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Thursday, June 17, 2021

WEBINAR: RUFORUM Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue for Selected Advocates for Africa’s Development

17 June 2021. RUFORUM Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue for Selected Advocates for Africa’s Development.

Welcome Remarks by Session - Moderator Sandrah Twinoburyo, NTV Anchor

Session 1: Opening Remarks RUFORUM Executive Secretary - Prof Adipala Ekwamu, RUFORUM Executive Secretary

Documentary: Message from United Nations Secretary General Special Envoy on the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021, Dr Agnes Kalibata, President of Alliance for A Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA

Session 2: Statements from Regional Bodies 

  • Statement by the Executive Director, FARA - Dr Yemi Akinbamijo 
  • Statement by the Director General, Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development (AOAD) - Prof Ibrahim El-Dukheri 
  • Statement by FAO Assistant Director - General and Regional Representative for Africa - HE Prof Abebe Haile-Gabriel 
  • Statement from African Universities Representative Prof Teresa Akenga, Vice Chancellor, University of Eldoret, Kenya 

Documentary: Training Food Systems Change Makers – Story from Kenyatta University in Kenya (4 Minutes) 

Session 3: Perspectives from selected Government representatives 

  • Statement from the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Somalia - Hon. Said Hussein Iid 
  • Statement from the Minister of Education, Government of Malawi - Hon. Agnes Makonda NyaLonje 
  • Statement from the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Government of Sudan - Hon. Prof. Intisar Soghayroun Elzein Soghayroun 

Documentary: What is the Africa I want? (4 Minutes) 

Session 4: Perspectives from selected Advocates for Africa’s development 

  • Perspective from Africa’s first World Food Prize Winner and former Sierra Leone Minister of Agriculture - Prof Monty Patrick Jones 
  • Perspective from the Former President of Mauritius - HE Prof. Mrs. Ameenah Gurib

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