After almost a year since the project’s kick off, the partners have gathered to address project related issues in a two-day hybrid meeting. The meeting hosted by ICIPE, in Nairobi, Kenya on September 25th and 26th of 2023. As the project enters the second year, the progress is significant, both on the technical and organizational side. A fruitful discussion took place among the partners of the consortium. During the two-day meeting, the consortium reviewed the progress on all work packages and had the chance to address development issues. The partners presented the results achieved so far and the next steps towards the successful delivery of the NESTLER project.