The African Potato Association (APA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 and its core objective is to promote the production and the use of potato and sweetpotato in Africa. Currently, most APA members are scientists and practitioners drawn from 20 African countries. Every three years, the APA holds a meeting to review progress in potato and sweetpotato research and delivery in Africa. Rwanda is the selected country for the 11th Triennial APA Conference because of the critical role potato and sweetpotato contribute towards its food security, nutrition, and income generation. The Rwanda Board of Agriculture and the International Potato Center have joined hands to host this international event for an expected 400 participants. The meeting begins on the evening of 25th of August through the 29th of August 2019. This includes 2.5 days of presentations at the Kigali Conference Center in the capital and 1.5 days for Field Trips.

The APA needs to raise funds to cover the costs of this meeting to support African scientists and farmer innovators who are selected for keynote speeches, oral presentations, posters, or participation in the marketplace exhibitions. The estimated cost per participant varies by region. The figures below cover air travel (when relevant), accommodation and meals, the registration fee and participation in the meeting and a field trip.

Expected Participation Costs by Region

Rwanda USD 600 / Rwf 538,000
East and Central Africa USD 1,900 / Rwf 1,672,000
Southern and West Africa USD 2,700 / Rwf 2,376,000
North Africa USD 2,800 / Rwf 2,464,000

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INYAMBO

Amount in USD: $30,000 and above

Amount in RwF: 26,400,000

How your support will be highlighted:

Exclusive sponsorship of a gala dinner or cocktail, time for a speech; exhibition space provided and 1st priority in space selection. Large logo on promotional materials.

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GORILLA

Amount in USD: $25,000

Amount in RwF: 22,000,000

How your support will be highlighted:

Exhibition space provided at location of choice (after the Gorilla level); Large logo on all promotional items; Exclusive sponsorship of a promotional item.

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LEOPARD

Amount in USD: $15,000 and above

Amount in RwF: 13,200,000

How your support will be highlighted:

Exhibition space provided; sponsorship of award for best oral presentation; logo included in all non-exclusive promotional materials and banners.

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ELEPHANT

Amount in USD: $5,000 and above

Amount in RwF: 4,400,000

How your support will be highlighted:

Exhibition space provided; sponsorship of award for best poster; logo included in all non-exclusive promotional materials and banners.

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INYANGE

Amount in USD: Below $5,000

Amount in RwF: < 4,400,000

How your support will be highlighted:

Logo included in all non-exclusive promotional materials and banners.