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Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge (WE4F): Introductory Week

September 8, 2020 - September 12, 2020

Join the Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge (WE4F) on September 8th for a week chock full of insights, exchanges, and throwbacks.

About this Event

The sessions will focus on the creation of the new program WE4F and the successes and challenges of its predecessors, Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge (SWFF) and Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge (PAEGC).

WE4F is a joint international initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands, Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Announced at World Water Week 2018 and launched at Social Capital Markets 2019 signature event in San Francisco, California, WE4F aims to:

  • Increase food production along the value chain through a more sustainable and efficient usage of water and/or energy.
  • Increase income for poor women and men in both rural and urban areas.
  • Sustainably scale innovators’ solutions to meet the challenges in the WE4F nexus.
  • Promote climate and environmental resilience and biodiversity through the sustainable, holistic management of natural resources and ecosystems.

The series is open to the public and you may attend one webinar or the full week.

Agenda for the Week:

Tuesday, September 8th

9:00 AM EST/15:00 CEST – Becoming One: Official Launch of WE4F

Wednesday, September 9th

9:00 AM EST /15:00 CEST – SWFF in Review: Impacts and Evaluations from the Dexis Team

10:15 AM EST/16:15 CEST – 40 Innovators, 7 million people, and 19 billion liters: Lessons Learned from SWFF

Thursday, September 10th

9:00 AM EST/15:00 CEST – Powering Agriculture Final Evaluation – What Have We Accomplished?

10:15 AM EST/16:15 CEST – Impact of Powering Agriculture: On the Ground and at 30,000 feet

Friday, September 11th

9:00 AM EST/15:00 CEST – Same Mission, Different Solutions: SWFF & PAEGC Views on Technical Assistance & Innovation Scaling

10:15 AM EST /16:15 CEST – New Program, New Solutions – WE4F’s Path Forward

The WE4F Introductory Week is part of the larger WE4F: New Program, New Goals, New Innovations event. Follow us on Twitter @WE4FGCD and on Facebook @WaterEnergy4Food to learn more about our upcoming WE4F Hub Kick-Offs and Lessons Learned Webinar Series.

© 2020 Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge


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