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Deep Dive Session 1.2: M4D: AI-Powered Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Development, and Climate Resilience

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Auditorium 1: Digitalization

The session will have a presentation highlighting finalist AI-driven solutions from the joint Moonshots for Development (M4D) AI for Climate Resilience in Rural Areas Innovation Challenge. Following the presentation, the session will dive into a vibrant panel discussion, and the floor will open for an engaging discussion involving the audience.


  • Stephanie King-chung HungDirector General, Information Technology Department, Asian Development Bank 

Opening Remarks:

  • Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department, International Fund for Agricultural Development


  • Yasmin Siddiqi, Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development, ADB 
  • Gladys Herminia Morales Guevara, Global Head of Innovation, International Fund for Agricultural Development  
  • Anirudh Keny, Director of Business Development & Partnerships, Boomitra 
  • Esther Kimani, CEO, Farmer Lifeline Technologies 
  • Kaiyan Yousaf, Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships, Viamo 
  • Michael Iyanro, CEO of AgIQ (Agpreneur)


Anirudh Keny

Director of Business Development & Partnerships


Esther Kimani


Farmer Lifeline Technologies

Gladys Morales Guevara

Global Head of Innovation

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Jyotsna Puri

Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Kaiyan Yousaf

Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships


Michael Iyanro



Stephanie King-chung Hung

Director General, Information Technology Department

Asian Development Bank

Yasmin Siddiqi

Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, Sectors Group

Asian Development Bank

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