In this first Webinar the speakers addressed comprehensive components of the system, current and long term vulnerabilities, and opportunities for the most impactful responses at all levels.
- The meeting highlighted the challenges of creating resilient food systems that can recover from shocks, provide food and nutrition security, adequate livelihoods and improved environmental outcomes.
- There is a dearth of information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food systems in the region, especially for vulnerable groups such as smallholder farmers, women farmers, agri-businesses, and people living with disabilities.
Manyewu Mutamba, Senior Programme Officer at AUDA-NEPAD, leading the Climate Resilience Programme. Manyewu Mutamba has been involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of regional and continental climate resilience programmes across sub-Saharan Africa and has a detailed understanding of climate risks facing natural and agro-ecosystems in many African countries.
Jana Körner, Integrated Expert for Scaling Innovations Science Officer at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Jana Korner works as Integrated Expert for Scaling Innovations at CCAFS Southeast Asia. Since February 2017, she is seconded by CIM/GIZ to support the CCAFS program by looking into scaling and all that this entails. She is also part of a newly established ‘task force’ of 7 CIM seconded experts in the different CGIAR Research Programs.
Dr Majola Mabuza, Programme Officer – Policy, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU). Majola Mabuza is an Agricultural Economist, currently employed as a Programme Officer responsible for Policy at SACAU.