Knowledge Development Series: Formalisation in BRICS Countries
The BRICS knowledge exchange series on formalisation, with a South-South approach, held virtually from July-August 2021, aims to promote cooperation between the BRICS countries with other developing states on the transition to formal economy, including in the rural settings.
Through country-specific coordinated actions, as well as cross country policy sharing and capacity building to implement the ILO Recommendation No. 204, transition to the formal economy is a major policy goal identified by BRICS countries in successive BRICS summits, fora and research papers.
The key online sessions with high-level speakers working on the issues of transitioning to formality, including in the rural area and agriculture, will be held from the 1st to 20th of August 2021. You are invited to join the webinar discussions by registering at the following link: APPLICATION FORM (itcilo.org).
The registration will remain open until 30th of July 2021.
WEBINAR - Public purse under pressure: current challenges and the future of government spending on food and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
FAO's Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) programme will host a special webinar to mark the launch of a new report on public expenditure on food and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. The webinar will focus on the main findings of MAFAP economic analyses, revealing top trends and current challenges in expenditure on food and agriculture in 13 sub-Saharan countries, while underscoring the role policy monitoring plays in helping governments to spend wisely for farmers, consumers and food security. Experts will offer their perspectives and policy priorities for the way forward on better public spending on food and agriculture.
The webinar will take place on 7 May at 11:00 - 12:30 (CET, Rome time). Interpretation in French will be provided.
Please register here.
Agenda and speakers:
- Opening remarks by QU Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Presentation on report's findings by Marco V. Sánchez, Deputy Director, Agrifood Economics Division (ESA), FAO
- Expert panel discussion with:
- Yassia Kindo, Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation Development and Mechanization, Burkina Faso
- Tewodaj Mogues, Senior Economist, IMF* (*Ms. Mogues’ remarks will draw on her analysis carried out in her professional work prior to joining the IMF).
- Apollos Nwafor, Vice President for Policy and State Capability, AGRA
- Leonard Mizzi, Head of Sustainable Agri-food Systems and Fisheries, European Commission
- Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor at China Agricultural University and CGIAR Board Member
- Thule Lenneiye, Coordinator, Agricultural Transformation Office, Kenya
- Short Q&A session
- Closing remarks by Máximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO
- And moderated by Bola Mosuro, Journalist, BBC Focus on Africa and Newsday
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