Event will take place at the African Pavillion which will run alongside COP21 in Paris.
Negotiators at COP21 in Paris in December 2015 are under pressure to meet the pre-2020 climate change mitigation ambition, address the adaptation challenges and agree on a new framework post-2020. Agriculture has been neglected for many years but this seems to have shifted, as many countries have included agriculture in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).
Please note: participants must possess an official UNFCCC delegate badge (blue zone access) to attend events at the Africa Pavilion.
The objective of the session is to help inform the UNFCCC discussions and outcomes at COP21 by sharing information about specific scalable climate-smart solutions that can help millions of small-holder farmers in Africa, in several areas including adaptation, mitigation and food security. Discussions will highlight how the challenges of going to scale for these innovative solutions- information and finance- can be overcome, and identify opportunities to integrate these innovative solutions as part of INDC implementation in the continent.
The event will seek to answer the following questions:
- What agricultural options can be scaled to meet the targets in INDCs?
- What partnerships models do we need to scale up climate smart solutions?
- What are the key challenges that need to be addressed in going to scale?
- What are the gaps in knowledge of going to scale?
Richard Muyungi, GACSA finance group co facilitator; ex-SBSTA Chair; Vice-President’s office, Tanzania (TBC)
Enabling 4 million farmers to get seasonal forecasts in Senegal
Ms. Aïda Ndong, Director, Senegal Meteorological Services
Development of CSA national action plan under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
Dr. Delali Kofi, MoFA
Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) as an Innovative Tool Against Drought Loss in Kenya
Gargule Achiba, Researcher, University of Berne Switzerland
Use of ICTs as a solution to improve farmers’ resilience to climate change in East Africa
Prof Idowu Oladele, North Western University, South Africa
Moderator: Michael Hailu, Director, CTA (confirmed)
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We welcome you to join our other event at the Africa Pavillion: Taking forward the implementation of national climate-smart agriculture programmes in East Africa, Fri, Dec 4 2015 18:00 – 19:30
Report back: Africa Pavilion at COP21: Scaling up innovative approaches to climate-smart agriculture in Africa (IISD Reporting Services)