“We must remember that the core part of our mission is to ensure that no potential partner is left behind. We each have something to contribute.”
(HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of WAITRO)
Next, we had welcome speeches by Prof. Eugene Cloete, Dep. VC Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies at Stellenbosch University; and Prof. Nnenesi Kgabi, Director Research Support at North-West University. The opening ceremony also featured addresses from the Chief Director for University Planning & Institutional Planning, Feizal Toefy; and the Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (ARBE) of the African Union, H.E. Josefa Sacko. Sacko addressed the theme of the Contribution of Youths in Accelerating the Transformation Process of African Agriculture.