External Event
Virtual Seminar

Developing Resilience to Climate Change and Achieving Food Security in West Africa: Follow up Action from the UN Food Systems Summit

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IFPRI and WASCAL
Online Event
Co-Organized by West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) and IFPRI

Organized by IFPRI and WASCAL, this collaborative seminar will address issues, constraints, and challenges to developing resilience to climate change and achieving food security in West Africa.

Panelists will discuss specific action plans that will be needed for following up on recommendations from the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit. Specific topics of presentations will include: Developing a resilience policy framework to address climate change; What do we know from the climate change research in food systems to guide national resilience policy; and Measuring and tracking for resilience programming: Translating resilience strategies at the landscape and farm levels.

Discussion with the panelists will follow their initial presentations through a moderated questions and answers session.

Opening Remarks

  • Teunis van Rheenen, Director of Business Development and External Relations, CGIAR-IFPRI
  • Moumini Savadogo, Executive Secretary, West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

Panel Presentations

A Measurement Approach for a Resilience Index: Possible Applications to Climate Shocks

Closing Remarks

  • Suresh Babu, Senior Research Fellow / Head of Capacity Strengthening, CGIAR-IFPRI
  • Daouda Kone, Director of Capacity Strengthening, West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

Moderator