The IPCC 6th Assessment Report highlights the need to shift from near-term, incremental solutions to transformational adaptation. Striking the right balance between immediate needs and longer term solutions is critical.
In this context, this panel discussion brings together senior representation from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), GRP, Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, CGIAR and agricultural experts from Africa to explore vision, strategies, challenges and gaps to achieve long-term resilient agricultural development in the developing world. The moderated discussion will seek to draw out how multilateral funds such as the GEF, partnerships such as GRP, large foundations, innovation research organizations and developing countries are visioning and delivering on this critical theme. The panelists will seek to identify areas that are missing from their collective effort, yet are needed, to achieve the vision of long-term resilience. This will be an interactive session, with time allotted for questions from the audience to the panelists.
Enock Chikava, Director of Agricultural Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Chizuru Aoki, Adaptation Program Lead and MEA Lead, Global Environment Facility
Nathanial Matthews, CEO, Global Resilience Partnership
Ana Maria Loboguerrero, Research Director for Climate Action, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture – CGIAR and AICCRA and ClimBeR Director
Roy Steiner, Senior Vice President of the Food Initiative, Rockefeller Foundation TBC
George Wamukoya, Team Leader, African Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES)