Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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The Malabo Montpellier Forum, which meets twice each year is supported technically by the Malabo Montpellier Panel, which brings together 17 leading experts in agriculture, ecology, nutrition, and food security. It is hosted by AKADEMIYA2063 with headquarters in Kigali, in collaboration with ZEF at the University of Bonn and Imperial College London.
This meeting of the Malabo Montpellier Forum will be co-hosted by the Malabo Montpellier Panel, the UNFSS Scientific Group, and the African Union Commission’s Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, the Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment, and The Rockefeller Foundation.
The Malabo Montpellier Panel identifies areas of progress and positive change across Africa and assesses what successful countries have done differently in terms of institutional and policy innovations and program interventions. It produces two reports annually that serve as background documents for the Forum meetings, which act as platforms for dialogue and exchange among high-level decision-makers, usually ministers and permanent secretaries. The co-chairs of the Forum are H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and The Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, Vice President of Malawi.
The basis of this upcoming Forum will be the Panel’s next report on food systems transformation in Africa – Connecting the dots: Policy innovations for food systems transformation in Africa
The report presents a collation of African perspectives and priorities on food systems and their transformation. This will be in two parts: a technical part will summarize policy areas that need to be prioritized to enhance and transform African food systems and an analysis of four African countries – Ghana, Malawi, Morocco, and Rwanda – that are leaders within their regions in adopting a more holistic approach to food systems transformation. These case studies have a particular focus on the lessons to be learned from government action: policy and institutional innovations and programmatic interventions on the ground –that can be scaled up and scaled out across the continent.
Participants will include senior government representatives of African governments; development partners; private sector; civil society and international organizations.
Confirmed speakers include:
- H.E. Ambassador Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for the African Union Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, the Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment
- Dr Ousmane Badiane, Panel Co-Chair, Executive Chairperson at AKADEMYIA2063
- Dr Agnes Kalibata, President at AGRA
- Dr Gunhild Stordalen, Founder & Executive Chair, EAT
- Prof Sheryl Hendriks Head of Department, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development – University of Pretoria & member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel
- Dr Debisi Araba, Member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel
- Tom Arnold, Chair of the Irish 2030 Agri-Food Strategy Committee & member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel
- Professor Joachim von Braun, Malabo Montpellier Panel Co-Chair, Director at The Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, and Chair of the UNFSS Scientific Group
The event will be held in English, with simultaneous translation into French.
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