support documentation for the upcoming training. We hope you enjoy the videos. 

 

Part I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgQ5bJCQX0s

Part II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn15pY4Sc_g

Part III

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_p7Gv1D9yE

General discussion by PMIL

http://www.caes.uga.edu/global/feed-the-future-innovation-labs/peanut-mycotoxin-innovation-lab/news-and-events/news/finding-the-needle-in-the-haystack--refining-the-way-we-look-for.html

 

For more information click here>

 
 

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