The inaugural Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress is to take place on 6-7 March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Africa CSA Congress will bring together senior-level stakeholders to look into innovations, partnerships and financing to advance climate smart agriculture in East Africa.
Delegates will include government, UN and donor agencies, farmers’ associations, cooperatives, NGOs and CBOs, research institutes, investors and the private sector. Over the two days, they will discover how to secure financial investment for CSA and scale adoption of technological innovations in agricultural systems, as well as best practice in capacity building, innovative financing, policy frameworks and the use of big data to advance climate-smart agriculture practices. Expert speakers will include Gabriel Rugalema, Representative of the FAO Kenya, Noelle Obrien, Team Leader of the Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund, Richard Munang, Regional Climate Change Coordinator at the UNEP and Berber Kramer, Research Fellow of the International Food Policy Research Institute amongst others.
By offering keynote addresses, panel discussions and interactive roundtable sessions, the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress will encourage robust debate on sustainable agricultural transformation and innovations in seed technology, soil and drought management in the region.
For more information about the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress and to register to attend, please visit csa-africa.aidforum.org