GACSA Annual Forum 2023

Report from GACSA Annual Forum 2023

4-5 May 2023 – Hybrid: Rome, Italy and Zoom
GACSA Annual Forum 2023 – Expanding Global Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture

The 2023 Annual Forum concept note is framed around GACSA’s crosscutting themes of youth, women and finance, emphasizing in all sessions the central role of farmers. In addition, the Annual Forum will focus on showcasing the new activity proposals, giving the opportunity to all GACSA members to be more involved with the Alliance, as these proposals focus on accelerating GACSA’s multi-stakeholder actions, create new tools and share knowledge to lead positive change. Details can be seen online here >>>>

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Session 1: Keynote Opening | Highlighting the role of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and the importance on global level

Moderator: GACSA Co-chairs

• Martien van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank | Mainstreaming Climate Smart Agriculture: Financing transformation to support healthy people, a healthy planet and healthy economies

• Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit and President of Sustainably Growing Africa’s Food Systems (AGRA)

• Michael Keller, Chair of the Agri-Food Networks (IAFN)

• Divine Ntiokam, Founder and Managing Director of the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)

Session 3: Youth is the Future |  Welcoming all youth GACSA Members to speak up and presenting starts ups, new CSA practices, e-learnings, training, impact of youth in general

Moderator: Kazuki Kitaoka

• Kazuki Kitaoka, Global Coordinator World Food Forum (WFF/FAO) | Youth is future

• Roberta Ianna, Senior Advisor Italian Ministry for the Environment and Energy Security Youth 4 Climate | Youth4Climate Initiative

• Emanuela Vignola, Senior Advisor Italian Ministry for the Environment and Energy Security and co-leader of Youth 4 Climate

• Divine Ntiokam, Founder of Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (GCSAYN) | GCSAYN VA e-learning platform

• Jesca Muzamhindo, Zimbabwe CSA Coordinator

Session 5: Capacity Building (GACSA E-learning and GACSA app)

• Presentation of the proposals from the Project Manager Famke Van der Meer Capacity building

• Stefano Marras, Director of Global Partnership- UN Affair Bayer | Working together for Climate Smart Agriculture

• Maria Giulia de Castro, Advocacy Policy and Partnership World Farmers Organization (WFO)

• Domenico Vito, Global Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Country Coordinator for Italy | Analysis of Agros-Smart survey data for the assessment of small farmers’ needs for Climate Smart Agriculture implementation

• Alexandre Shinebourne and Julius Davier, from Landwirtschaftlicher Betrieb von Davier Seggerde | The Tunen project