What: Malabo Commitments Five Years on: Translating Lessons Learnt into Accelerated Action towards 2025

When: 24–25 November, 2020

Where: Online

The African Union (AU) is set to host the 16th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform.

CAADP is Africa’s policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth and prosperity for all.

This year’s edition comes in the wake of findings of the inaugural and the second CAADP Biennial Review (BR) reports on the implementation of the Malabo Declaration, adopted by the 30 and 32 Ordinary Sessions of the AU General Assembly, in 2018 and 2020, respectively.

The Second BR report revealed that out of 49 member states that reported progress in implementing the Malabo Declaration, 36 had made positive progress between the two reviews in 2017 and 2019 towards achieving the Malabo Commitment targets by 2025.

However, only Rwanda, Morocco, Mali and Ghana attained or surpassed the minimum score required to be on track.

The report also revealed that only two member states (Rwanda and Tanzania) were ‘on track’ towards achieving target of 100 percent on recommitment to the principles and values of the CAADP process.

Therefore, the 16th CAADP Partnership Platform will cast broad light on the progress of implementation of the Malabo Commitments, and what it takes to increase momentum.

It will gather insights across the spectrum of stakeholders and use existing evidence from the BR to spurring action toward integration of the Malabo Commitments into National Agricultural Investment Plans.

It will also set focus on approaches for developing pragmatic strategies, initiatives and bankable projects that are inclusive, investment oriented and attractive to potential agribusiness investors.

To attend and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Henrik Berger Jørgensen

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