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AICCRA Ghana | Unlocking the potential of inclusive, climate-smart innovations and finance for healthier crops, environment and people

By getting innovations led by CGIAR and its partners 'off the shelves' and into fields, the AICCRA Ghana team is bolstering the livelihoods of smallholder farmers across the country and supporting greater food security for all. 

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About this event

Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) is a new project that expands access to climate information services and climate-smart agriculture to farmers across Africa. 

Supported with a grant from the International Development Association of the World Bank, it is led by the Alliance Bioversity and CIAT

Join us in this public forum to find out more about the AICCRA's ambitions in Ghana and across Africa. 

The event will explore emerging AICCRA work on: 

  • A One Health Platform for Climate-Driven Pests and Diseases to deliver more optimal health outcomes for people, crops and the environment.
  • Sustainable finance and the broadening of financial access to all social groups in Ghana, informed by the latest research on gender and social inclusion in agriculture and food systems. 
  • Innovative partnerships with private sector leaders to scale climate-smart agriculture and climate information services in Ghana. 

Follow AICCRA on Twitter and LinkedIn, join our WhatsApp group or subscribe to the AICCRA newsletter for updates. 



14:00 - 14:05

Welcoming remarks and introduction

Ana Maria Loboguerrero
Interim Director

14:05 - 14:15 Opening address Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Ghana
14:15 - 14:20 Opening remarks Pierre Frank Laporte, Country Director, Ghana
14:20 - 14:25 Opening keynote

Michael Morris, Lead Agriculture Economist, The World Bank 

14:25 - 14:55 AICCRA in Ghana |  Sustainably financing climate action and food systems transformation while widening access for women and youth 
  • Marie Ena Derenoncourt, Gender Smart Investment Specialist, AICCRA
  • Osman D. Tahidu, Lecturer, University of Development Studies (UDS-Tamale)
  • Martin Nartey, General Manager Newage Agric Solutions Limited
14:55 - 15:10 Moderated panel debate with Q&A  
15:10 - 15:40 Coffee break  
15:40 - 16:25 AICCRA in Ghana | Tackling climate-driven biorisks for improved one-health outcomes for crops, environment and people  
  • Christopher Mawuli Gaitu, Deputy Director, Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate, Ghana Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA)
  • Ghislain Tepa-Yotto, AICCRA Ghana Leader
  • Justin Pita, Regional Coordinator, West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) for Food Security
  • Emmanuel Njukwe, Director Research and Innovation, CORAF
16:25 - 16:55
Moderated panel debate with Q&A  
16:55 - 17:00 Closing remarks

Ana Maria Loboguerrero
Interim Director