AKADEMIYA2063 to host 2021 ReSAKSS annual conference

AFNov1621AKADEMIYA2063 announced the official launch of the 2021 Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Management System (ReSAKSS) annual conference which will take place from 15-17 November

This year, the ReSAKSS conference intends to promote exchanges around the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food systems in Africa and examine policy options to ensure recovery and build resilience in the face of future shocks. Organised in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) on the theme “Building resilient food systems in Africa after COVID-19”, the Virtual Conference will also unveil the 2021 Annual Report on Trends and Prospects (ATOR report ).  

“The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to health, economic and agri-food systems around the globe, causing severe disruptions to African economies and food systems; it has interrupted the longest period of sustained economic growth in the continent’s history,” said Dr Ousmane Badiane, AKADEMIYA2063 executive chair. 

Featuring five plenaries and five panel sessions, with over 23 organisations in attendance, the conference will provide a forum to discuss research evidence and recommendations presented in the 2021 ATOR. The report assesses the impacts of COVID-19 on Africa’s food systems, examines the responses of African governments to the crisis, in particular their expansion of social protection programs to mitigate negative impacts on households, and equally discusses tools, methodologies and approaches to measure the impacts of COVID-19 and similar crises and to assess the resilience of individuals, communities, and countries. 

The event will be attended by high-level policy leaders including H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, AU commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Development (AUC-DARBE).

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