Urban Food Agenda

7 July | #AfricanCITYFOODMonth Webinar - Food, climate and COVID-19: stories from our cities


The second webinar of the #AfricanCITYFOODMonth campaign provides space for African cities to share their experiences and strategies for a more resilient urban food system. Insights are shared from the FAO Questionnaire: Food Systems and COVID-19 - Municipal Response to the Emergency, which fielded over 200 African city responses. Discussions will move beyond the impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to more long term approaches for ensuring continued access to nutritious food in the face of climatic and political shocks.

                                                                              Tuesday 7 July 2020
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  • Jamie Morrison, Director and Strategic Programme Leader, FAO Food Systems Programme
    Jamie will analyze responses of 200 Municipalities in Africa to COVID19, analyzing their challenges and innovative actions.
  • Rokhaya Fall, Head of the Office of Cooperation, City of Dakar, Senegal
    Rokhaya will reflect on Dakar's' efforts to improve food resilience in the COVID19 crisis.
  • Junior Bitsoumanou Nkounkou, FAO Representation Republic of Congo
    Junior will reflect on analysis about management of access to food during confinement in Brazzaville city and city engagement through forum in Brazzaville on the urban food systems.
  • Jay Ralitera, Advisor to the Mayor, Antananarivo City Council
    The Antananarivo Municipality has shown great strides in placing food as a central development priority. The speaker will reflect on the progress Antananarivo has taken in formalizing a Food Policy Council, as well as their steps towards a food policy and its response to COVID19.
  • Esau Galukande, Deputy director for production and marketing, Kampala City Council, Uganda
    Esau will reflect on how Kampala has responded to Covid19, through wide innovations which have connected food vendors and their clients using ICT and existing informal services, such as boda-bodas (motorbike taxis) to deliver food.
  • Manuel de Araujo, Mayor of Quelimane, Mozambique
    The Mayor will reflect on the coconut crisis as a result of poor agroforestry management and speak to the work of UNA coasts to improve Quelimane's Climate adaptation efforts.
  • Gilchrist Okuom, County Minister in charge of Agriculture, livestock and Fisheries,County Government of Kisumu, Kenya Gilchrist will reflect on efforts taken in Kisumu to improve  food system resilience.

                                                                              Webinar Recording