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Farm Africa at COP26

28 October 2021

Farm Africa at COP26

Farm Africa staff will participate in the following events at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, both in-person and virtually, to share the organisation’s experience and learning in helping rural communities across eastern Africa to adapt to and mitigate climate change. 

Saturday 6 November, 1:15-2:45pm GMT (Nature Day)

Stories from the frontline: how to ensure Nature-based Solutions deliver for people as well as for nature and climate, an IIED / Farm Africa / Tree Aid event at the Resilience Hub in the Blue Zone. 

Drawing on a major report released this year by 15 environment and development organisations, Nature-based solutions in action: lessons from the frontline, Farm Africa Senior Associate Yvan Biot and Programme Manager Nura Aman will contribute to this session, which will take participants on an interactive trip around the world as we explore real-life high-quality NbS and how they are changing people’s lives, protecting or restoring nature and driving climate action.

Online or in person.
Register at: https://cop-resilience-hub.org/

Monday 8 November, 10.00-11.00 GMT

Climate change mitigation and resilience in rural eastern Africa: food systems in Tanzania and Kenya. A Farm Africa / Nourish Scotland event at the Salvation Army Glasgow, Church and Community Centre.

Join Farm Africa Chief Executive Dan Collison, Head of Agriculture Anastasia Mbatia and Technical Services Specialist Charles Kainkwa to explore how Farm Africa is tackling food loss and wastage, a significant driver of carbon emissions and food insecurity in Kenya, and building the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate extremes in Tanzania.

Register to attend online at: https:/www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-climate-change-mitigation-and-resilience-in-rural-eastern-africa-tickets-197831057017

Register to attend in person at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-venue-climate-change-mitigation-and-resilience-in-rural-eastern-africa-tickets-197903844727

Tuesday 9 November, 8.30-10.00 GMT

D&C Days Session 1E: Lessons from the frontline – how can NbS deliver development and climate benefits?

Nura Aman, Farm Africa Programme Manager for REDD+ and FSD projects in Bale, Ethiopia, will share lessons from Farm Africa’s work preserving the ecosystem in and around the Bale National Park in south-eastern Ethiopia.

Online only. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/development-climate-days-2021-dc-days-tickets-188301834857 

Wednesday 10 November, 8.30-10.00 GMT

D&C Days Session 5A: How can we transform food and agriculture systems through locally led climate-friendly and nature-positive solutions?

Mary Nyale, Farm Africa Programmes Manager in Kenya, will share lessons from Farm Africa’s regenerative agriculture project, which worked to increase production and incomes, and boost the resilience of 10,000 farmers in Embu through regenerative agricultural practices that improve soil health and food security in the face of climate change.

Online only. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/development-climate-days-2021-dc-days-tickets-188301834857

Wednesday 10 November, 18.00-19.30 GMT

D&C Days Session 7: CLOSING PLENARY: High-level closing panel Moving into 2022 and beyond: Five pathways to a climate-resilient future

Dan Collison, Farm Africa Chief Executive will participate in the D&C Days closing session focusing on what’s ahead - moving into 2022 and beyond, how can we link D&C Days key messages to major milestones and, more importantly, ensure messages are resonating with key agents for change ranging from the grassroots to the major global institutions shaping how funding flows and policies address the needs of the most vulnerable.

Online only. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/development-climate-days-2021-dc-days-tickets-188301834857

Download PDF of Farm Africa calendar of events at COP26 (previewed below)

Farm Africa at COP26