Objectives and Expected Outcomes

About

AKADEMIYA2063, in partnership with AUC, is convening a virtual 2020 ReSAKSS Annual Conference to promote review and dialogue on the role of public policies in ensuring sustainable and resilient agrifood systems and their transformation in Africa. The conference will take place virtually on 3–5 November 2020 under the theme of “Sustaining Africa’s Agrifood System Transformation: The Role of Public Policies.”

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Objectives

More specifically, the conference will allow participants to:

  1. Discuss the research evidence and recommendations presented in the 2020 ATOR on the role of policies in sustaining Africa’s agrifood system transformation;
  2. Review lessons and necessary actions in transforming Africa’s agrifood systems to be more sustainable and resilient;
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Expected outcomes

Expected outcomes of the conference are:

  1. Shared understanding of:
    1. Required policies and actions for sustaining and accelerating Africa’s agrifood system transformation and ensuring sustainable and resilient agrifood systems.
    2. Required commitments and actions for successfully rebuilding Africa’s agrifood systems following the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Conference Agenda

8 AM – 9 AM
(US EST)

Opening Session: Welcome & Introductory Remarks

9 AM – 10 AM
(US EST)

Plenary Session: Overview of the 2020 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR)
[Presentations, Panel & Plenary Discussions]

10 AM – 11 AM
(US EST)

Plenary Session: 2020 ATOR– Enabling Environment for Transforming Agri-Food Systems -Part 1
[Presentations & Discussion]

8 AM – 10 AM
(US EST)

Plenary Session: 2020 ATOR– Policies for Competitive Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems
[Presentations & Discussion]

10:30 AM – 11 AM
(US EST)

Break

11 AM – 12 AM
(US EST)

Plenary Session: 2020 ATOR– Policies for Inclusive Development of Modern Food Value Chains
[Presentations & Discussion]

12 AM – 13 AM
(US EST)

Parallel Breakout Sessions: Lessons & Actions for Transforming Food Systems & Rebuilding Food Systems After COVID-19
[Presentations & Discussion]

8 AM – 10:30 AM
(US EST)

Plenary Session: 2020 ATOR– Enabling Environment for Transforming Agri-Food Systems-Part 2
[Presentations & Discussion]

10:30 AM – 11 AM
(US EST)

Plenary Session: 2020 ATOR– Monitoring CAADP Indicators & Promoting Mutual Accountability
[Presentations & Discussion]

11 AM – 11:30 AM

Closing Session: Concluding Remarks

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