10 December 2023 11:3013:00

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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). 

You can attend in person or follow online here (French link here).

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.


Nardos Bekele-Thomas (CEO AUDA-NEPAD)
George Wamukoya (Agriculture Team Lead at Africa Group of Negotiators Experts Support)
Peter Odhengo (Kenyan Ministry of Finance and Coordinator of Africa Green Climate Funds Network)
Kristofer Hamel (COP28 Food Systems Lead)
Stefano Gatti (Italian Special Envoy for food security and food systems)
Stephen Muchiri (Executive Director, East Africa Farmers Federation)
Reshma Shah (Sustainability Director, Equity Bank Group, Kenya)
Pieternel Boogaard (Global Head Agribusiness, Food & Water, Dutch Development Bank)
Maximo Torero (Chief Economist at FAO)

ECDPM staff involved