MEAS Summer Institute 2013

The MEAS project will host up to 14 participants from developing countries (primarily senior government officials, leaders in extension education), especially from countries in which MEAS has conducted assessments. These are individuals who are (potential) movers and shakers in their country with regard to extension. 

This course was by invitation only. It took place in the United States May 18 to June 12, 2013. 
Click here to access the report on the summer institute.



This program will involve three distinct but related parts that will occur at three different places:
  • Part I:   Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education conference in Fort Worth, Texas [May 19-22]  
  • Part II:  Core course at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign [May 23- June 1, 2013]
We welcome Dr. Merrill Ewert as key instructor and facilitator for this course! (click name for his bio)
  • Part III: AIARD conference and MEAS Symposium in Washington, D.C. and visit key institutions [June 1-12, 2013]

Format and Procedures:

This training opportunity will be a highly interactive process involving presentations, case studies, videos, teleconferences with outside experts, team work, and plenty of group discussions.  In addition, participants will attend several extension related conferences, go on field trips, and have opportunities for some sightseeing along the way.  

Expectations:

The extension professionals selected for this workshop will be expected to:

  • Complete some advanced readings that will be sent to all participants before the start of this workshop.
  • Join Agrilinks (free) and get to know the other participants through the MEAS summer institute group established there,
  • Write a 1200-1500 word case study of a problem or issue facing the extension system in the participant’s home country or region. This will be due by March 15, 2013.
  • Participate fully in the entire experience.
  • Report back to their colleagues at home, on what they learned through this experience
Upon returning to their home countries, participants will have the opportunity to implement an extension improvement initiative, which they will design over the course of the program. Upon completion of this initiative they will earn the designation of "MEAS Scholars".  



May 17 - 18: Travel to the U.S.

Saturday, May 18 

Participants arrive in the United States, traveling first to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Texas 

Super Shuttle from airport to hotel, on individual tickets (will be purchased by MEAS). 
Andrea Bohn will welcome trainees upon arrival at airport and bring them to the shuttle. Rachel Kyle will welcome trainees and assist with check-in at the hotel.

Lunch:    on your own
Dinner:    Welcome dinner hosted by MEAS 


May 19 - 22: AIAEE Conference

Sunday, May 19 - Fort Worth

Participants actively participate in the AIAEE conference, www.aiaee.org 
Ft. Worth, TexasParticipants will:
  • Listen to research papers on contemporary extension problems and issues 
  • Connect with scholars and practitioners from around the world 
  • Gain access to academic resources relating to extension 
  • Process/debrief/discuss as a group, the lessons learned in the presentations
Breakfast at Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel 

10:00 - 11:30 am:    Opening Session for the Summer Institute. (Led by Andrea Bohn). Held at Ft. Worth Stockyards Hotel.
  • Introduction of workshop leaders and participants 
  • Introduction to resource materials for the workshop 
  • Review the schedule, outline the goals and set expectations for participants
Lunch:       

11:30 am   Walk over to Hyatt Stockyard Hotel. Registration
 1:00 pm   Conference begins. Opening Session, Abstract Presentations & Poster Presentations
6:00 pm    Poster Reception and Museum Tour. Cash Bar and Hors D'Oeuvres

Dinner:      


Monday, May 20 - Fort Worth, AIAEE

Breakfast at Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel 

9:00 am  Walk over to Hyatt Stockyard Hotel.
9:30 am  Keynote Session, Professional Development & Abstract Presentations
11:30 am  Cattle Drive on Main Street
12:00 pm  AIAEE Luncheon
2:00 pm    Professional Development Sessions
3:00 pm    Break
3:30 pm    Abstract Session II
5:00 pm    End for the official program for the day
6:30 pm    Dinner: We will meet at Stockyards Hotel 


Tuesday, May 21 - Fort Worth, AIAEE
Breakfast at Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel   

8:00 am       Walk over to Hyatt Stockyard Hotel. 
8:30 am       Abstract Session III
10:00 am     Break
10:30 am     Abstract Session IV
12:00 pm     Lunch (on one's own but with voucher)
2:00 pm      AIAEE Awards and Dessert
3:00 pm      Introduction to the Land grant Cooperative Extension system and the MEAS training module 
                  on Extension Administration – From Vision to Operations by Dr. Pete Vergot III, University of Florida. 

Dinner at the famous Joe Garcia Mexican Restaurant together with Dr. Vergot III and three county extension directors from Florida. 



Wednesday, May 22 - AIAEE Field trip


Breakfast at Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel    

7:20 am Walk together over to the Hyatt Hotel
7:50 am Cultural tours depart from the Hyatt Hotel in buses
            1. Tarleton State University - Cheese and Dairy Facilities
            2. Fossil Rim Wildlife (www.fossilrim.org) - with LUNCH
6:00 pm   Dinner at Buzzard Hollow Ranch - with Texas Style Barbecue


Reflection of the AIAEE conference 
  • Identify and discuss key insights from the AIAEE conference 
    • What did you hear in particular that you want to be sure and take home? 
    • What resources did you pick up that you will be taking home? (Books, web sites, online papers, etc.)
    • What new relationships did you establish that you will hold onto after your return home?

May 23 - June 1: Core Course at University of Illinois
  • Participate in interactive sessions that examine the state-of-the-art of extension —reviewing selected systems, identifying principles of “best practice,” and searching for solutions to contemporary problems. 
  • Become familiar with key literature on extension  
  • Learn about and visit selected University of Illinois Cooperative Extension programs 
  • Meet senior scholars of extension and rural development at the University of Illinois 
Everything will revolve around the opportunity to strengthen and modernize extension service provision in the participants home countries. Key elements of extension reform include: 

• Demand driven - Responding to need, bottom up 
• Decentralized - Closer to clients 
• Market oriented - Farming as a business 
• Sustainably financed provision of services
• Institutional pluralism – Public, CSO, private 
• Gender equity - Reaching all farmers 
• Expanded use of ICT - New technologies, mass media. 


Thursday, May 23 

6:40 am    Take Super Shuttle to Airport DFW
7:30 am    Check in for flight. Breakfast at airport
9:15 am    Depart on AA 2334
11:35 am  Arrive at Chicago ORD 

Lunch:      at ORD, paid for by Andrea 

12:55 pm  Depart on AA 4021 
1:40 pm    Arrive at Champaign, CMI
2:00 pm    Van to Hawthorne Suites (Driver: Oliver). Some to use Hawthorne Shuttle (217-398-3400)
2:30 pm    Check in at Hotel Hawthorne Suites, Champaign, Illinois

Afternoon session in SIMS Room of the ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center
  • Goals for seminar 
  • Insights from AIAEE 
  • Agriculture/ food security today 
  • Challenges facing extension
Resources: 
On the global context of extension and problems facing extension systems world-wide:
  • Faure, Guy; Yann Desjeux and Pierre Gasselin. 2012: New Challenges in Agricultural Advisory Services from a Research Perspective: A Literature Review, Synthesis and Research Agenda, The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 18:5, 461-492. www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1389224X.2012.707063 (for purchase)

Friday, May 24  - SIMS Room ACES Library

Breakfast: at Hawthorne Suites    

8:40 am Oliver picks up trainees and Merrill at hotel and takes them to ACES Library.

9:00 am  Morning Session:

  • History/ social foundations of extension
  • Philosophy of Extension
  • Role of extension in change
  • An overview of various extension strategies 
  • Limitations and contributions of each
Lunch from Bombay Grill     

Afternoon Session:
  • Technology triangle 
  • Link: extension and research 
  • Agricultural Innovation systems 
  • Farming systems
  • Building capacity 
  • Transformational learning
  • Synthesis/Emerging Issues
3 pm      SIMS room will close for Memorial Day Weekend. 

Go straight to Prairie Fruit Farm for tour (goats, cheese, gelato, poultry, diversification with high value crops) and light dinner, www.prairiefruits.com.         

Resources: 
  • You Tube video on AIS using Legos. Agricultural Innovation Systems http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQU_5ue6hYs This short movie explains within 5 minutes what "agricultural innovation system" and "agricultural innovation platform" means. 

  • Birner, R. et al. 2009. From Best Practice to Best Fit: A Framework for Designing and Analyzing Agricultural Advisory Services Worldwide. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute. www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/rb04.pdf
  • Hoffmann et al. 2009 to 2011. Rural Extension, Volumes I, II, and III. Margraf Publishers, Weikersheim. http://shop.margraf-publishers.net. 

Saturday, May 25  - SIMS Room ACES Library

Breakfast: at Hawthorne Suites    

9:40 am Andrea picks up trainees at hotel, drive to Urbana Market 

10:00 am  Visit Urbana with Tour of Urbana Market at the Square, Coop Supermarket, Lincoln Square Mall 

Lunch: at Schnucks Supermarket

Afternoon Session  (at Andrea's home):
  • Government role in public extension 
  • Public policy and agricultural extension
  • Case Study: Training and Visit System 
  • Extension as learning process 
  • The facilitative role in extension education 
  • Working with groups
  • Synthesis / Emerging Issues
Dinner: at Andrea's home      


Resources:
  • Rivera, William and Alex, Gary (editors) (2004): Decentralized Systems. Case Studies of International Initiatives.Agriculture and Rural Development Discussion Paper 8. Extension Reform for Rural Development. Volume 1. The World Bank, Agricultural and Rural Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Rivera, William and Alex, Gary (editors) (2004): Privatization of Extension Systems. Case Studies of International Initiatives. Agriculture and Rural Development Discussion Paper 9. Extension Reform for Rural Development. Volume 2. The World Bank, Agricultural and Rural Development, Washington, D.C. 
  • Rivera, William and Alex, Gary (editors) (2004): Demand-Driven Approaches to Agriculture Extension. Case Studies of International Initiatives. Agriculture and Rural Development Discussion Paper 10. Extension Reform for Rural Development. Volume 3. The World Bank, Agricultural and Rural Development, Washington, D.C. 
  • Rivera, William and Alex, Gary (editors) (2004): Revitalization Within Public Sector Services. Agriculture and Rural Development Discussion Paper 11. Extension Reform for Rural Development. Volume 4. The World Bank, Agricultural and Rural Development, Washington, D.C. 
  • Rivera, William and Alex, Gary (editors) (2004): Extension Reform for Rural Development. Agriculture and Rural Development Discussion Paper 12. Extension Reform for Rural Development. Volume 5. The World Bank, Agricultural and Rural Development, Washington, D.C. 
  • Feder, Gershon; Birner, Regina; Anderson, Jock R. 2011. The private sector’s role in agricultural extension systems: potential and limitations. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies. Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011. pp. 31-54. www.emeraldinsight.com/2044-0839.htm
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community (2010): Developing a Policy Framework for Extension Systems Policy, Policy Brief 12/2010 
 

Sunday, May 26

Breakfast: at Hawthorne Suites    

A day for rest and relaxation! Option to go shopping at Northern Prospect Mall, visit museums. 

Lunch:      on your own
Dinner:      on your own



Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day, to be spent in Chicago

Breakfast: at Hawthorne Suites    

9:30 am     Pick up at Hawthorne Suites by MARTIN. Drive to Illinois Terminal. Rachel to meet us there

10:14 am   AMTRAK Train departs

1:00 pm    Train arrives in Chicago. Walk towards Navy Pier - it is a 50 minute walk. 

Lunch:      Fast Food / Snack on the way.

2:10 pm    Gather at Navy Pier for Architecture Boat tour in Chicago, http://www.chicagotours.us
2:30 pm    Tour departs
3:30 pm    Tour returns

Afternoon: Exploration on your own  (you have 3 1/2 hours)

7:00         Dinner: meet at 7:00 pm at Union Station, Adams Street entrance. Get food at food court

7:40          Need to be in the correct AMTRAK waiting room or you will miss the train!

8:00          AMTRAK train back to Champaign, arrives 10:34 pm. Driver: MARTIN 


Tuesday, May 28 - Field trip to Taylorville

Breakfast: at Hawthorne Suites    

8:00 am     DAN and ANDREA pick up trainees and Merrill at Hawthorne suites. 
                  Rachel Kyle and Gary Letterly to join us at Hawthorne Suites at 7:50 am. 

Gary Letterly, extension educator, will host the group for the day with tour/discussions at their county office in Taylorville. He is arranging a farm visit as well. He has worked closely with this farm family, very entrepreneurial, lots of enterprises, so there is the farming and business aspect. Gary has been very active with another farmer network and he is happy to share the details with the group. 

Lunch:      Local restaurant in Pana, Illinois

On the way to Taylorville and throughout the day learn about:
  • The Land-Grant system (compare and contrast with overview provided by Pete Vergot III in Fort Worth)
  • Cooperative Extension 
  • University-based extension systems 
Driver in the evening: Dan

Dinner:      

  




Wednesday, May 29 - SIMS Room ACES Library

Breakfast: at Hawthorne Suites    

8:40 am       ANDREA picks up trainees at hotel, shuttle to ACES Library, Sims Room 

9:00 am        Morning Session (Dr. Burton E. Swanson):  

  • Farmer-led advisory services, bottom-up approaches, decentralization, strengthening research-extension linkages: Case study of the ATMA model in India. 
  • How to fund extension service provision and private sector approaches. Case study of the transformation of EAS in China and role of the private sector since the 1990s.
Trainee Case Study: 

Resources:

Lunch:      

Afternoon Session:
  • Farmer-based/led extension “Experimenting farmers”
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal 
  • Action research 
  • The search conference
  • Synthesis / Emerging Issues
Short walking tour of campus

Dinner:      In downtown Champaign

Optional: Movies at Savoy 16, which also has an IMAX Theatre. Need to pay for movie ticket on your own.

Driver in the evening: ANDREA. At the end of the day the van is to be taken to the Circle Drive. 





Thursday, May 30 - SIMS Room ACES Library

Breakfast: at Hawthorne Suites    

8:40 am           JOYOUS picks up trainees at hotel, shuttle to ACES Library, Sims Room 

Morning Session:

  • Working with the resource poor/ marginalized groups/ different client groups 
  • Social class and extension systems 
  • Gender and extension (special focus on 6/1)
  • Forming/ facilitating coalitions 
  • The role of non-public actors in EAS provision (private for profit, NGOs, CSOs)
Lunch:     

Afternoon Session: lead by Dr. Paul McNamara
  • Ability to pay and willingness to pay
  • The business model of extension
  • Financing extension
  • Pathways to financial sustainability for extension systems
  • Synthesis / Emerging Issues
6:00 pm     ANDREA. picks everybody up at Hawthorne Suites. Drive to Burt Swanson's house.

Dinner:      At home of Dr. Burt Swanson, Catering by L.A. Gourmet 

Driver in the evening: ANDREA. At the end of the day the van is to be taken to the Circle Drive. 




Friday, May 31 - SIMS Room ACES Library

Breakfast: at Hawthorne Suites    

8:40 am           ANDREA picks up trainees at hotel, shuttle to ACES Library, Sims Room 

Morning Session:

  • Hallmarks of effective extension
  • ICT and extension (Andrea Bohn, Dick Warner)
  • Tools and methods of extension (report from Diaa)
Lunch: 

Afternoon Session:
  • How organizations change
  • Strategies for transformation
  • Managing the change process
  • Application: principles of change 
  • Summary and synthesis of lessons learned
  • What you will take home?
Dinner:      

Driver in the evening: ANDREA. At the end of the day the van is to be taken to the Circle Drive. 


Saturday, June 1 - SIMS Room ACES Library

Breakfast: at Hawthorne Suites    

8:40 am  ANDREA picks up trainees at hotel, shuttle to ACES Library, Sims Room 

Morning Session:  Gender and extension - Tahseen Jaffry, Glasgow Caledonia University


Lunch:      

Afternoon Session:  
  • Continue on Gender and Extension
  • Follow-up on entire schedule in Champaign Urbana
  • Conclusion
6:00 pm     ANDREA. picks everybody up at Hawthorne Suites. Drive to Alexander Steakhouse for DINNER

Driver in the evening: ANDREA. At the end of the day the van is to be taken to the Circle Drive. 



June 2 - 12: Washington, D.C.

Participants will
  • attend the AIARD conference (June 2-4) www.aiard.org and/or CRS Five Skills Training 
  • actively contribute to the MEAS Symposium on Extension and Advisory Services (June 5-7) 
  • meet with key individuals at the World Bank, IFPRI, USDA, CRS, USAID (June 10-11) 
    • learn about USAID’s priorities relative to extension 
    • hear from other international organizations (World Bank, etc.) involved in rural development 
    • meet leaders of NGOs working in rural development around the world and learn about their work. 
  • enjoy some of the historical cultural activities in the region.
  • return home evening of June 11 or on June 12.

Sunday, June 2  - Travel day


4:20 am   Take Hawthorne shuttle to the airport. It will have to go twice, i.e., there will be two groups.
               Donna and Andrea will come to the hotel with the university van. But we will also need the Hawthorne shuttle
               (request this the night before).

5:00 am    Check in for flight

6:05 am    Depart on AA 4278
6:55 am    Arrive at Chicago ORD 

Breakfast: at ORD (Andrea will pay)

8:25 am    Depart on AA 1156 
11:10 am  Arrive at Washington, D.C, DCA 

11:30 am  Take metro Blue Line direction Largo Center to stop Farragut West.
                Metro cards will be distributed beforehand

12:15 pm  Check in at Hotel Club Quarters

Lunch:      On your own. There are many options near the hotel.
                Or peruse the snacks in the Club Quarters 'Living Room' on the second floor. 

Afternoon:   Old Town Trolley Hop-on-and-off City Tour http://dc.about.com/od/walkingtours/a/OldTownTrolley.htm


6:00 pm     Walk to Embassy Suites DC Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW, for AIARD Conference

6:30 pm     Reception and Poster Session at AIARD conferencewww.aiard.org 

AIARD June 2-4, 2013

Embassy Suites DC Convention Center

Washington, DC

"Feeding the Future in a Changing Climate"

"The lack of action on climate change not only risks putting prosperity out of reach of millions of people in the developing world, it threatens to roll back decades of sustainable development." ("Turn Down the Heat," World Bank Report, 2012)

The overwhelming consensus in the international scientific community is that climate change is real, it is happening now, and it will get considerably worse in the coming decades. Human activities have contributed significantly to this phenomenon...and it is people that now must demonstrate the political will, ingenuity, and cooperation needed to deal with this pending crisis. Agriculture, rural development, and food security for millions will be impacted by global changes affecting a broad range of natural resources that our food systems rely upon. Experts predict that vulnerable populations in developing countries, those already struggling to become food secure, will be the ones most adversely affected by these environmental changes.

At this year's 49th Annual Conference, AIARD will explore the latest scientific evidence surrounding climate change and its potential impact on agricultural systems, learn about innovative approaches to mitigate and adapt to these changes, and discuss what our role should be in educating the public and influencing policymakers. In order to address the interrelated complexities of climate change and food security, we're inviting leading experts representing a multitude of perspectives and organizations to address this issue.  Click here for more information.

Dinner:     through the AIARD Reception

Hotel:       Club Quarters


Monday, June 3

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

8:00 am     Walk to Embassy Suites DC Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW, for AIARD Conference

8:30 am - 12:15 pm  Climate Change, Food Security and Implications for the World's Most Vulnerable

Presenters include: David Lobell, Center on Food Security & the Environment, Stanford University; Alex De Pinto, International Food Policy Research Institute; and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the World Bank.

12:15 pm  Lunch. Keynote Speaker: Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (invited)

1:30 - 5:00 pm  Adapting to Climate Change: Innovative Approaches from Developing Countries

Presenters include: John Furlow, US Agency for International Development; Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture; Keith Forbes, Development Alternatives International; Zwide Jere, Total LandCare (Malawi); Sanford Eigenbrode, University of Idaho; Bas Luman, CATIE (Costa Rica); Corinne Valdivia, University of Missouri.

5:45 pm   Reception

6:30 pm   Dinner and AIARD Awards Presentation

  • Process the Day: brief meeting at the end of each day of the conference: 
    • Facilitate reflection on the activities and presentations made throughout the day 
    • Share insights gained and connections made.
Hotel:        Club Quarters


Tuesday, June 4

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

8:00 am     Walk to Embassy Suites DC Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW, for AIARD Conference

8:30 - 12 noon A Call to Action: Engaging, Educating and Influencing Policy

Presenters include: Brent Simpson, Michigan State University; Ed Maibach, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University; Ana Bucher, World Bank; Congressional Staff (invited); Participants in AIARD's Future Leader Forum will also make a brief presentation.

12 pm Lunch

Afternoon:  FREE TIME

(Andrea will meet with Gary Forbes to prepare Symposium)

6:00    Gather in hotel lobby to go out to dinner with M. Kalim Qamar
           We will eat nearby at Bombay Club,  815 Connecticut Avenue Northwest. (202) 659-3727. www.bombayclubdc.com

Hotel:        Club Quarters

  • Process the Day: brief meeting at the end of each day of the conference: 
    • Facilitate reflection on the activities and presentations made throughout the day 
    • Share insights gained and connections made.


Wednesday, June 5

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

8:00 am    Take metro to The Conference Center

8:30 am - 12:00 pm MEAS Symposium on Extension and Advisory Services 

Lunch:      Conference


Dinner:      

Hotel:        Club Quarters

Rest and Relaxation: 

Thursday, June 6

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

8:00 am    Take metro to The Conference Center

8:30 am - 12:00 pm MEAS Symposium on Extension and Advisory Services 

Lunch:      Conference


Dinner:      
  • Process the Day: brief meeting at the end of each day of the conference: 
    • Facilitate reflection on the activities and presentations made throughout the day 
    • Share insights gained and connections made.
Hotel:        Club Quarters

Rest and Relaxation: 

Friday, June 7

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

8:00 am    Take metro to The Conference Center

8:30 am - 12:00 pm MEAS Symposium on Extension and Advisory Services   

Lunch:      on your own

Afternoon:   Rest and Relaxation! (on your own)

Dinner:      
  • Process the Day: brief meeting at the end of each day of the conference: 
    • Facilitate reflection on the activities and presentations made throughout the day 
    • Share insights gained and connections made.
Hotel:        Club Quarters



Saturday, June 8  - FREE

A day for rest and relaxation! Suggestions: Museums, Botanical Garden, Georgetown, bicycle tour. 

BUT also take time to work on assignments.

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

Lunch:      on your own

Afternoon:  Free

Dinner:      on your own

Hotel:        Club Quarters



Sunday, June 9 - FREE

A day for rest and relaxation! Suggestions: Museums, Botanical Garden, Georgetown, bicycle tour. 

BUT also take time to work on assignments.

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

Lunch:      on your own

Afternoon:  Free

Dinner:      on your own

Hotel:        Club Quarters



Monday, June 10

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

Bring your passport or other form of ID.

8:00 am We meet in the hotel lobby, then walk just around the corner of our hotel building and enter the Metro Station Farragut WEST. Make sure you have at least $6 left on your Metro card. If not, recharge before 8 am.

Take blue line direction of LARGO. Get off at station L’Enfant Plaza.

Then we will walk to the USDA Waterfront Building at , house # 800, at 9th Street SW. where we are expected to check in at 8:40 am. Need to show ID

9 am at USDA/NIFA

Hear about eXtension, USDA/NIFA’s extension projects abroad (e.g., Afghanistan), and the role of USDA in cooperative extension in the U.S. And open discussion of the ‘So What’ for you.

11 am:  

Walk back to metro station L’Enfant Plaza, blue line direction of Franconia/Springfield. Get off at station Federal Triangle. Walk to Ronald Reagan Building

12:00 pm       Lunch with Suzanne Poland in basement of Ronal Regan Building

1:00 pm         Present to USAID what you got / are getting out of the summer institute

2:30 pm         Return to hotel

4:00 pm         Meet in Club Quarters Living room for various follow up things (to be continued on Tuesday afternoon as needed):

  • your 3 concrete follow up activities, and
  • your “Big Idea”
  • your philoxopy of extension
  • your case studies
  • reimbursement paperwork

Dinner:      TBA

Hotel:        Club Quarters




Tuesday, June 11

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

Bring your passport or other form of ID.

9:30 am  Meet in lobby and walk to International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) at 2033 K St NW. 

              We will go up to the 5th floor together. 

10 am    The meeting will be in room 5 a.
- 12 pm

Lunch:      at or near World Bank      


2 pm         Meet in the "Living Room" at Club Quarters. Continue on the work started the day before. 
- 4 pm 
    • your 3 concrete follow up activities, and
    • your “Big Idea”
    • your philoxopy of extension
    • your case studies
    • fill out reimbursement paperwork

                Return Loaner Laptops!  
                Return Metro Cards!
                Return plug adapters, charges, etc. to Andrea!


6:00 pm     Meet in the lobby and walk over to Restaurant Founding Farmers at 924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
                 (http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com). Reservation to be confirmed ...

                Farewell Dinner and Award Ceremony

Hotel:        Club Quarters



Wednesday, June 12

Breakfast: at Club Quarters    

Rest of the participants will fly back to their home countries today. MEAS team returns to Champaign-Urbana

Comments