Webinar: Engaging African youth in agribusiness in a changing climate
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CEST
This webinar is a culmination of a month long online discussion organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation. The discussion, which commenced on World Youth Skills Day (15th July) and ended on the International Youth Day ( 12th August) explored the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate.
As a wrap-up to the online discussion, this webinar will discuss novel opportunities for youth, practitioners, policy makers, scientists, technical experts and other stakeholders emerging in the discussion and provide an impetus towards developing a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness within the context of a changing climate. The youth do not have the right skills and opportunities to develop their talents for a prosperous and sustainable climate resilient future.
The webinar will be focused on the following questions:
1. What examples of innovative youth-led agribusinesses exist in Africa and what challenges do they face in a changing climate?
2. What career and business opportunities does CSA offer to youth in Africa?
3. What policies and programmes should governments put in place to facilitate the involvement of youth in agribusiness in a changing climate?
4. What approaches and opportunities exist for scaling up the adoption of innovative youth climate-smart agri-businesses opportunities across Africa? Less