Besides representatives from IFAD (Thomas Elhaut, SSD Director and Constanza Di Nucci) and France (Pierre Fabre, CIRAD, ES Director), the meeting was opened up to WAW Partners (CITE, through a videoconference from Antanarivo) and to FAO key stakeholders for WAW, namely: Rob Vos, ESP Director, Coordinator of SO3; Christophe Duhamel, Coordinator for the global strategy for improved rural and agricultural statistics, representing Pietro Gennari, ESS Director; Francesco Pierri, OPCA; Elisabeth Beer, coordinator for the SO3 regional initiatives; Jairo Castano, ESS, Coordinator for the census team; Jean-Marc Faures, NRL, senior officer; Jacques Pages, Permanent Representation of France.
During the Steering Committee meeting (see agenda) the WAW Secretariat presented a report on the main achievements for the Initiative, since its inception in 2011, up to the end of 2013, and a framework for action for 2014-2015, and its related plan of work and budget.
Patrick Rasolofo, Director of the CITE in Madagascar presented the WAW activities in his country. See his presentation.
Please see the full minutes of this Meeting.