WAf 4th Annual Community of Practice Meeting

Friday, March 5, 2010 to Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Event description

CoP4-WAf was held March 2-5, 2010 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Representatives of CCRP projects in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger shared strategies and plans for their projects and explore topics of mutual interest. The group also interacted with an invited guest, Dr. Asseta Diallo of IFDC, on the topic “Development of value chains to improve farmers' incomes and food security”. During the workshop, project teams took time to work on issues related to Research Protocol and Data Management with assistance from the SSC of the University of Reading. The meeting was facilitated by Meg Gawler of Artemis Services. The participants of the meeting stayed at the Pacific Hotel, and the workshop took place at Village Nong Taaba. This CoP meeting was coordinated by the WAf Regional Representative Dr. Hamado Tapsoba.

Event organizers and key contacts

Hamado Tapsoba, Regional Representative and workshop coordinator
Bill Payne, Liaison Scientist
Rebecca Nelson, Scientific Director, The McKnight Foundation CCRP
Jane Maland Cady, International Program Director, The McKnight Foundation