The many stories across Africa

07 Oct 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 on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.

 

Breaking stereotypes and misconceptions

 

All too often, the stories we hear about the African continent are not told by Africans, leading to misconceptions and negative stereotypes. How can Africa take control of its own narrative? In the words of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
“Stories have been used to dispossess and malign. But stories can also be used to empower and humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a person. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.”
Join this session to discover new narratives around the peoples, cultures, and landscapes of the African continent, as told by young storyteller Lungisani Mjaji:
“It is not what you are able to see as a storyteller but what you could make others see with your work.” 

Language: English

Year: 2022

Location(s): Africa