GLF Bonn 2020 | Opening plenary, “A new normal” – Tony Simons and Ada Osakwe

09 Jun 2020

COVID-19 has brought the planet to a halt, disrupting entire food systems, the global economy, environmental and climate efforts and much, much more. What we are witnessing is a global ‘syndemic’, or synergy of epidemics – crises that share root causes and reinforce each other, striking the world with one blow. It is clear that total system change is needed, and fast. This plenary highlights the urgent need for resilient, nutritious and food secure landscapes in order to achieve transformative change for our planet.

Publisher: GLF

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): climate crisis, Coronavirus, covid-19, epidemics, food security, food system, hunger, nutrition, nutrition security, pandemics, restoration, sustainable food systems, sustainable landscapes, transformative change

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Global

  • Father Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam

    Senior representative of Pope Francis in the Vatican, Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

  • Ada Osakwe

    Founder and Chief Executive, Agrolay Ventures

  • Ashok Sridharan

    Mayor of Bonn, President of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

  • Maria Flachsbarth

    Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Yemi Adeyeye

    Director, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)

  • José Yturrios

    National Director, Peru Cacao Alliance

  • Wanjiku Mwaurah

    Journalist, Deutsche Welle


  • Tony Simons

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