Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) is a new initiative that will enhance access to climate information services and validated climate-smart agriculture technologies in Africa.
With the support of AICCRA projects, farmers and livestock keepers will be able to better anticipate climate-related events and take preventative actions, with better access to climate advisories linked to information about effective response measures. This will help communities better safeguard their livelihoods and the environment.
It is supported by a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank, and will enhance research and capacity-building activities by the CGIAR and its partners.
Join us at the launch event on 17 May, in which our speakers will introduce AICCRA’s objectives, its implementation plan and expected impact of the project, which will run from 2021 to 2023.
You may access the interpretation platform via the above link by entering the event code: AICCRA-DAY1 and you will be re-directed to the interactio audio player web page. Select your preferred language and make sure to mute the original video and only listen through the Interactio page.
|14:00 - 14:05||Introduction by Chair||Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa, The World Bank|
|14:05 - 14:10||Welcoming remarks||Juergen Voegele, Vice President for Sustainable Development, The World Bank|
|14:10 - 14:25|
Agricultural science and technology to achieve food security in Africa
Galvanize action and mobilize financing to address Africa’s food security challenges in the face of climate change
Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT - CGIAR
|14:25 - 14:35||Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA): Mobilizing science and innovation for the benefit of agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa|
Bruce Campbell, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
|14:35 - 14:55|
Challenges and solutions to accelerate impacts of climate research for Africa
Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa, The World Bank
Daniel Asare-Kyei, CEO, Esoko
Keiso Matashane-Marite, Gender Affairs Officer, Gender, Equality & Women’s Empowerment Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Victor Mugo, Country Coordinator, CSA Youth Network Kenya
Mandefro Nigussie, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
|14:55 - 15:10||Live Q&A with audience|
|15:10 - 15:20|
Virtual signing ceremony to formalize the grant agreement
Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT - CGIAR.
|15:20 - 15:30||Closing remarks|
Claudia Sadoff, Executive Management Team Convener and Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact, CGIAR