AFSAfrica – Mar 12, 2023
In February 2023, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) hosted a crucial meeting at the Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe. The meeting brought together over 40 state and non-state actors from 16 African and European countries to discuss the outcomes of COP27, the global climate change negotiations that took place in 2022. The participants included civil society actors, media, government ministries, and donor representatives, all of whom are key actors in the fight against the climate crisis in Africa.
The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the outcomes of COP27 in addressing the key demands of Africa in global climate change spaces, and to identify opportunities for the adoption of Agroecology as an Africa-led solution to tackle the climate crisis. The meeting provided an opportunity for state actors, African group of negotiators and civil society organizations to exchange ideas, experiences, and strategies, which will help to strengthen Africa’s position in forthcoming negotiations and decision-making.
We asked some of the participants to share their thoughts and experiences from COP 27, as well as their perspectives on the way forward for Africa in the fight against climate change, specifically how to advocate more effectively for the inclusion of agroecology as a solution for climate change adaptation in Africa. Some of the insights and reflections are discussed in this video.