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Conference Report

APPRECIATION

On behalf of the Conference Committee of the 1st Africa Food Security and Adaptation Conference, we are pleased to say thank you to each of you who have attended this conference and thanks to our participants, special guests and guest speakers. We appreciate you for taking the time and effort to be here.

Africa’s vulnerability to climate change impacts have been underscored by the severe droughts experienced recently in the Sahel in 2012 and the Horn of Africa in 2011. These bring into focus the serious impacts of climate change on the continent and highlight the urgent need for adaptation as a priority in providing sustainable solutions to reduce the vulnerability of a great majority of Africa’s one billion citizens.

The Expected outcomes of this conference are;

  • Improved understanding of harnessing ecosystem services for food security and adaptation to climate change in
    agriculturally dominated landscapes in Africa and elsewhere.
  • Policy options and innovative approaches explored for increasing the role of ecosystem-based approaches in food
    security and climate change adaptation.
  • Engagement of key regional partners and policy makers within the continent on food security and climate change
    adaptation.

Photos

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    Opening plenary

    The Conference was officially opened by Mounkaila Goumandakoye, Regional Director, UNEP ROA and Modibo Traore, FAO Representative to the African Union
    and to the UN Economic Commission for Africa Click here for more photos

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    Groups Sessions

    Group session 3 moderated by Emmanuel Dlamini and Group Session 2 moderated by Tewolde Egziabher. Click here for more photos
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    Day 2

    Bill Carter Ashoka, Diamond Leader for Africa  and  Hans Joehr, Corporate Head of Agriculture
    Sandra Freitas, Climate Analytics, presented key findings of the World Bank’s 2013 “Turn Down the Heat” report, Click here for more photos

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    The Closing Session

    Mounkaila Goumandakoye, Regional Director, UNEP ROA, drew attention to the upcoming session of AMCEN in Botswana in October 2013 and invited conference participants to attend the session, stressing that Africa was the only continent negotiating a common position on the next UN conference on climate change. Click here for more photos

Disclaimer For all participants

No fees is required to participate in this conference. Participants are requested to cater for their transport and accommodation costs to and from the conference. The Conference partners and organisers will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the participants.

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Supported by

World Agroforestry Centre     Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network Nestlé EAR  Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)   CIAT - International Center for Tropical Agriculture     The Union Commission on Climatic and Environmental Change (CCEC)   Bioversity International       Fairtrade International (FLO)     Ecoagriculture Partners  Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)      Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)    McGill Institute for Global Food Security