9th ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2019
Collaboration between European & African Life Science Universities
for a Sustainable Future
Wednesday 23 October to Friday 25 October 2019
to be held at UniLaSalle – Campus de Beauvais, 16 rue Pierre Waguet, Beauvais, FR
The goal of the ICA Rectors and Deans Forums
This annual Forum for Rectors, Deans and senior management of agricultural and life science universities aims to provide these university decision makers from ICA's member universities with the opportunity to meet, to discuss current issues in the agricultural and life sciences and to exchange views on issues with relevant stakeholders in industry, government and NGOs. This Forum follows the successful Forums from 2011 to 2018.
A The Forum Focus 2019
The Forum will look ahead to 2030 exploring the opportunities and mutual benefits for collaboration between European and African agricultural and life science universities for addressing the challenges of developing a sustainable future. We will review the current challenges facing our universities, and the success of the current engagements in supporting capacity development. We will foresee the enhanced contribution to our sustainable future by agricultural and life science universities by 2030 through striving towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda. In doing so we will examine the potential for African and European agricultural and life science universities to strengthen their collaboration for their mutual gain.
B Expected Outcomes
1. Identified mutual benefits that can be gained from the collaboration between European and African life science universities.
2. A renewed focus to on-going activities and new opportunities to address the global challenges through collaborative ventures between European and African agricultural and life science universities for the benefit of society, and mutual benefit for all the collaborating parties.
3. Initiation of new relationships between African and European like-minded agricultural and life science universities.
C Target Audience
The Forum seeks to attract those who are responsible for strategic decision making in Universities /Faculties of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The ICA and AGRINATURA Boards invites Rectors, Vice Rectors and Deans, or persons of equivalent status in their university, college, school or faculty being responsible for education, research, innovation and outreach to participate in the Forum.
All staff are invited, who are active in collaborating between our agricultural and life science universities across the two continents, to interact with our Rectors, Deans and senior management to help develop the strategy of universities in collaborating for a sustainable future.
D Forum Partners
The Board of the Association for European Life Science Universities (ICA), and the Board of The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development (AGRINATURA) with the support of CIRAD (The French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions)
UniLaSalle, Beauvais Campus