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 change, COVID-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 on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.
Art for a resilient and equitable future
African artists are creating sounds that are sweeping the globe, enticing the world to lend an ear to the continent. How can we tap into this powerful flow of music and art that is the lifeblood of many African cultures to inspire a movement to restore degraded lands?
Africans are paying a heavy price for the climate crisis, but local communities and political leaders alike are building resilience through initiatives like AFR100 and many others. This special event brings together African creatives across film, music, and art to not only share their work but also foster dialogue to remind us all to embrace both local traditions and contemporary innovations as we strive toward a resilient and equitable future.