COP21 Africa pavilion: Taking forward the implementation of national climate-smart agriculture programmes in East Africa

This event, held alongside COP 21 will help identify a coherent process for increasing technical understanding of CSA options. Photo: S.Kilungu (CCAFS)
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Event Date and time


Salle 2 of the Africa Pavilion, Le Bourget


Event will take place at the African Pavillion which will run alongside COP21 in Paris. 

This event will provide an opportunity to dialogue on the appropriate policy and financing mechanism to scale-up the adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices in defined farming systems in Africa. The event will build on experiences drawn from the program on “supporting preparation of country CSA programs in five countries in eastern and southern Africa”. This program is the result of collaboration among partners namely; the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The purpose of this program is to support countries to synergize their National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs) and agricultural sector programmes with their respective National Climate Change Strategies and Action Plans. It is anticipated that the CSA programs will catalyse increased public-private sector investments in CSA Regional and Country Programs with a reach of more than 100,000 agricultural service providers benefitting 10 million smallholder farmers (including women and youth) and small-scale food producers by 2025.

Please note: participants must possess an official UNFCCC delegate badge (blue zone access) to attend events at the Africa Pavilion.


Time: 1800 - 1930hrs

Venue: Salle 2 of the Africa Pavilion, Le Bourget



Mr. Jean Havugimana- Director of Productive Sectors- EAC Secretariat



Key Note Remarks

  1. Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Policy Framework and Coordination in East African Community (EAC): Role of Regional Economic Communities

      Hon. Jesca Eriyo, Deputy Secretary General, East African Community

  1. Climate Change Impacts on Kenya Coffee Production

      Gideon Galu, Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)


Mainstreaming Climate-Smart Agriculture in National Programs and Policies
Todd Rosenstock & Evan Girvetz, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)


Taking forward the Implementation of the Tanzania CSA-FP

Ms Shakwaanande Natai, Head, Environment Management Unit Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives, United Republic of Tanzania


Taking forward the Implementation of the Ugandan  CSA-FP

Stephen Muwaya, SLM Program Coordinator/CSA Focal Point Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda


Integration of Climate-Smart Agriculture into Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, Kenya’s Experience 

Dr. Charles Mutai, UNFCCC Focal Point, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Republic of Kenya


CSA: Building resilience and safeguards for smallholder farmers in Africa.

Samson Ogallah, Programme Manager, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)


Exchange with audience


Moderated by: Mr. Jean Havugimana- Director of Productive Sectors- EAC Secretariat

Closing remarks and next steps

Mr. Jean Havugimana- Director of Productive Sectors- EAC Secretariat

For additional information contact:

Catherine (CCAFS)
Brian (EAC Secretariat)

We welcome you to join our other event at the Africa Pavilion: Scaling up innovative approaches to climate-smart agriculture in Africa, Fri, Dec 4 2015 14:00 - 15:30

View the full list of CCAFS events at COP21 in Paris.

Report back: Ready for take-off: East African countries develop climate-smart agriculture frameworks (CCAFS blog)