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Boosting rural job creation and economic growth | webinar

October 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

LEAP4FNSSA 3rd webinar

Boosting rural job creation and economic growth | webinarBoosting rural job creation and economic growth – Tapping the full potential of the Africa-EU research and innovation partnership in FNSSA.

On the occasion of the EU’s recent Communication ‘Towards a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa’ and the upcoming AU-EU Summit (24-26 October 2020), the LEAP4FNSSA project invites you to a webinar on how science and innovation partnerships in FNSSA (Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture) can significantly contribute to the creation of rural jobs and sustainable economic growth.

Recent strategic policies from both Africa and Europe underline the important role of research, innovation and higher education for economic growth and job creation. R&I can be a motor for sustainable transformation. But the potential is often not fully realized, due to limited scope, fragmentation and working in silos.

We therefore want to discuss how cooperation between continents and actors can catalyze the effects on economic growth, agricultural markets, job creation and food businesses.

Speakers and topics:

Nienke Buisman | European Commission RTD; Head of Unit International Cooperation.
More impact by joining forces – the role of the EU-AU R&I partnership

Mmampei Chaba | Chief Director responsible for Multilateral and Africa engagements within the Department of Science and Innovation in South Africa since 2010.
Boost African Economy by Partnering with Europe – a closer look on the Comprehensive Strategy for Africa and a call for joint programming in the field of R&I

Vincent Castel | African Development Bank’s manager overseeing agriculture in North Africa
Investing in the future – how financial institution can join hands with funders of R&I to foster economy and job creation

Edouard Lehmann  | Research & Innovation Manager COLEACP
Transforming the economy – the collaboration with R&I initiatives and the role of multi actor platforms.  (Private Sector)

[[Update: October 19, 2020 the recorded webinar is now available on this web page and on our YouTube channel. Thanks for your strong participation and interaction]

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October 13, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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