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 spread on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.
Building Africa’s food and climate resilience
Large parts of Africa are facing a monumental food crisis, with some 22 million people at risk of starvation in the drought-hit Horn of Africa alone.
In this plenary, the president of the International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD) Alvaro Lario, Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Youba Sokona, agro-pastoralism expert Kolyang Palebele, among other expert speakers, explore pathways to build the continent’s food and climate resilience and secure a just transition to a decarbonized economy, particularly nature-based solutions such as the restoration of forests and other ecosystems.
Food systems scientist Catherine Nakelembe closes the plenary by exploring some key tools to power the transition to food and climate resilience including financing for farmers, food waste reduction, capacity building, community mobilization, and new narratives around African food sovereignty.
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