The event in Paris served as a preparation for the 2. Africa Rural Development Forum organised by NEPAD Rural Futures Programme that will take place in early June 2016 in Cameron. The topic of the event is set to be “Transforming Africa’s Rural Space through Youth Empowerment, Job Creation and Skills Development” and it is expected for African government officials and other stakeholders to pick up the discussions on rural transformation and intensify the cooperation amongst African countries and the donor community. OECD and FAO suggested cooperating with GIZ in identifying pilot partner countries to implement a new innovative territorial, multi-sectoral and integrated approach.
The Global Donor Platform will implement its work programme of the Strategic Initiative Agedna2030 focusing on Rural Transformation based on the concept and work programme.
The CFS will hold a forum on Urbanization, rural transformation and implications for food security and nutrition in October 2016 during the CFS session and is offering an online consultation on a background paper.
Following the discussions in all events, OECD will be soon publishing “A New Rural Development Paradigm for Developing Countries the 21st Century”. On 29. April, OECD, FAO and UNCDF will launch a joint publication on “Adopting a territorial approach to food security and nutrition policy.”