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Global and platform events

The members agreed on a new set of roles for the Platform: advocacy, knowledge-sharing and networking.

A central instrument in fulfilling these roles is the organisation and presence at events relevant to the aspirations of the Platform. In its mandate to champion rural development, the Platform organises events as a neutral convening space for members and partners to work together on issues of common interest, share experience and expertise and to network with other ARD professionals. With the Platform’s participation in international events, effective knowledge sharing and advocacy are ensured. In this Calendar you will find Platform-organised events, Platform governance-related meetings as well as an overview of major relevant international events. A special attention is paid to the Annual General Assembly, as the main event of the Platform, to CFS and the World Bank annual Land and Poverty Conference, where Platform members and the secretariat are always present.

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Events in February/2023
1. February
Global | Tuesday, 1. February 2022 | Virtual Format

National Trade Facilitation Committees: Global Forum 2022

Accelerating the implementation of trade facilitation reforms through the national trade facilitation committees despite the pandemic situation. The forum will provide a possibility for members of national trade facilitation committees, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders to learn about and discuss the latest trends regarding implementation of trade facilitation reforms, including the implementation of the WTO TFA and other trade facilitation agreement at the national and the regional level.


3. February
Global | Thursday, 3. February 2022 | Online - Rome time

The Food System Midstream

The first in a series of debates on IFAD’s Rural Development Report to discuss the untapped potential of the food system midstreams - the activities after the farm gate, such as trading, storing, processing, and distributing to consumers. Innovation, finance, investments and entrepreneurship at this stage are key to expanding opportunities for small-scale producers.


7. February
Global | Monday, 7. February 2022 | Online

Blue Skies and Blue Seas for a Resilient MENA

While economic and social indicators in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have improved, the region’s blue natural assets – clean air, healthy seas, and coastlines—have degraded nearly everywhere. This event marks the launch of a flagship World Bank report, “Blue Skies, Blue Seas: Air Pollution, Marine Plastics and Coastal Erosion in the Middle East and North Africa.” You will also hear from leading policymakers and the private sector about their vision for a healthier future.


15. February
Global | Tuesday, 15. February 2022 | Virtual, CET

Seminar: Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Agri-Food System Transformation in Africa

The 7th EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF22)

Rural youth in Africa need more and better jobs in sustainable agri-food systems. Creating decent employment and income opportunities is essential to reduce poverty, improve food security and provide a future for young people in rural areas. The seminar brings together policy makers, youth representatives, business managers and development practitioners to discuss main challenges and solutions for youth employment in agri-food systems.


17. February
Global | Thursday, 17. February 2022 | Virtual, CET

A virtual discussion on building resilience and employment opportunities for youth within rural economies in the Sahel

In the framework of the FAO’s project "Building Resilience in the Sahel Region through job creation for youth", funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) of the Federal Republic of Germany, FAO and ODI have organized an event to showcase findings from a forthcoming report.


23. February
Global | Wednesday, 23. February 2022 | Virtual

Peer-to-Peer Learning Forum in ACP Countries

The Peer-to-Peer Learning Forum for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries on ‘Promoting green jobs in agriculture to support climate change adaptation and mitigation’ is a tailor-made activity organized by the Investment Climate Reform facility (ICR facility) and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) for government officials, practitioners and professionals of ACP countries involved in designing and implementing local, sectoral, national strategies for the transition to greener economies.


24. February
Global | Thursday, 24. February 2022 | Virtual, CET

Webinar: Improving Investments in Youth Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

A second brainstorming session on “Improving Investments in Youth Entrepreneurship in Agriculture” is organized by the Asia and Pacific Service of the Investment Centre (CFIB) together with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The session brings together innovators, decision-makers, and thought-leaders from various fields in a digital space to generate momentum for investment decisions targeting young people engaging in agricultural entrepreneurship.


28. February
Global | Monday, 28. February 2022 | Nairobi, Kenya

Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2)

Hosted by the UN Environment Programme, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) brings together representatives of the 193 Member States of the UN, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to agree on policies to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. The overall theme for UNEA-5 is “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. This highlights the pivotal role nature plays in our lives and in social, economic and environmental sustainable development.


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Contact | Secretariat

Maurizio Navarra

Secretariat Coordinator

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