Closing plenary: towards a resilient, equitable and African-led food future

27 Sep 2022

About GLF Africa 2022

 

GLF Africa 2022: How to build an equitable, resilient food future brought together over 8,500 participants from 122 countries and featured 182 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 68 incredible partners to explore African solutions to the global food crisis caused by climate changeCOVID-19 and the war in Ukraine

Across 31 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches, virtual tours, dialogues, performances, and a job fair, the digital conference explored ways to transform the future of food through healthy landscapes, equitable access to land, and shorter, greener value chains. Messages spread on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.

 

How can we transform food systems and develop green supply chains across Africa?

 

In this closing plenary, Special Adviser on Africa to the United Nations Secretary-General Cristina Duarte, along with key speakers, introduces the concept of innovative ecosystems which are economic engines that scale innovations with high potential. They are fueled by collaboration and form support networks or enabling environments to elevate ideas, start-ups, and local organizations to their full potential.

 

By working across sectors and geopolitical boundaries, Africa can combine modern innovation, science, local practices, and traditional knowledge to attract the investment needed for a sustainable rural transformation.

 

Learn about the Impact Potential of Agricultural SMEs in Africa 

 

 

Language: French

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Africa

economic development innovation investment local communities rural communities sustainable finance traditional knowledge

  • Susan Kaaria

    Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

  • Rose Mwebaza

    Director and Advisory Board Secretary, UN Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)

  • Safiatou Nana

    Coordinator, GLFx Ouagadougou

  • Salina Abraham

    GLF Africa Regional Manager, GLF Africa Hub

  • Robert Nasi

    Director General, Vice-Chair, CIFOR-ICRAF, CPF

  • Rebecca Bakare

    Co-Founder, Nueden Bio

  • Cristina Duarte

    Special Adviser on Africa to the United Nations Secretary-General, United Nations

  • Tony Simons

    Director General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF) , Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Barbara Birungi Mutabazi

    Executive Director, Hive Colab