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Josephine Okot: Key Roles for Enterprise and Innovative Financing in an African Green Revolution

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Economic Growth and Social Protection in Asia: What lessons learned can be exchanged between Asia and the rest of the world?
Transforming Agricultural Development and Production in Africa: Closing Gender Gaps and Empowering Rural Women in Policy and Practice
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2011
 Optimizing Talent: Closing Educational and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide

"For decades, we have known that the best way for Africa to thrive is to ensure that its women have the freedom, power and knowledge to make decisions affecting their own lives and those of their families and communities."

-- Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan

Guest Speaker:
Makaziwe Mandela - Non- Executive Chairman, Nozola Investments (Pty) Ltd., Bryanston

As private investors and the world's major donors, from multilateral institutions, national governments, and foundations, focus anew on the role of agricultural development in creating stable and sustainable food supplies and improving national economies, it is critical that the full range of human capital and resources are included in the development process - from the initial planning stage, to establishing policy frameworks, to research, field-level practice and innovation, value chains and decision-making at all levels. Barriers that disadvantage women need to be addressed if agriculture is to become a more efficient driver of growth and lead to greater food security. There are new opportunities at this juncture, given attention from donors and, equally important, the private sector in stimulating agricultural production that is sustainable and responsive to the conditions and needs of vulnerable economies and communities, to modernize systems and processes to ensure women can optimize their contributions as vital economic actors and leaders. To reach the intertwined goals of increased and more stable agricultural yields, address hunger and food insecurity, and spur economic growth and stability, women necessarily have to be part of the equation.

The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) are jointly convening high-level stakeholders to examine persistent gaps in policy and practice, identify and share creative practice and successful innovations, and develop implementation strategies to fully integrate women into agricultural development processes. Primary emphasis will be given to strategies to support rural women and agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Additional support is also being provided by The Belgian Fund for Food Security Joint Programme .

Guest Speaker

Makaziwe Mandela

Listen to excerpts or complete versions of Salzburg Global Seminar presentations

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  • Empowering Rural African Women through Capacity Building
  • The Role of the Media in Connecting and Informing Rural Africans
  • Transforming Natural Resources allows Rural Africans to Achieve Financial Security
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    Additional support provided by BFFS JP


    Convened jointly in cooperation with IFAD

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