About

AKADEMIYA2063, in partnership with the AUC, is convening the 2024 ReSAKSS Conference to launch the 16th Edition of the ATOR. The conference will take stock of Africa’s climate change and bioeconomy agendas and discuss countries’ implementation strategies under the frameworks of the Paris Agreement, COP28, and the broader continental climate agendas. As the centerpiece of the thematic discussions, the 2024 ATOR will take a deep dive into a selection of key strategic topics at the intersection of climate change and food systems, including bioeconomy, climate finance, renewable energy, and the Global Green Agenda. Organized in partnership with the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), the in-person event will take place on October 1-3 under the theme “Advancing the Climate and Bioeconomy Agenda in Africa for Resilient and Sustainable Agrifood Systems”.

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Objectives

The objectives of the conference are to allow participants to:

  1. Discuss the research evidence and recommendations presented in the 2024 ATOR on trends in adaptation and mitigation options in African agriculture;
  2. Examine advances in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission tracking;
  3. Discuss bioeconomy opportunities for African economies, including from the perspective of regional cooperation and integration to enhance the bioeconomy potential in Africa;
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Structure

The three-day event will assemble around 150 participants and will facilitate stakeholder dialogue and networking under the following format:

  1. Day 1: Kick-off with side events hosted by AKADEMIYA2063 and partner organizations, followed by the official opening of the conference. The opening plenary will feature an overview presentation of the 2024 ATOR, a keynote presentation on the theme, and a moderated panel discussion with high-level stakeholders.
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Download the 2024 ReSAKSS Conference Concept Note

Conference Agenda

Morning

Registration

Side Event I

Climate Change Initiatives in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation

Side Event II

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence, Remote Sensing, and Data Analytics for African Food Systems Transformation

LUNCH

Afternoon

Opening Session of the 2023 ReSAKSS Conference

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote Presentation

African Food Systems Transformation and the Post-Malabo Agenda: Megatrends and Knowledge Requirements to Inform Action

Overview of the 2023 Annual Trends And Outlook Report (ATOR)

Reflections on the CAADP Experience

Plenary and Panel Discussion

Evening

Cocktail and Award Ceremony for the Winners of the 2023 ReSAKSS Data Challenge

Morning

Taking stock, Tracking and Measuring Progress under Malabo

Plenary and Panel Discussion

Analyzing Food Systems and Accelerating Transformation: Approaches, Tools, and Methodologies

Plenary and Panel Discussion

LUNCH

Afternoon

Consolidating Knowledge in Emerging Themes

Plenary and Panel Discussion

Evening

Dinner

Morning

Data, Technology, Science, and Innovation

Plenary and Panel Discussion

Progress Toward Achieving CAADP Goals

Plenary and Panel Discussion

Reflections on the 2023 ReSAKSS Conference Theme – African Food Systems Transformation and the Post Malabo Agenda

Plenary and Panel Discussion

LUNCH

Afternoon

Closing Session of the 2023 ReSAKSS Conference

Concluding Remarks

END OF CONFERENCE

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