UPCOMING WEBINARS during the month of June

01 June 2020. COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE: THE AFRICAN NUTRITION PERSPECTIVES Organised by FAO and the African Nutrition Society (ANS)

02 June 2020. Food in times of pandemic: realism without magic in Latin America and the Caribbean

03 June 2020. 2:30 pm, CEST. COVID-19 and Sustainable Food Systems: Responses and innovations to tackle vulnerabilities and build back better Aimed primarily at regional and national decision-makers focusing on food or elements of the food system, the webinar is open to anyone with an interest in building sustainable food systems as a response to COVID-19 through a systems approach, and the role of inter-sectoral coordination and collaboration. The webinar is part of a Series of webinars on the Food Systems Approach in Practice promoted by members of the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS Programme), a global multi-stakeholder platform to support countries in the transition towards sustainable food systems.

03 June 2020. 8:00 pm, CEST. WEBINAR: The Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey

03-05 June 2020. Digital Conference: Food in the time of crises. This three-day event will continue to push the horizon of digital conferencing through interactive sessions, inspirational talks, documentary screenings and exclusive interviews streamed live from Bonn as well as landscapes and cities around the world. Participants will experience crowdsourced idea-sharing, networking to connect activities, digital scavenger hunts, learning journeys, live polls and more.

04 June 2020. 16:00 PM CEST  CGIAR webinar series on climate security

4 June 2020. 13:00 PM CEST Webinar Covid 19: Learning to Build Resilience for Africa’s small scale farmers, food systems and sovereignty

4 June 2020. 14:00 PM CEST Webinar on Preventing Food Loss and Waste during COVID-19? Policy and Technology Innovations for Less FLW and More Sustainable Food Systems. Organised by FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa FAO/RNE.


4 June 2020. 15:00 to 16:00 CEST Webinar Mapping Africa’s priorities ahead of the EU-AU Summit

5 June 2020. 9:00 am EDT Webinar Food Systems Dashboard
  • Register: https://bit.ly/3d5jAoW
  • Link to the Dashboard: foodsystemsdashboard.org
  • The Food Systems Dashboard is highly relevant to our community. It compiles data across the whole food system to assess & strengthen ag-nutrition linkages. In doing so, it brings together indicators from many diverse organizations/sources, which aligns with our CoP ethic of collaboration and breaking down institutional and sector boundaries.
  • The recording is not yet available.
  • This webinar focused on the results of the research work carried out by the visiting scientists from Burkina Faso, Republic of the Congo and Cameroon to  the National Agency for New Technologies, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) in the field of microbiome application for sustainable agri-food systems.  
  • It presented amongothers: SIMBA (Sustainable Innovation of Microbiome Applications in Food System) is a European innovation project, funded through Horizon 2020, which provides a holistic and innovative approach to the development of microbial solutions to increase food and nutrition security, in particular focusing on the identification of viable land and aquatic microbiomes that can assist in the sustainability of European agro- and aquaculture.
  • Organised by IFPRI
  • Micronutrient deficiencies can easily develop, or be exacerbated, during the COVID-19 emergency.  
  • Co-organized by several UNFCCC observers, including ProVeg International, Loyola Marymount University, Sustainability Health Education (SHE) Foundation, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), and UN Environment Program (UNEP).
  • Including  Dr. David Nabarro (WHO Special Envoy on COVID 19)
  • This blogpost gives also an overview of planned webinars during the summer by the UNFCCC observers group
  • This Webinar includes the presentation of Inge van Oost, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG AGRI  
  • With compelling presentations from  Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, Director, West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) Ghana and  Professor Mark Laing, Director, African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) South Africa   – How plant breeding can be deployed to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19
  • Includes comment on The Future of Agriculture in Africa and the video presentation of Professor Mark Laing
  • also the documentary of Australian climate scientists revealing their fears for the future
  • Includes the contributions of Ministers of  Togo, Chad and Niger
  • and H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture African Union Commission (AUC)  
  • Organised by Agricord, FFD, FAO Forest and Farm Facility, Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO) and Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)
  • The conference included a series of web-seminars with pre-recorded and live interactive sessions.  
  • It includes the presentations of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO)   and  Carla Montesi, Director/Planet and Prosperity, European Commission Devco

11 June 2020. 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. 
  • Includes Presentations of World Bank, CGIAR/IWMI, USAID-Feed the future
  • The second part of the webinar on 9 July. 
  • Download a flyer for more information about both events. 
11 June 2020. Power and priorities: equitable partnerships in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health research.

  • This webinar discussed the challenges of equity in research partnerships tackling global agriculture, food systems and nutrition research.
  • Organised by IFPRI
  • Organised by African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) 
  • The 10th FAO regional COVID-19 webinar was co-organized with the CARICOM Secretariat. 
  • It focused on the ways in which technology can boost agrifood systems, and improve production and distribution in Caribbean countries. 
  • The three United Nations Rome-based Agencies IFAD, FAO and WFP, jointly with the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR), the International Committee of Women in Agricultural Economics (ICWAE) of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), The World Bank, and IFPRI are organising a 2-day webinar. 
  • Next Webinar: 19 June 2020: Food security, women, youth and vulnerable groups  
  • Presentations by  Gilbert F. Houngbo, President, IFAD and  Michael Kremer, Nobel Laureate in Economics and Gates Professor of Developing Societies, Harvard University
15 June 2020. 15:00 to 16:15 CEST: Strengthening MSMEs for economic resilience and sustainable development Organised by DAI and ECDPM as a series of webinars – For more detailed information on the webinars and speakers, please download the programme here. To register, please fill this form.

15 June. WEBINAR. DryArc Interface as a R4D framework for collaboration between CGIAR and FAO on Dryland Agriculture – See registration link

15 June 2020 – “Collaboration on Promoting Quinoa (Part 1)”

17 June 2020. 9:00am-10:00am Eastern Time Innovation Lab for Nutrition Webinar: Aquaculture-Horticulture Linkages & Innovative Technologies in Bangladesh Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition Webinar Series

18 June 2020. 11:00 – 12:00 CEST: WEBINAR: Brussels Dialogue on agriculture, biodiversity and the EU Green Deal. Mainstreaming biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources across the agricultural sector – linkages with the European Green Deal and the COVID-19 response

18 June 2020. WEBINAR: Youth in Agribusiness: Coping with COVID-19 in the context of a Changing Climate. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), IFDC-2SCALE, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO), AgriProFocus, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) and the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) are hosting an online discussion on the Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa ( CANA ) platform.

18 June 2020. 16:00 PM. WEBINAR: CGIAR webinar series on climate securityThe importance of data and new technologies for climate security

18 June 2020. 11 am CAT. COVID-19 Perceptions, Behavioral Responses, and Income Implications in Ethiopia

The three United Nations Rome-based Agencies IFAD, FAO and WFP, jointly with the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR), the International Committee of Women in Agricultural Economics (ICWAE) of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), The World Bank, and IFPRI are organising a 2-day webinar. The first webinar was on 12 June.
22 June 2020. 15:00 to 16:15 CEST: COVID-19 and the accelerated digitalisation of developing countries’ economies Organised by ECDPM

22 June 2020. 10.00 to 11.30 a.m.​ CET .Status of digital agriculture in 18 countries of Europe and Central AsiaFAO, in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) developed the report Status of Digital Agriculture in 18 countries of Europe and Central Asia, that will be presented at the webinar.

24 June 2020. 9:00 CEST: Webinar: Running farmer field schools and field-based activities in times of COVID-19 Organized by the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Eastern Africa Hub and the Global Farmer Field School Platform from FAO’s Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP). Co-organized with the Resilient Food Systems Programme (RFS). – Password – afaassec

23-25 June 2020. Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Learning Lab.+ 30 June-2 July 2020. ANH Research Conference Organised by CGIAR, BMGF, DfID

25 June 2020. Global Virtual Relay Event – A new era for food and climate. Over 100 organizations have come together as part of the Transforming Food Systems under a Changing Climate initiative to identify pathways for a food systems transformation. Organised by CCAFS/CGIAR

25 June 2020. Landscape Roundtable: Insights from The African Landscape Action Plan.

29 June 2020. 15:00 to 16:00 CEST: 2020 Hunger Report Launch: Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow

29 June 2020. 15:00 to 16:15 CEST: How Covid-19 calls for an alliance for financing Organised by ECDPM

29 June 2020. 16:00 CEST Entrepreneurship, Economic Development and the Scientific Method. An ongoing project to apply the approach to the Tanzanian food and agricultural sector will be described.

29th June 2020: 13:00 – 15:00 CET Youth and Climate Adaptation: Accelerating Action for a Resilient Future Webinar ID : 82184729452 | Password: aa#@ab

30 June 2020. How will private investment address global challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss in a post-COVID world? (3-4:30pm CEST), experts from BMO Capital Markets, BNP Paribas Asset Management, CFA Institute, Climate Policy Initiative, ICEA LION Group and International Finance Corporation (IFC) will discuss these questions and more on how private finance can support a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 economic fallout.

30 June-2 July 2020. ANH Research Conference Organised by CGIAR, BMGF, DfID

30 June 2020 at 10 AM EDT. Protecting Forests for Sustainable Livelihoods in Uganda
a virtual film screening and roundtable on how we can protect forests in order to sustain livelihoods and biodiversity. 

30 June 2020. 10:30 – 11:45 CET. India-EU Experience Sharing on Adaptation Planning and Implementation  Webinar ID : 81043968411 | Password: a#2sft

1 July 2020. 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT WEBINAR Market-led Interventions for Seed Security Response

1 July 2020. 3PM to 4:30PM British Summer Time (BST). Microfinance and climate change adaptation: Insights from rural Rwanda.

2 July 2020. at 9.00 a.m. EDT (3.00 pm CEST). Expansion of nature-based solutions with national climate efforts, hosted by the NDC Partnership


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

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 – “Drought Preparedness” 

9 July 2020. 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.

9 July 2020. WEBINAR. Delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food systems in the ‘new normal’. Organised by RUFORUM

9 July 2020. WEBINAR. Technology and Innovation in Agriculture a Catalyst to Africa’s Growth. Organised by AFAP

10-12 July 2020. E-Conference Responding to Fall Armyworm in Asia

15 July 2020 14:30-16:00 CEST. Forest data setting the course for green future under the Paris Agreement
16 July 2020. Series of webinars on using social and behaviour change (SBC) for improved agriculture and nutrition
  • The first out of six webinars, entitled ‘Social and Behaviour Change Essentials’, will take place on Thursday, 16 July 2020, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm BST. 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 https://anh-academy.org/sbc-webinar-1 and register now at : https://www.anh-academy.org/sbc-webinar-registration-1.
  • 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.
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. Building a Regional Collective Response to Invasive pests and transboundary crop-livestock diseases. Organised by RUFORUM

4 August 2020 – “Water and Migration”

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