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African Youth Kick-off Meeting

Event date: 
18 Dec 2020 - 11:00

Stepping-up African youths action in food systems transformation

The youth are the largest proportion of the African population and they bear the burden of existing weak food systems. African youth are taking the lead in advocating and calling for action to transform future food systems on the continent.

We are pleased to invite you to the first African Youth Kick-off Meeting on food systems, organized by African youth leaders and the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) in support of the UN Food Systems Summit. This regional conversation will also include food systems champions and leaders of the Summit's Action Tracks, who are joining the call to African youth to participate in the Summit process, by learning about their local food systems, identifying challenges and solutions, sharing knowledge, and advancing actions that will transform current food systems.



Friday, 18 December 2020, 11:00am GMT



Moderator: Amanda Namayi, GoGettaz Lead, Generation Africa

H.E. Hans Hoogeveen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture, and Co-Chair, Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)

Martin Frick, Deputy to the Special Envoy for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

Mike Khunga, SUN Global Youth Leader for Nutrition, SUN CSN, and Project Officer, Civil Society Organisations Nutrition Alliance | UNFSS Action Track 5 Vice-chair

Divine Ntiokam, founder and Managing Director, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)

Yunike Phiri, CEO, Zambia Young Emerging Farmers Association

Tabi Joda, Executive Director, GreenAid International, and founder of One Billion Trees for Africa

Esther Wanza, United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY) Food Systems Focal Point

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