Africa has played a minimal role in causing the climate crisis, yet its people are already paying a heavy price. With droughts, floods, and the war in Ukraine sparking a global food crisis, Africa’s woes are more apparent than ever. At the same time, the continent is taking charge of finding its own solutions. This plenary will bring together key African and global thought leaders to present pathways to solve these interconnected crises. We will hear success stories for achieving an inclusive, resilient and safe food systems transition in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area, the African Adaptation Initiative and the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative.
Loss and Damage Youth Coalition
Jochen FlasbarthState Secretary
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Violet AmoabengFounder and Chief Executive Officer
Skin Gourmet Limited
Mercy JumaJournalist, Storyteller
Anita MoragiaCommunication & Community Engagement
Carlos LopesHonorary Professor and WRI Board Member Director
University of Cape Town; African Union
Jimmy SmithDirector General
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Alex AwitiGlobal Public Intellectual
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