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SB42 Side Event: Linking agricultural and climate change science and policy in Africa

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Event Date and time


Room Bonn I, World Conference Centre, Bonn - Germany

Side event to the 42nd sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

Date: Saturday, 06 Jun 2015 13:15—14:45
Venue: World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB) - Bonn I (45)

New studies are emerging on the extent and impact of climate change and variability on smallholder farming, and solutions to tackle droughts, floods, pests and diseases in Africa. Researchers from CGIAR and African policy partners share evidence and experience in addressing these issues.

The side event is organized by CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), together with the University of Copenhagen, the Government of Kenya and the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU).

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, the Principal Secretary, State Department of Environment and Natural Resources (MEWNR) 
  • Kevin Coffey (CCAFS)
  • Julian Smith (FERA)
  • Manyewu Mutamba (SACAU)
  • Tom Owiyo, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Abdulai Jalloh,  West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD)
  • George Wamukoya, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Read more about the conference and see the overview of our events.