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The Moth Radio Hour: Farms, fish banks, and an iron roof

16 April 2015

Storytellers in this hour are New Voices Fellows from the Aspen Institute who participated in a Moth Community Workshop. A leading advocate for food security reassesses her own relationship to food, a young man dreams of an iron roof for his family, a pragmatic idealist learns to really listen to her friend, and a marine expert tries to bring fish back to Bali. Featuring a story by Lindiwe Majele Sibanda.

Fourth Consultative Forum of the Policy Institutes Committee

09 April 2015 - 30 November -0001

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) organized the fourth Policy Institute Committee (PIC) meeting under the theme “The Policy Institutes Committee and ACBF: Effective Partnership for Capacity Building in Africa”. The main objective of the meeting was to raise awareness and document the role and importance of think tanks/policy institutes in shaping and influencing policy direction in Africa.

2nd African Think Tank Summit

06 April 2015 - 08 April 2015


The African Capacity Building (ACBF), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Think Tank and Civil Society Programme of the University of Pennsylvania (TTCSP) jointly held the Second Africa Think Tank Summit, on the theme, The Rise of Africa’s Think Tanks – Practical Solutions to Practical Problems from 6-8 April at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The aim of the Summit was to explore the ways in which Africa’s think tanks are currently making a difference in the continent’s transformation, and how they can become increasingly relevant and important contributors as the vision for Africa in 2063 rolls out.

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture to launch the Inaugural Global Climate-Smart Agriculture Summit

09 March 2015 - 11 March 2015


The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) in partnership with the World Bank, NEPAD, CGIAR, Global Environmental Faculty (GEF), World Agroforestry Centre and the African Union will be hosting the inaugural Global Climate Smart - Agriculture (CSA) Summit in Abu Dhabi from the 9th to the 11th of March 2015. The summit will be launched under the theme “Promoting sustainability & agricultural resilience”.

FANRPAN in partnership with the Training Centre in Communication conducts a three day Training workshop on "Climate Change Leadership and Policy Advocacy"

24 February 2015 - 26 February 2015


The Food Agriculture and Natural resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), in partnership with the Training Centre in Communication, conducted a successful three days training workshop on “Climate Change Leadership and Policy Advocacy” under the auspices of its two Climate Change projects, AfricaInteract and the Climate Change Tripartite Programme (COMESA-EAC-SADC).

Households in Limpopo and Eastern Cape are Vulnerable to Climate Change Disasters

05 February 2015

On 3 February 2015, the Financial and Fiscal Commission (the Commission) tabled at Parliament a report on Climate Change, Household Vulnerability and Climate Smart Agriculture: The Case of Two South African Provinces. The Submission is made in terms of Section 3(1) and 3(2) (a) and (b) of the Financial and Fiscal Commission Act. The study was done in collaboration with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), and with financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The Commission hereby acknowledges research support from the Universities of Venda, Fort Hare and Cape Town.

FANRPAN Namibia Node Hosting Arrangements & Climate Smart Agriculture Study Validation Workshop

18 February 2015


On the 18th February 2015, the Namibia Node hosted a Node Hosting Arrangements & Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Study Validation Workshop at the Safari Hotel in Windhoek. The event was convened by the University of Namibia. The main objective of the workshop was to review the FANRPAN country node hosting arrangements and the opportunities for strengthening the FANRPAN country platform. In addition, the workshop aimed at validating the Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Scoping study that was conducted in Namibia in 2013-2014.

STIAS Roundtable on Agricultural Transformation in Africa

23 February 2015 - 24 February 2015

STIAS is convening a Roundtable with a focus on sustainable agricultural intensification in Southern Africa.The theme for the Roundtable is Strategic Directions for Agricultural Transformation in Southern Africa. This initiative is linked to a broader research theme on the 'sustainable intensification of agriculture in Southern Africa' which STIAS will promote over the next three to five years with the support of the Wallenberg Foundation. Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is a delegate at this distinguished event.


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