Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, November 30, 2020

Upcoming webinars during the month of December

25 November - 3 December 2020. 3rd Global Conference of the One Planet (10YFP) Sustainable Food Systems Programme
  • Theme 1 Poverty alleviation: food and nutrition security (30th November 2020 from 1000hrs – 1315hrs East Africa Time / UCT+3)
  • Theme 2: Agro-biodiversity and smallholder resilience (1st December 2020 from 1000hrs – 1300hrs East Africa Time / UCT+3)
  • Theme 3: Food systems transformation (2nd December 2020 from 1000hrs – 1315hrs East Africa Time / UCT+3)
1 December 2020. Strengthening Agricultural Innovation Systems in the context of sustainable agricultural development and food security
  • The aim of the webinar is to present complementary and joint work areas of Agrinatura and FAO in the next three years, with the main objective to strengthen Agricultural innovation Systems (AIS) and partnerships between Universities and Research Centres throughout Europe and developing countries for inclusive, responsible and impactful agricultural innovations, in the context of sustainable agricultural development and food security.

1 December 2020. Action Track 4 Public Forum

1 December 2020 (4:30-5:30PM - EAT). Transforming Food Systems: Lessons Learned from Global and Local Experience. Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity Webinar
  • The webinar will focus on core elements of food systems, external drivers, and political economy issues that facilitate or impede important changes in food systems - focusing on the Ethiopian context, followed by discussion of audience questions.
  • Incl. Dr. Namukolo Covic - Sr. Research Coordinator, IFPRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1-2 December 2020. First Biennial Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Stakeholders Conference CAADP-XP4 Organizations (FARA, AFAAS, CORAF, ASARECA, CCARDESA) and Partners (AUDA-NEPAD, FAO, CCAFS, AGNES, CSAYN)

1-2 December 2020. Two-part webinar series on Green Deal Africa Call
  • The two-part webinar series are looking to increase awareness and understanding of the Horizon 2020 (i.e. H2020) research and innovation programme and opportunities for African organisations. In particular, the webinars will focus on the 'Accelerating the green transition and energy access Partnership with Africa (TOPIC ID: LC-GD-2-3-2020)’ call which is currently open.
  • The first session is mainly aimed at African organisations (e.g. research organisations, start-ups, NGOs, tech-hubs, corporate innovations) interested in learning more about H2020 and application procedures. The second session (i.e. matchmaking) is aimed at European and African organisations looking to connect with potential partners for the Africa Green Deal call. You can participate in one or both sessions.
2-3 December 2020. WTO Virtual Agriculture Symposium, entitled Agricultural Trade and Food System Transformation

3 December 2020. Africa Knows! Panel 47 on Agricultural Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training in Africa
3 December 2020. 17:00 CEST. Towards the 2021 UN Summit on Food Systems: An enhanced Africa-Europe partnership on sustainable agriculture

3 December 2020. UNSCN Webinar series - Nutrition in a Digital World! Episode 3: Digital solutions for data driven decision making, to help improve nutrition of vulnerable groups and to address inequalities

4 December 2020. Action Track 5 Public Forum

5 December 2020. World Soil Day

  • 5 Dec. Sat. | 19:00-22:10 hours | UTC+8:00 (Beijing Time) Global AgriInno Pitch Event
  • 6 Dec. Sun. | 09:00-12:00 hours | UTC+8:00 (Beijing Time) Digital Agriculture and Rural Development Forum
  • 6 Dec. Sun. | 15:30-19:30 hours | UTC+8:00 (Beijing Time) Digital Agriculture Dialogue

7 December 2020. Responsible Investments in Agriculture and Food Systems.

7-9 December 2020, 12:00-18:00 CET. 4th International Conference on Global Food Security
The 4th International Conference on Global Food Security will take place as a live-streamed and interactive event with pre-conference mini-symposia on 4 December 2020, 12:00-18:00 CET. It will bring together keynote speakers, presentations, talks and e-posters showcasing the latest research and addressing key topics in the field in a very rich programme

7-9 December 2020. The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) General Assembly

  • The Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership (AEIP) is organizing a virtual event, under the patronage of the South African Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation, as part of their annual Science Forum.
  • Opening by Ms. Maria Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation at the European Commission
8 December 2020. 2:30 p.m. GM. Food and Agricultural Trade in the New Policy Environment. How Can WTO members Support Economic Recovery and Resilience?

8 December 2020. 12pm EAT: A Dialogue on Youth Digital Agtech Entrepreneurship. AGRA + CTA

8 December 2020. 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CET. Beyond the Basics: Integrating Psychosocial Support into Enterprise and Employment Programming Marketlinks webinar. 
  • Speakers from Action for Hunger, International Rescue Committee, and Catholic Relief Services will share successful examples from their programming in Iraq, South Sudan, and El Salvador and Honduras.

9 December 2020. 3:00 - 4:00 pm Nairobi. Food Safety Regulations: Know Your Way Organised by IFC (the International Finance Cooperation) Food Safety team.

9 December 2020. 14:30 - 15:30 PM. Launch of the High-Level Group Report on the Africa Europe Climate Alliance

10 December 2020. Weathering COVID-19 in Small Island Developing States: A pathway to resilience. FAO. The dialogue will raise awareness on their structural vulnerabilities and the looming impacts on food systems as a result of the pandemic

10 December 2020. 13:30 - 14:45 CET. Global Capacity Needs Assessment for Nutrition: Integrating Nutrition Objectives into Agricultural Extension Programmes and Policies

10 December 2020. Action Track 3 Public Forum By IFPRI Co-Organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and the Food Security Portal

14 - 16 December 2020.WORLD AQUACULTURE 2020 Singapore. Virtual event more on

15 December 2020. 14:00-15:00 CET. Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery

15 December 2020. Natural Livestock Farming (NLF): an approach to reduce the use of antimicrobials and towards Sustainable Dairy Production. Contact for registration
NLF project in Ethiopia 2017-2020: Enhancing Quality and Safety of Milk: This project aims to introduce the Natural Livestock Farming (NLF) 5-layered strategy for improved cattle health in Ethiopia through a pilot study which combines activities at field- and laboratory level.

16 December 2020. 13.30-15.00 GMT). Innovation Accelerator: How to build resilient smallholder supply chains and drive systemic change for rural communities
This webinar will launch the initial findings of the research which has explored a wide range of supply chains, including cotton, fruit and vegetables, dairy, coffee, soya, palm and maize. As well as bringing together cross-sector experience, the project sought insights from political science and development economics to explore the wider societal dynamics of communities and countries in which supply chains exist.

  • An informal dialogue with the former and current SUN Coordinators – Dr David Nabarro, Mr Tom Arnold and Ms Gerda Verburg

17 December 2020, 14:00-15:30 (CET). Episode 4 – Digital solutions for nutrition sensitive programming. By IUCN 

18 December 2020. 14:00-15:30 (CET) - Digital solutions for nutrition sensitive programming. Webinar series - Nutrition in a Digital World 

18 December 2020. 9 h-16 h 45. L’Afrique et la crise de la Covid-19 : à la recherche d’une plus grande résilience des systèmes alimentaires - Téléchargez le programme


8-11 January 2021. IUCN World conservation congress, Marseille. The dates are no longer up to date

18-22 January 2021. Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2021

21st January 2021, 12h00-14h00 (GMT) Grow local: Conquering high-value markets. Organised by PAFO and COLEACP

25-26 January 2021 – ONLINE WORLDWIDE. Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
The Netherlands government will host an online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS Online) on 25 January 2021. CAS Online will build on the advances of the UN Climate Action Summit by showcasing pioneering solutions to the climate emergency, and sustaining momentum through to UNFCCC’s COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.

8 - 12 February 2021. Committee for Food Security 47

22-26 February 2021. Commonwealth Science Conference to focus on resilience against global environmental crises

25-27 February 2021. Virtual APIEXPO AFRICA 2020

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will review the achievement and delivery of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It is also anticipated that the final decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be taken, together with decisions on related topics including capacity building and resource mobilization.

17-20 May 2021. New Middle East Africa Virtual 2021 & Review Virtual for all Africa 2020

6 July 2021, 08:30 – 9 July 2021, 17:00 FAO-CIRAD international conference on Geographical Indication (by Sustainable Food Systems Network)

The twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will take place in November 2021 in Glasgow.

1 December 2021 Nutrition for Growth Summit. 
The Nutrition for Growth Summit will be an important opportunity to set the world on a path to achieving the SDG targets – in particular, to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 and to strengthen the link between diet, food systems and health. The goal is to galvanize commitments from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor agencies and the UN to end malnutrition in all of its forms.

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