Driving transformational change in agri-food systems: a multi-stakeholder approach
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:15
  • Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019
  • Location: Worsley Seminar Room 8.43y
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  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public
  • Faculty: Biological Sciences
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We are pleased to invite you to the next GCRF-AFRICAP knowledge-sharing seminar, co-hosted with the University of Leeds Cheney Fellowship Programme.

Speaker: Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba, AFRICAP Regional Policy Officer and University of Leeds Cheney Fellow

Lecture: Poverty, hunger and malnutrition in Africa are amplified by ineffective policies and a lack of leadership to drive policy implementation efforts. This must change if the continent is to achieve an increased understanding, uptake and implementation of policy that is impactful, coherent, and inclusive to attain food and nutrition security.  Independent policy research institutions, such as local and regional think tanks, are in a unique position to enhance public policy debates and promote more objective, evidence-based decision-making that makes real, sustained improvements in people’s lives.

In sub-Saharan Africa, the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), a regional multi-stakeholder policy research and advocacy think tank, is at the heart of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policy development and leadership. FANRPAN has an unparalleled legacy within the FANR policy space in sub-Saharan Africa with several success stories that span across contexts and spheres of governance. In this seminar, Ms Mwamakamba will reflect on FANRPAN’s vast experience of policy influence to promote an on-going interdisciplinary global dialogue on how to drive transformational change in agri-food systems in Sub Saharan Africa.

Open to all. For further information, contact Helen at h.coskeran@leeds.ac.uk.

GCRF-AFRICAP is a major programme to make agriculture and food production in sub-Saharan Africa more productive, sustainable and resilient to climate change. The Cheney Fellowships, funded through the generosity of Peter and Susan Cheney, enables talented researchers to spend a period of time at Leeds, exploring new research ideas and building new collaborations.

Cheney fellowship April 2019