In the aftermath of COP26, members of the Sector Network for Rural Development Africa are meeting in Accra to discuss #climatechange to reflect on mitigation strategies for rural development in #Africa.
More than 200 African agriculture and rural development specialists from different African countries and Germany are meeting physically – yet also virtually with experts and decision-makers from the private and public sectors.
Themed “Adapt and Change – SNRD Africa’s sustainable transformation for Rural Development and against climate change”, the conference aims to showcase how agriculture can be leveraged to mitigate climate change effects and how smallholder farmers and vulnerable communities can also adapt and face the negative effects of climate change.
The exchanges will not only explore the challenges of climate change and its impact on agriculture but also share best practices in terms of resilience and agricultural productivity. In addition, the conference will serve as a platform to address various topics impacted by climate change.
Ghana’s government representatives, distinguished guests from the European Union, officials from the German Development Cooperation, BMZ, representatives of the international organizations such as NEPAD, African Development Bank, the European Union, members of the Sector Network for Rural Development in Africa as well as other public and private sector institutions will join the official opening ceremony scheduled on November 23rd, 2021 at Labadi beach and online.
Additionally, as a networking opportunity, the conference will highlight best practices, innovative approaches, initiatives, and success stories from over 110 projects under SNRD Africa and its working groups.
SNRD Africa is a #GIZ network of rural development practitioners which serves as a central hub for knowledge management and training. It currently comprises around 115 member projects and deals with all aspects of rural development, agriculture, sustainable natural resource management and climate change in Africa.