Closing of the relay: Living transformation

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COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of food systems. This insightful session will finalize a full day "around the world" journey on transforming our food systems to avert a food and climate crises.

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The session will start by using innovation to present the main messages coming out from the previous discussions. With a short video we bring the audience closer to the 12 geographies covered during the day representing how the “ball was passed” from one session to the next. The session will follow by engaging in a fascinating discussion on how transformation is taking place through specific activities. Invited panellists will tell us how through their lifes and careers they have observed and been part of transformations.

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Ana Maria Loboguerrero
Head of Global Policy Research, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)


Andy Jarvis
Associate Director General for Research Strategy and Innovation, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Brigitte Baptiste
Chancellor, Universidad EAN
Juan Pablo Bonilla
Manager of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)



Where to watch the event

The around-the-world virtual relay event will be live streamed right here on the CCAFS website. You can also watch on our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page, and on our YouTube channel. The livestream will also be accessible through the Whova companion app.


Live translation will be available in Spanish for this session. Go to the CCAFS livestream for more information.


The Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative brings together over 100 partners. See the full list of partners.


Hosted from: Cali, Colombia
Local time: 13:00 – 13:30 COT

The event will be livestreamed on our website, watch here.



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