A high-level event to discuss how donors can collectively respond to the skyrocketing food prices and the conflict in Ukraine. The Platform's white paper on "Transforming Food Systems - Directions for Enhancing the Catalytic Role of Donors" was presented as a menu of options for donor engagement in food systems transformation.
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.
This independent Food Systems event is a contribution to ensure donors and their partners collaborate to realize the full leveraging potential of donor funding. The event will also launched the GDPRD stocktaking report on “Donor contributions to food systems”.
The Dialogue will highlight issues affecting rural youth and gather input for Game Changer solutions for decent jobs creation for rural youth in food systems. First, a round of opening statements and pitches for youth centered Game Changer solutions submitted to the UNFSS will set the scene.
This webinar will explore the key (structural) policy issues related to transforming Africa’s rural economies and how this can result in more and better jobs for rural youth and particularly young women.
From 19-21 June, the 2019 Annual General Assembly (AGA) brought together more than 40 participants, Platform members and partners, in Zurich/Maennedorf, Switzerland. After many years of thematically focused AGAs, this year’s edition was conceptualised as an inward-focused Members‘ retreat, intended to inspire members to reflect on and leverage their unique strengths in the rural development space, in particular in light of a thoroughly changing environment.
Connecting the dots: employment, youth empowerment and development effectiveness in the rural space. The tone of the thematic discussions of the second day of the AGA 2018 was set by the keynote speech about “Strategic Framing of Youth Empowerment – What is needed in the future?”. The links between the future of agriculture, the transformation of rural areas and the commitment of the donor and development community to enable young people to live a decent and meaningful life were the focus of the two-panel discussions during the high-level forum. First, the focus was on the young farmers and the decent rural employment.