Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit: May 15 – 18, 2018
Social Enterprise Society of Kenya (www.socialenterprise.or.ke), SESOK – The umbrella body and voice of Social Enterpises in Kenya will be participating in The Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit. Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summitt will unite over 300 representatives from key UN Agencies, NGOS, Investors, Donors, Government Officials, Agricultural Associations and the private sector to explore policy updates, best practice and innovations for CSA in Africa. Through providing the insight of key decision makers and influencers, and offering valuable networking opportunities, the forum will help mobilise the necessary resources and networks to fast-track Africa climate resilient strategy to agriculture.
The agenda will look at technological innovations, partnerships, innovative financing and the use of technology and data to advance climate-smart agriculture practices in East Africa. The participants will discover how to secure financial investment for CSA initiatives, improve agricultural productivity and scale adoption of technological innovations in agriculture.
The 40+ speaker panel includes Gabriel Rugalema, Representative of the FAO Kenya, Noelle Obrien, Team Leader of the Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund (FICCF), Richard Munang, Regional Climate Change Coordinator at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Berber Kramer, Research Fellow of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Laban Ogallo, Project Coordinator, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) amongst others.
By offering keynote addresses, panel discussions and interactive roundtable sessions, the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit enables robust debates on sustainable agricultural transformation and economic opportunities while ensuring sustainability for communities and the environment.
The two day event will convene :
•Key policy makers responsible for creating effective climate smart agricultural policies across Africa, including the Ministries of Environment and Forestry and Agriculture from Kenya, Tanzania, and 4-5 other African states, the FOA, UNEP and UN Women, IFAD, ICRAF, UNDP, NEPAD, WFP, CGIAR.
•Key donors & NGO’s committed to investing and progressing CSA in Africa including : GEF, GCF, DFID, World Bank, AGRA, GIZ, USAID, HIVOS, PAFO, One Acre Fund, NCATF, FARA, and many more.
•Private sector investors including : Standard Chartered, Equity Bank, Rabobank, National Bank of Kenya and private equity firms invested renewable energy and agriculture.
•Innovative Private sector vendors including : solar power and irrigation systems, drone crop and soil evaluation tech, bio pesticides, water harvesting, farmer insurance solutions, satellite mapping and weather technologies, mobile payment and financial services products for farmers.