About GLF Nairobi 2023: ‘A new Vision for Earth’


The GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference, held on October 11 and 12, convened global thought leaders to set the stage for COP28, the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference. This pivotal event mobilised action on critical issues affecting humanity, biodiversity, and our planet.

The conference featured two focused days: Day 1 centered on “Africa’s Sovereign Solutions,” exploring pathways to a sustainable and prosperous future for the continent. Day 2, dedicated to climate, aimed to craft a “Survival Guide for a Planet in Crisis,” paving the way for a fairer world ahead of COP28.

GLF Nairobi brought together a diverse coalition of influential voices, ranging from scientists, activists, and Indigenous leaders to financiers, women, youth, policymakers, and private sector representatives. As a united front, we collectively championed change and passionately advocated for meaningful action in these pivotal times.


About this session


Experts addressed the complex issue of development aid and food sovereignty in Africa, stressing the need for a farmer-centric approach and the challenges of balancing short-term food security with long-term sovereignty goals. Empowering farmers and communities, flexibility, and clear progress metrics were highlighted.

Harmful effects of toxic pesticides and fertilizers in agriculture were discussed, leading to emerging diseases. Collaboration between ministries, expert input, and policy implementation were seen as crucial. The meeting concluded with an emphasis on transparent collaboration, learning, and empowering farmers for a sustainable future, focusing on a bottom-up approach to achieve food sovereignty.

Should development aid be used to promote food sovereignty in Africa

Language: English

Year: 2023

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Africa

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