icipe Visit at BMI

Boris Mints Institute has an ongoing research collaboration with icipe, a prominent research institute in Nairobi, Kenya. Following Prof. Itai Sened's visit to icipe on July 2019, a delegation of icipe leadership visited TAU on January 2020 for a week of meetings, discussions, presentations and tours, in order to deepen and enhance the collaborative relationship between the two institutes (see agenda attached).

Presentations and statements abstract


Monday, 13.1.20

Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel-Aviv University

09:00 Opening Statements – Conference room

Prof. Yaron Oz, TAU Rector

Prof. Itai Sened, Head, BMI; Founding Head, School of Social and Policy Studies, Tel-Aviv University

Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director General, icipe

Mrs. Joelle Aflalo, Co-Chair, Matanel Foundation

09:30 Museum tour, with Prof. Tamar Dayan, the Steinhardt Museum Chair

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Research presentations – TAU researchers:

Dr. Neta Dorchin, School of Zoology and Chief Curator of Entomology, the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History View Presentation

Dr. Gideon Pisanti, Hymenoptera Collection Manager, the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History View Presentation

Dr Malkie Spodek, Hemiptera Collection Manager, the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

Dr. Opher Mendelsohn, Department of Public Policy View Presentation

ilad Ben-Zvi, Manager, the Entomological Laboratory for Applied Ecology, The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

12:40 TAU Branch of Engineers Without Borders – Tanzania project

14:00 Activity presentations – icipe

Dr. Moses Osiru, Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) Manager

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Dr. Sunday Ekesi, Director of Research and Partnerships View Presentation

Dr. Menale Kassie, Head of Social Science and Impact Assessment Unit (SSIA).

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Dr. Robert Skilton, Head of the Capacity Building and Institutional Development Programme View Presentation

15:00 Discussion

Tuesday, 14.1.20

10:00 Visit to Kayma Farm

12:00 Tour in Jerusalem

Wednesday, 15.1.20

10:00 Visit to Biobee + Biofly, Sde Eliyahu Kibbutz – Dr. Shimon Shteinberg, CSO

13:30 Visit to Emek Ha-Maayanot Agricultural R&D

Thursday, 16.1.20

11:00-12:00 Meeting with Professor Tamar Ronen Rosenbaum, Dean of the Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Itai Sened, Head of the School of Social and Policy studies and Dr. Ram Fishman, Department of Public Policy – TAU MA Program for the Developing Countries – Social Sciences Dean’s office

15:00 Guest lecture: Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director General, icipe – Naftali building, Segal Hall (003)