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Deep Dive Session 4.3: Establishing Global Hi-Tech Climate-Smart Agricultural Research Network

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Auditorium 4: Special Topic

This session aims to understand the development of the global high-tech agricultural university network, explore the interests in joining the network as regional hubs, and discuss contributions from international organizations, research institutions and private sector.


Gi Soon Song, Director, Human and Social Development Sector Office, Sectors Group, ADB


  • Suk-Ha Lee, Professor and Former Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University
  • Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan 
  • Nathaniel C. Bantayan, Vice Chancellor (Research and Extension), University of the Philippines Los Baños
  • Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor and Director, Global Food Systems Policy Center, China Agricultural University 
  • Gladys Herminia Morales Guevara, Global Head of Innovation, IFAD 


Gi Soon Song

Director, Human and Social Development Sector Office, Sectors Group

Asian Development Bank

Gladys Morales Guevara

Global Head of Innovation

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Iqrar Ahmad Khan


University of Agriculture (Faisalabad-Pakistan)

Nathaniel C. Bantayan

Vice Chancellor (Research and Extension)

University of Philippines Los Baños

Shenggen Fan

Chair Professor

China Agricultural University

Suk-Ha Lee

Professor and Former Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Seoul National University

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