Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

UPCOMING WEBINARS during the month of July

2 July 2020. 4:00 PM. CEST. CGIAR webinar series on climate security - Sustainable finance for peace


6 July 2020. 15:00 to 16:15 CEST: Building stronger health systems going forward Organised by ECDPM


6 July 2020. 18h CET. Report Launch - Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission

7 July 2020. 4:00-5:30 PM CEST (10:00 AM EST). Webinar. “Build Back Better: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption”. By World Resources Institute – WRI.

7 July 2020. 9:00-10:00 PM CEST (3:00 PM EST). Webinar. “The Global Impact of Climate Change”. By Yale International Alliance.

8 July 2020. 03:30 PM to 5:00 PM CEST. Hindsight is 2020: Reflecting on IFPRI’s ‘2020 Vision Initiative’ Organised by IFPRI

8 July 2020. 4:00-5:00 PM CEST. Webinar. “Green finance for a climate-resilient post-COVID-19 recovery”. By RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment.

7-9 July 2020. Nature-based Solutions Initiative will be hosting a virtual event, NbS Digital Dialogues, to discuss key issues around NbS and draw conclusions that can be fed into the UN summits on biodiversity and climate change in late 2020/early 2021. NbS Digital Dialogues will serve as a primer to the Nature-based Solutions Conference, now postponed to July 2021, with many of our speakers for the 2021 conference contributing to this virtual event as well.

9 July 2020. Webinar. Covid response in EU External Action financing

9 July 2020. 14:00 – 16:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time). Technology and Innovation in Agriculture a Catalyst to Africa's Growth. Organised by AFAP

9 July 2020. 3:00-4:00 PM CEST. Webinar. “Pandemics/Epidemics, Drought and Agriculture: Building back better”. By Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture – WASAG, Integrated Drought Management Programme – IDMP and UNCCD Drought Initiative.

9 July 2020 @14:00 - 15:30 (GMT+2). Zoominar VIII: Innovation in social protection in response to COVID-19 in the NENA region: Building on best practices cases Organised by FAO

9 July 2020.@ 15:00 – 16:30 CEST WEBINAR “Accelerating Inclusive farmer-led irrigation and Reaching Scale: Key Considerations”. The Global Commission on Adaptation (2019) and Malabo Montpellier Report (2019) highlight the urgency for innovative water and renewable energy solutions to support current agricultural production systems amid a changing climate. The first part of the webinar was held on 11 June. Download a flyer for more information about both events.

10-12 July 2020. E-Conference Responding to Fall Armyworm in Asia. Sessions are from 9:00 - 10:30 CEST
  • Wednesday 10 July: Fall armyworm identification, monitoring and current status
  • Thursday 11 July: Options to respond to fall armyworm in Asia
  • Friday 12 July: Responding to fall armyworm on-farm
  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report presents the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition around the world.
  • This year, the report includes a special focus on transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets. 
  • It analyses the cost and affordability of healthy diets around the world, by region and in different development contexts. 
  • New analysis is presented on the “hidden” health and climate change costs associated with current food consumption patterns, as well as the cost savings in case there is a shift towards sustainable, healthy diets. 
  • SOFI 2020 also offers policy recommendations to transform current food systems and make them able to deliver affordable healthy diets for all, an endeavor that is crucial to achieve Zero Hunger (SDG2).
14 July 2020. 12:00 PM. CEST/CAT. COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call for Food System Change in Africa. A conversation with the African Union and Food Sovereignty Activists (AFSA) from all sub-regions of Africa.

14 July 2020 - 15:00-16:30 CEST/CAT “Sustainable Agriculture Water Use: water productivity improvement, a silver bullet for the climate crisis?” ”. The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) webinar series

14 July 2020. 16:00-17.30 CEST/CAT. Virtual Event - Transforming Food Systems for Affordable, Healthy and Sustainable Diets for All: A High-Level Discussion on the Key Findings of the 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report  Organised by IFPRI. Incl. Qu Dongyu, Director-General, FAO; Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and SDG Advocate for UN SG Antonio Guterres; Máximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO.

14 July 2020. 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Virtual Side event Covid19 pandemic: a worldwide response from the global farmers’ community. Stories from the field. Organised by the World Farmers' Organisation and IFOAM. The side  event at the 2020 United Nations high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) aims at showcasing how the global farming community is responding to this unprecedented crisis.

15th July 2020. 14:00 CEST/CAT. Webinar  ‘Delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food system in the ‘new normal’. Organised by RUFORUM

15 July 2020 15:00-16:00 CEST. Markets and Infrastructure: The Role of Market Access in Shaping Diets in Bangladesh, Uganda, and Nepal

  •  It will help you understand what SBC is really about, why some people do not follow the promoted behaviours and how you can integrate SBC into your projects effectively. The speaker, Danielle Chekaraou, is an experienced SBC practitioner who will share with you practical tips, show useful examples and answer your questions. Find out more information at and register now at :
  • The entire webinar series is an excellent opportunity for people to gain key knowledge, useful skills and inspiration to facilitate behaviour change in an effective way. Therefore, we encourage you to share this invitation with your colleagues and partner organizations across the world. Recording in English and with French subtitles will be available.
16 July 2020. 03:00 - 4:00 PM CEST. Drone Con 2020: the decade of the drone | Webinar Series | Precision Agriculture. Incl. Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo / FARA

17 July 2020. 9 AM - 10 AM CEST. High-level Political Forum 2020 Review. The International Institute for Sustainable Development organises a panel discussion and Q&A session the day after the Forum closed.

20 July 2020.@14:00 - 15:30 (GMT+2) Zoominar IX: Role of Farmer Organizations in Agri-Food Systems Innovation. FAO

20 July 2020.@14:00 Exploring the role of trees in large-scale carbon dioxide removal. - Li Fang, Chief Representative, World Resource Institute Beijing Representative Office, China
  • - Martin Frick, Deputy to the Special Envoy, UN Food Systems Summit 2021
  • - Thelma Krug, Senior Researcher (retired) at National Institute for Space Research, Brazil and Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • - Kelsey Perlman (speaking on behalf of CAN International), Forest and Climate Campaigner, Fern
  • - Artur Runge-Metzger, Director for Climate Strategy, Governance and Emissions from non-trading sectors, DG CLIMA, European Commission
  • - Janos Pasztor, Executive Director, C2G (Moderator)
21 July 2020. 10:00-11:00 am CEST. Choice Webinar
Thirteen years ago, Choices International started as a foundation to promote a healthy choice logo to 
help prevent overweight and non-communicable diseases.

21 July 2020. 4:00 PM CEST. Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform

22 July 2020. 10:00 Nairobi time. Aquaculture Field Schools: the Kenya experience

22 July 2020. 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CEST). Parliamentarians' Actions for Gender Equality and Resilient Food Systems in Response to COVID-19 series. See the event webpage here and the concept note here.

22-23 July 2020. The Food Forum (The National Academies of Sciences, US) will host a virtual workshop, Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Building a More Sustainable, Resilient, Equitable, and Nourishing Food System, that will explore the integration of the health, societal, economic, and environmental effects and future needs of the food system.

23 July 2020. Financing climate smart agriculture. Second Webinar of the The Southern Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (SACSAA), in partnership with the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is leading a virtual multi-stakeholder dialogue which addresses critical issues in developing resilient food system in this era of COVID-19.

29 July 2020. WEBINAR. 3 PM CEST. Cost and Affordability of Nutritious Diets Globally

30 July 2020. WEBINAR. 02:30 PM CEST.  Agricultural livelihoods in emergencies

30 July 2020. WEBINAR. 5:30 AM – 7:00 AM CEST Transforming Food Systems in Myanmar, Vietnam, Philippines and Cambodia

11 - 12 September 2020. Meise, Brussels. 4th edition of the African Diaspora Agrofood forum

17 September 2020 – 16:00 PM WEBINAR: CGIAR webinar series on climate security - Climate Security in Colombia

20 SEP - 23 SEP 2020. MONTPELLIER, FRANCE. 4th International Conference on Global Food Security. This conference will address the triple burden of malnutrition: hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.

1 October 2020 – 16:00 PM WEBINAR: CGIAR webinar series on climate security - A Partnership Agenda for Climate Security

22-26 October 2020. Free online e-conference "Responding to Fall Armyworm in Africa"

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