Water Governance Institute Participated in the First Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit
SWFF, Powering Ag and Feed the Future innovators at USAID’s Ag Innovation Investment Summit
USAID partnered with SWFF, Powering Agriculture, and Feed the Future to host its first ever Ag Innovation Investment Summit (AIIS). The event, which was attended by 54 innovators( Water Governance Institute is Part and was represented by the Executive Director Mr. Henry Bazira,Front row,4th from the Left), featured a variety of speakers, including USAID administrator Gayle Smith who emphasized the importance of agricultural innovations and the way in which they help to change the world.
|SWFF TA Facility Chief of Party Communiqué|
It was great seeing everyone at the Ag Innovation Investment Summit in Washington. Thanks for all the effort you made in preparing for the event and for the TED-talks and Shark Tank presentations. We are finalizing the videos and will be sending those to you next week.
Congratulations to Ignitia! Lizzie Merrill brought home second place and a $5,000 prize for the Ignitia Shark Tank presentation. Ignitia was also recently featured in a Fast Company article.
In other news, SWFF Innovator Henry Bazira, Water Governance Institute, was invited to Stockholm World Water Week as an oral presenter for a seminar entitled: “Ecosystem Degradation and Livelihoods: Moving From Vicious to Virtuous Cycles.” He used the opportunity to inform the audience about his work in aquaponics farming and the role SWFF plays in supporting this work.