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July 2020

Webinar: Indigenous and Local Knowledge Dialogue Workshop

July 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Details Date: 16 July 2020 Time: 14.00 – 16.00 CEST Please click here to register: https://ipbes.net/ilk-nexus-transformative-meeting For more information please visit IPBES website About IPBES is organizing a virtual dialogue meeting on recognizing and working with indigenous and local knowledge in the nexus and transformative change assessments. The dialogue meeting will be held on 16 July 2020, 14.00 – 16.00 CEST in the context of the implementation of the IPBES approach to recognizing and working with indigenous and local knowledge adopted by…

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Webinar: Water, Energy, and Food Nexus and the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

View Webinar Recording Here About Date: Tuesday 21 July 2020 Time: 10:30 - 12:00 (CAT) Access webinar concept note here Registration link here Details The water energy food (WEF) nexus approach has received growing attention and has been subject to research in Southern Africa. For its operationalisation, the nexus approach challenges existing structures, policies and procedures at regional and national levels and hence, needs to overcome various barriers. There has been progress in developing knowledge, frameworks and tools on operationalising…

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Webinar: The impact of Covid-19 on Africa’s energy sector

July 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Details Title: The role of renewables to empower a long term and sustainable recovery Date: 24th, June 2020 Concept note Click to register About According to official data, the spread of Covid-19 in Africa is lower than in other geographies, but not less worrying. Africa has to face the pandemic with a fragile healthcare system and urban organisation characterised by overcrowded slums, where social distancing is practically impossible. The other face of the pandemic is the dramatic economic consequence, empathised…

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Dialogue on “Transitioning towards a circular economy post Covid-19”

July 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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View Webinar Recording Here Details Time: 28 July, 2020 from 9:00am - 12:30pm View program details here Click here to register The Water Research Commission of South Africa, in partnership with the Centre for Transformative Agricultural and Food Systems at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Agriculture Research Council (ARC), seek to convene a discussion that will set an agenda on developing pathways that build resilience in the water and energy sectors and improve service delivery amongst vulnerable groups lacking…

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December 2020

UN SDG 7 and 13 – Addressing Your Organization’s Next Steps for Clean Energy and Climate Action

December 16, 2020

About this event Many organizations face a complex array of challenges related to the environmental impact of their operations, especially as it relates to energy and climate risk. Increasing regulatory requirements and increasing financial, customer and shareholder demands present both risks and opportunities for organizational resilience, brand reputation, commercial strategy and operational practices. Faced with energy constraints and the evolving effects of climate risks, resilient businesses account for, and improve upon, their environmental and energy impacts in a way that…

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Future-Proofing Africa’s Livestock Sector Policies: Lessons from African Countries and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

December 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Innovative ideas revolving around agri-tech, mechanization, food systems, healthy diets, and sustainable livestock in adjustment to the COVID19 pandemic. A panel of idealists, educators, and innovators discuss how to improve some of the greatest challenges pressing on African food systems as a result of the pandemic. Click here to check out this event!

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April 2021

UNFSS Independent Dialogue in Southern Africa: Managing the water and energy we eat: advancing water‐energy-food (WEF) nexus approaches to achieve food systems transformation in Southern Africa

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting platform: By Zoom and invitation only. Click here to register. Date and Time: 13/04/2021 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Description: Join us for an Independent Dialogue convened by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and partners to discuss water-energy-food (WEF) nexus approaches to achieve food systems transformation in Southern Africa. Insights emerging from this regional, multi-stakeholder forum will be presented at the United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021. Transforming #foodsystems is among the most powerful ways to make…

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The WEF Nexus in Africa Initiative joins webinar series

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In collaboration with FAO, SEI, and KTH, we are co-hosting a series of webinars over the course of the year related to WEF nexus issues. In addition to ones already scheduled, on April 13 we will host a session on "The WEF Nexus in practice: multi-scalar case studies and a WEF Nexus Index" with speakers Janez Susnik (IHE Delft), Sara Masia, (IHE Delft), and Gareth Simpson (Jones and Wagener). This webinar will discuss WEF nexus model development, an ongoing WEF-Tools project, and a globally applicable…

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UNFSS Independent Dialogue in Central Asia: Advancing Water-Energy-Food Nexus for achieving food systems transformation under climate uncertainties

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Date and Time: 15/04/2021 | 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Meeting platform: Zoom (Will be shared soon), By invitation only About: Join us for an Independent Dialogue convened by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and partners to discuss water-energy-food (WEF) nexus approaches to achieve food systems transformation in Central Asia. Insights emerging from this regional, multi-stakeholder forum will be presented at the United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021. Transforming #foodsystems is among the most powerful ways to make progress…

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UNFSS Independent Dialogue in Egypt: The Role of Water Security for Food Systems Transformations

April 19 @ 1:00 am - 3:30 pm

Date and Time: 19/04/2021 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm  (GMT+2) Meeting platform: Zoom (Register here) Description: Water scarcity remains a key challenge for agricultural development in the MENA region, including Egypt. Scarcity is rapidly growing as a result of climate change and rapid increases in water demand for other uses. Considering that Egypt’s agri-food system provided critical cushioning for economic growth, jobs, and household income negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is paramount that more consideration is given to the important…

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