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A climate-smart African future driven by science and innovation in agriculture

 

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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. 

Program

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Time (CEST)
Description
Speaker
14:00 - 14:05Introduction by MCSithembile Mwamakamba, Director, Policy Research and Analysis, Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
14:05 - 14:15Welcoming remarksJuergen Voegele, Vice President for Sustainable Development, The World Bank
14:15 - 14:25

Opening statements

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

Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa, The World Bank

14:25 - 14:35Accelerating 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

Panel discussion

Challenges and solutions to accelerate impacts of climate research for Africa

Moderator:

Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa, The World Bank

Speakers:

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 - 15:10Live Q&A with audience 
15:10 - 15:20

Signing ceremony

Virtual signing ceremony to formalize the grant agreement

MC: 

Sithembile Mwamakamba, Director, Policy Research and Analysis, Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

Signatories:

Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT - CGIAR

Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa, The World Bank

15:20 - 15:30Closing remarks

Claudia Sadoff, Executive Management Team Convener and Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact, CGIAR