10 December 2023 11:3013:00

Leveraging investments and financing mechanisms for national food systems and climate coordinated plans, with a focus on Africa and smallholders

In the scope of COP28, ECDPM is organising this hybrid workshop, together with AUDA-NEPAD and AKADEMIYA2063 on 10 December 2023 from 11:30-13:00 CET (14:30-16:00 GST) to showcase lessons learned and best practices to address food systems and climate financing gaps (including recent experiences in countries such as Senegal, Rwanda, and Kenya). 

The event will foster a high-level multi-stakeholder dialogue to discuss challenges and opportunities in Africa to scale up climate finance that effectively reaches small-scale farmers, women, youth, and small and medium-scale enterprises. Two keynote presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion bringing together diverse perspectives.

The event will end with a call for action to build a roadmap for more and better coordinated investments for food systems’ adaptation in Africa, targeting relevant policy processes such as: the Climate Finance Delivery Plan(s); the UN Food System Summit’s national pathways (including in the case of Africa the post-Malabo Agenda as an opportunity for integrating climate and food systems transformation plans and targets); the G7 and G20 2024 Presidencies; and coordinated international TA mechanisms for national food systems and climate plans in Africa.


Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas, CEO AUDA-NEPAD
Mrs Beatrice Cyiza, Director General Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Rwanda (TBC)
Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, AU Special Envoy for Food Systems
Mr Amb. Gatti, Special Envoy for Food Security
Mr Kristofer Hamel, Food Systems Lead, COP28 Presidency (TBC)
Mr Stephen Muchiri, CEO of Eastern Africa Farmers 
Mr Macharia, General Manager Food & Agriculture Banking, Equity Bank Kenya (TBC)
Mrs Pieternel Boogaard, Global Head Agribusiness, Food & Water, Dutch Development Bank
Mr Maximo Torero, Chief Economist FAO

ECDPM staff involved