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This AGRF side-event features a totally new kind of program for resilience and food security in Africa.
The event will highlight the launch of the $716 million West Africa Food System Resilience Program (FSRP), a new kind of program for food security in Africa.
FSRP is a game-changing innovation, providing long-term investment to address root causes of persistent food insecurity in the region, addressing structural challenges that increase preparedness against food insecurity, and improve the systemic resilience of food systems.
FSRP represents a long-term commitment from The World Bank to members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), spread over more than a decade. FSRP empowers countries to prioritize investment in sustainable initiatives that share knowledge and build infrastructure, all the while enhancing capacity and collaboration between national and regional institutions in West Africa.
FSRP actively collaborates with and builds on impact of existing World Bank initiatives in the region, such as Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA).
This side event will debate the transformative changes, share experiences of partners, explore opportunities for south-south collaboration, and highlight how complementary projects like Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) also catalyse the impact of FSRP.
Ana Maria Loboguerrero - Director, AICCRA
Juan Lucas Restrepo - Global Director of Partnerships and Advocacy, CGIAR
Kofi Adu Domfeh – Journalist and Climate Activist
Lydia Sasu - Executive Director, The Development Action Association Ghana
Åsa Giertz - Senior Agriculture Economist, World Bank
About the African Green Revolution Conference (AGRF)
The AGRF is the world’s premier forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.
AGRF will host its 12th annual summit under the theme Grow. Nourish. Reward – Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems from September 5-9, 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.
Register at https://agrf.org
Note: You can attend this AICCRA side-event without being registered for the main conference.