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August 2021

The Political Economy of Food System Industrialization: Argo-processing, Industrial Policy and Inclusive Development

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The conference addresses critical issues in food systems in Africa drawing, in particular, on the IIAP project in South Africa and Tanzania. This online event examines food system industrialization in Africa. Food systems are undergoing rapid change due to urbanization, shifts in consumer demands for more highly processed foods, and technological changes along value chains. These patterns are driving the expansion of agro-processing, the value-adding activities between harvest and retail. The conference is hosted by the Innovation and Inclusive Industrialisation…

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September 2021

Food, Nature, People

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A CIFOR-ICRAF event with the Global Landscapes Forum supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests Trees and Agroforestry. Food, nature, and people are the three essential elements of our food system. When these elements are in balance, our food system provides nutritious food and livelihoods and supports natural systems like biodiversity, nutrient and water cycles, and a stable climate. Unfortunately, our food system is out of balance, threatening people and communities around the world. To reverse this dangerous trend,…

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Climate Change and Sustainable Energy

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

About the workshop “How can the African-European cooperation in climate change and sustainable energy be strengthened and where are the chances, constraints, and needs?” The R&I partnership ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Energy’ of the AU-EU High-Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology, and Innovation (HLPD) will discuss with the workshop´s participants in four break-out sessions the necessary actions and responsibilities to be tackled Knowledge & research Technology development and demonstration & innovative markets Capacity building, social sciences, humanities & resilience behavior Good governance and policies…

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The Nexus of Law and Water: Recent developments in the rights of nature and ecocide

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Holistic legal definitions for environmental concerns have proven elusive – but recent developments have pushed forward the acceptance of the Rights of Nature and a shared and accepted definition of Ecocide. These changes are driven by many factors including an escalation of litigation related to climate change in jurisdictions around the world and grassroots activist movements. As a result, we are witnessing a growing recognition at the national and international scale. The Right to Healthy Environment has been enshrined in…

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Wastewater and Emerging Pollutants: Unfolding A Toxic Story

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

This webinar aims to discuss the matters of heavy metal contamination, microplastics, and nutrients with reference to wastewater. It will focus on case studies, projects, and examples that will present the current trends and ways to tackle these issues. Registration is required. Click here.

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Wastewater and Emerging Pollutants: Unfolding A Toxic Story

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Background: Emerging pollutants is a term used by water quality professionals to describe contaminants that have been detected in water bodies. These may cause harm to human health and the ecological systems and are typically not governed under the current environmental laws, posing as a greater risk to our livelihood. Heavy metal contamination is an issue of utmost importance as it has harmful effects on both, the environment and on humans. Some of these negative impacts include the death of…

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Disaster resilience and risk in the context on Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Insights from Africa

September 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This is the first session of the 2nd Round of Webinar on Water-Energy-Food Nexus. It focuses on NEXUS SOLUTIONS. This session #1 covers the disasters such as droughts, floods, fires, pests, and diseases that expose millions of people in Africa to food, water, and energy insecurity that have been exacerbated by climate change. Disasters create huge humanitarian needs with impacts on household livelihoods and hamper long-term investments. All this is intensified by inadequate information to enable risk-informed decisions. This seminar…

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Symposium on the Food-Water-Energy Nexus at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - September 15 @ 5:00 pm

A CityGML based shared urban platform development to maximize synergies in the food, water, and energy sectors is the focus of the FWE IN-SOURCE project. Coordinated at the HFT Stuttgart, teams in Vienna, New York City, and Stuttgart work jointly on technological and socioeconomic research questions. In this final event, the project team would like to present their own results as well as exchange experiences with other FWE Nexus projects. We look forward to welcoming you to this hybrid Symposium…

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UN Food Systems Summit

September 23

The UN Food Systems Summit has confirmed that the Summit will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021. The event will be held during the UN General Assembly in New York and will take the form of a virtual event. The Summit will follow the three-day Pre-Summit gathering in Rome last week (July 26-28), during which Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, outlined the expectations for the Summit, which include: A statement of action from the UN Secretary-General A compendium of the Summit’s two-year…

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Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus: Operationalising solutions, strengthening transboundary cooperation

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This is a side event on the WEFE nexus and transboundary collaboration ahead of the Ninth Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Water Convention, on September 27. Stories from practitioners and a panel discussion will illustrate field experience regarding the potentials in using the nexus approach to operationalize solutions for advancing transboundary cooperation and sustainable water resources management. The session is a side event organized as part of the Ninth Session of the Meeting of the…

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