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Virtual Conference on Food Safety in Africa May 3 – 4, 2021

Theme: Bridging Gaps in Africa’s Food Supply Chain
Hosted by: South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU)

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

DAY 1: Monday May 03, 2021

14:30-19:47

Session 1: Opening Conference

 

14:30-15:00

Registration                    

SEKU (IT)

15:00-15:05

Welcome and Introduction

Dr.  Samuel Nahashon (Tennessee State University, USA)

Prof. Reuben Muasya (South Eastern Kenya University, Kenya)

 

Session Moderator

Prof Zipporah Ng’ang’a

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Research and Student Affairs, SEKU

 

Welcome remarks from the Chair, Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, SEKU

 Dr Josphat Gichure

 

Remarks from the Dean School of Nursing Sciences and Public Health, SEKU

Prof Catherine Mwenda

15:05- 15:15

Opening remarks by Vice Chancellor, SEKU

Prof. Geoffrey M. Muluvi

15:15 -15:45

Keynote speaker

Dr. John Waweru

(Graceland Associates, Kenya)

15:45 -16:05

Food Safety and Public Health

Brenda Obura (Public Health Specialist; Division of Food Safety Ministry of Health Kenya)

16:05 -16:35

A collaborative effort to increase participation in the establishment of pesticide MRL that support farmers, public health and trade.

Dr. Janie Dubois (Director of the International Food Safety

Training Laboratory, USA)

16:35 -17:30

Management of Aflatoxins in Africa

 Tashobya Dean (Senior Scientist, Uganda)

17:30- 18:00

Research Capacity Building and Funding

Dr. Alice Mweetwa (Deputy Executive Secretary for Program Development and Implementation at the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Uganda

18:00- 18:30

Panel Discussion

Dr. John Waweru, Ms. Brenda Obura, Dr. Janie Dubois, Mr.  Tashobya Dean, Dr. Alice Mweeta

18:30 -18:40

BREAK AND TRANSITION

All

 

SESSION: 2

 

18:40-19:45

19:25-19:45

Breakaway Room # 1

Moderator: Sam Nahashon

Building Collaboration and Securing Grants

Breakaway Room # 2

Moderator: Dr. Alice Theuri

Food Safety and Hotel Management

Breakaway Room # 3

Moderator: Prof. Catherine Mwenda

Students’ Research Presentation

Drs. Alice Mweeta, Florence Mayega and Adipala Ekwamu (RUFORUM, Uganda),

Dr. John Waweru and Esther Muthee (Kenya, Rwanda)

Drs. Agnes Kilonzo-Nthenge, Rose Ogutu, Josphat Gichure, Andrew Kibiru

DAY 2: Tuesday - May 04, 2021

 

SESSION: 3

 

14:30 -15:00

Registration

SEKU (IT)

15:00 -15:05

Welcome and Introduction

Dr.  Samuel Nahashon (Tennessee State University, USA)

Prof. Reuben Muasya (South Eastern Kenya University, Kenya)

 

Session moderator

Prof. Francis Wachira, Deputy Vice Chancellor AHRM, SEKU

15:05- 15:15

Remarks

Prof. Mutuku J. Mutinga,

VC Eden University Lusaka; Zambia

15:15 -15:45

Keynote speaker

The Impact of changes to food safety management systems in the food sector from ‘farm ‘to ‘fork’

Susan Sekgweng

Plethora Consulting

Managing Director, Botswana

15:45 -16:05

Foodborne pathogens in food-producing animals and livestock products in Africa; and significant threat to human health (economic cost)

Dr. Delia Grace Randolph

Food Safety Systems, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, UK

Contributing scientist, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya)

16:05 -16:35

Fresh Produce production and foodborne pathogens

Dr. James Theuri (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

16:35 -17:30

Food Safety and food Service

Dr. John Waweru (Graceland Associates, Kenya)

17:30- 18:15

Panel Discussion

Mrs.Susan Sekgweng, Dr. Delia Grace Randolph, Dr. John Waweru, Ms Esther Muthee

18:15 -18:25

BREAK AND TRANSITION

 

 

SESSION: 4

 

18: 25-19:10

Breakaway Room # 1

Building Collaboration and Securing Grants

Breakaway Room # 2

Food Safety, and Hotel Management

Breakaway Room # 3

Students’ Research Presentation

Drs. Adipala Ekwamu, Alice Mweeta, and Florence Mayega (RUFORUM, Uganda),

Dr. John Waweru and Esther Muthee (Kenya, Rwanda)

Drs. Agnes Kilonzo-Nthenge, Rose Ogutu, Josphat Gichure, Andrew Kibiru

 

 

SESSION: 5

 

19:10-19:45

Award presentation to students

Conference Reflections

Short Survey

Way forward

Vote of thanks

 

Dr. Samuel Nahashon

Open to all participants

For all participants

Drs. Agnes Kilonzo-Nthenge and Professor Mutuku John Mutinga

Prof. Reuben Muasya

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