CAS 2021 Virtual Dialogue Session 2: Digitalisation to improve planning and monitoring of adaptation actions

Part 2 of the Climate resilient food systems for Africa: From evidence to action virtual dialogue series that aims to identify principles and approaches for integrating digital tools for planning and monitoring adaptation actions in food systems.




Virtual dialogue 2: Digitalisation to improve planning and monitoring of adaptation actions

15  JAN | 14:00 – 15:30 PM CET

Highlights and summary from the first dialogue 

Dawit Solomon, East Africa Regional Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) 


Welcome by Chair

Patrick Verkooijen, CEO, Global Center on Adaptation (GCA)


Keynote presentation: Can digitalisation transform African food systems?

Sander Janssen, Director, Earth Informatics Team, Wageningen University & Research (WUR)


Panel reacting to keynote from different perspectives:

  • Martin Frick, Deputy to the Special Envoy, UN Food Systems Summit
  • Sebastian Oggema, Project Manager, Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow (CRAFT), Kenya
  • Dan Haglund, Senior Private Sector Adviser, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom
  • Beatrice Gakuba, Executive Director, African Women Agribusiness Network (AWAN) Africa

Reflection from the next generation

Rebecca Sarku, PhD Researcher, Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

Live Q&A and interactive session with audience 14:55 
Closing comments from all speakers 15:15

Closing and a way forward

Ida Rademaker, Policy Officer, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs