How can we transform food systems and develop green supply chains across Africa? This closing plenary will introduce the concept of innovative ecosystems, which are economic engines that scale innovations with high potential. They are fueled by collaboration and form support networks or enabling environments to elevate ideas, start-ups, and local organizations to their full potential. By working across sectors and geopolitical boundaries, Africa can combine modern innovation, science, local practices and traditional knowledge to attract the investment needed for a sustainable rural transformation.
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
Rose MwebazaDirector and Advisory Board Secretary
UN Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)
Salina AbrahamGLF Africa Regional Manager
Robert NasiDirector General, Vice-Chair
Cristina DuarteSpecial Adviser on Africa to the United Nations Secretary-General
Tony SimonsDirector General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF
Barbara Birungi MutabaziExecutive Director
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