International Symposium “Present State and Issues of Cooperation between International Academic Research and Development Assistance in Eastern Sudan: Focusing on Agriculture, Livelihood, and Environmental Sectors” (September 19, 2011)

Date and Time: September 19 (Mon. holiday) 2011, 13:30-17:00
Place: Lecture Hall, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)
457-4 Motoyama, Kamigamo, Kita-ku, Kyoto
Cosponsored by:
 RIHN “ A Study of Human Subsistence Ecosystems among Arab Societies” project
 JICA “Capacity Development Project for the Provision of Services of Basic Human Needs in Kassala, the Republic of Sudan (Sudan Kassala Take-Off [K-TOP] Project)”

13:30~13:40
“Introduction: The aim of the symposium”
Hiroshi Nawata (Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

13:40~14:00
“RIHN/SUST research cooperation on comprehensive measures to manage the alien invasive species mesquite in Sudan”
Hiroshi Nawata (Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
Abdel Gabar T. Babiker (Professor, College of Agricultural Studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology)

14:00~14:20
“Current state of oceanographic research and coastal development in the Red Sea state, Sudan”
Abdelgadir Dafaalla (Professor, Institute of Marine Research, Red Sea University)
Abdelmoneim Karamalla (Lecturer, Faculty of Marine Sciences & Fisheries, Red Sea University)

14:20~14:40
“Study on rain-fed agricultural system of semi-arid zone, Gadarif state, Sudan, through SATREPS: Towards local-to-local technology transfer”
Shun Ishiyama (Project Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
Hiroshi Nawata (Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
Mutasim Mekki (Associate Professor, College of Agricultural Studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology)
Mussab Hassan (JICA Project Assistant, SATREPS, Sudan)

14:40~15:00
Break

15:00~15:20
“About JICA’s “Capacity Development Project for the Provision of Services of Basic Human Needs in Kassala, the Republic of Sudan” (Kassala Take-Off [K-TOP] Project)”

Kiyofumi Tanaka (Team Leader, Sudan Kassala Take-Off [K-TOP] Project; International Development Center of Japan)

15:20~15:40
“Current state and issues of development in Kassala state: Roles of State Ministry of Finance, Economy and Manpower”
Musa Mohamed Osheik Ibrahim (Director General, State Ministry of Finance, Economy and Manpower, Kassala)
Gamal Mohamed Elhassan Osman (Director, Directorate of Planning and Development, , State Ministry of Finance, Economy and Manpower, Kassala)

15:40~16:00
“Some issues of agriculture and livelihood cluster of Sudan Kassala Take-Off [K-TOP] Project”
Naoki Koga (Agriculture Development Program, Sudan Kassala Take-Off [K-TOP] Project; Appropriate Agriculture International Co. Ltd.)

16:00~16:20
Comment: Kenichi Shishido (Senior Advisor, Africa Department, JICA; Former Resident Representative JICA Sudan office)

16:20~16:30
Comment: Masayoshi Shigeta (Director, Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University: President, Japan Association for Nilo-Ehiopitan Studies)

16:30~16:40
Comment: Ryohei Kada (Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

16:40~17:00
Discussion