09 November 2022 12:0013:00

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COP27 side event: Promoting more and better (blended) finance for the adaptation of African food systems

In the scope of COP27, ECDPM and FAO are organising this hybrid workshop on 9 November 2022 at 12:00-13:00 pm CET (13:00-14:00 EET) to contribute to the identification of actions and partnership-building for increasing sustainable investment and finance for the adaptation and transformation of food systems under climate change.

ECDPM staff involved

This workshop will focus on the challenges and lessons learnt around access to finance for local food system actors and local financial intermediaries, and on informing COP27 negotiators with innovative ideas from the COP27 Blue Zone. 

The workshop will aim to:

  1. Showcase best practices around blended finance to support the adaptation of food systems
  2. Provide actionable recommendations for including the financing of adaptation of food systems in the global responses to the emerging global food crisis
  3. Provide actionable recommendations on how to enhance the adaptation of food systems in country-level investment processes in Africa, with a special focus on the role of the private sector



Steven Muchiri, CEO of Eastern Africa Farmers Federation

Mr Ephraim Shitima, Chair of the African Group of Negotiators

Catherine Collin, Head of Division, European Investment Bank

Stefano Gatti, Italian Special Envoy for Food Security and Food Systems

Suzanne Van Tilburg, Global Head Food and Energy Networks, Rabobank

Oluyede Ajayi, Program Lead, Food Security, Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (Global Centre on Adaptation)

Francesco Rampa, ECDPM | Moderator

Watch the recording of the event