Jo Puri is the Associate Vice-President of Strategy and Knowledge Department at IFAD and a close partner of the Donor Platform. Jo shares her vast experience and insight on all things data and how standard use of good data could be the game-changer in transforming food systems.
Nikita Eriksen-Hamel is the Deputy Director of Agriculture and Food Systems for Global Affairs Canada, and a long-time member of the Donor Platform. He provides an overview of Canada’s development priorities as well as concrete examples of donor coordination at global and national levels.
A high-level dialogue hosted by the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Commission.
Please join us in welcoming Ireland to the Board of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. Membership is through Irish Aid, held under Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and with Patrick McManus as their representative.
Meet Elisenda Estruch Puertas, Rural Economy Specialist at the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the new Co-Chair of the Platform’s Rural Youth Employment Thematic Working Group. She shares her hopes and vision for her new role as Co-Chair of the group, and how she plans to contribute to ILO’s focus on employment, decent work, social dialogue, and social justice around the issues of rural youth.
Key messages from the event "Assessing the Data ‘Quantum’ Leap in Agriculture and Food Systems" on 13 February 2023, jointly organized by the European Commission, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD).
In our seventh segment, the Platform interviews Ron Hartman, Director of Global Engagement, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization at IFAD. Ron talks about the ever-changing donor landscape, and why 2023 is a significant moment not only for IFAD but also for our most vulnerable rural populations facing food insecurity.
Agriculture and food security remain high on Switzerland’s development priorities. Cooperation is key to balancing emergency assistance with building long-term resilience, both crucial to ensure people’s livelihoods are never at stake. Meet our GDPRD Board member Bruce Campbell of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
A conversation with GDPRD member Elisabeth Simelton, Senior Policy Specialist at Sida. Elisabeth’s scientific background, experience in the field and growing up on a farm imparts an on-the-ground perspective to donor funding in food security and transforming food systems. She shares concrete examples of what works and a future vision for our small-scale farmers and younger generation.