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Event
1 June 2022

A day at Sida: three dialogues on smallholder and Indigenous-led action to the climate, food, and biodiversity crises

Join us on the 1st of June at Sida in Stockholm, for a day filled with experiences from the ground on the agency of farmer and forest associations, Indigenous peoples and local communities, youth and women in the climate, biodiversity and food security crises.

Member of Akilimali women association at work, Yanonge - DRC. Photo: by Axel Fassio (CIFOR-ICRAF) / flickr

Three separate but thematically linked dialogues within the field of agriculture, land use, food systems, biodiversity, tenure and rights will be facilitated with a wide range of speakers. In-between the events networking spaces, lunch and coffee will be provided to the participants.

The day will thus serve both as dialogue opportunities ahead of Stockholm+50 as associated events and as a forum to initiate much needed deepened collaborations to accelerate global progress towards a more just, resilient, and sustainable future. Focus will be on the situation for and messages from rights holders and their agency in bridging the implementation gaps, from words to action, for a healthy, just and liveable planet.  

Short information about the three dialogues is listed below, where you can also find links to separate event pages with full agendas, bios of speakers and information about the organisers.

The event will be streamed both on Facebook and on YouTube.  When posting on social media, make sure to use the hashtag #ADayatSida for easier re-sharing!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED! You’re welcome to join via streaming link (via Facebook or YouTube).


Agenda

10:30

Venue opens, registration and name badge distribution

10:45

Opening and welcome to the day at Sida (speaker from Sida tbc)

11:00 – 12:30

Event 1:
The global food crisis – a threat or opportunity for young smallholder farmers and
agripreneurs

12:30 – 13:15

Sandwich lunch and networking

13:15 – 14:45

Event 2:
From the ground up: channeling finance to smallholder forest and farm producers
organizations for full spectrum climate action

14:45 – 15:05

Coffee, refreshments and networking

15:05 – 16:45

Event 3:
Transforming our Relation with Land and Nature from an Intergenerational
Perspective – Indigenous Peoples role for a healthy and just planet 2072

16:45 – 17:00

Closing by Sida and co-organisers: Main take-aways and joint ways forward


The three events in detail

11:00 – 12:30

The global food crisis – a threat or opportunity for young smallholder farmers and agripreneurs 

Current world developments and shocks, are potentially leading to a reversal of the rural youth progress achieved in recent years in terms of inclusion, and access to decent employment, in food systems development. This event looks at the challenges today’s rural agripreneurial youth face in building capacities toward contributing to sustainable food systems, but also the opportunities these challenges can bring.

How can – and will – agripreneurial rural youth build capacities to support sustainable food systems? Co-organised by the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) and the Agriculture for Food Security 2030 programme (AgriFoSe2030), this event will address the capacity development needs of rural agripreneurial youth and how to enable them to take on the challenges of feeding a projected 9.7 billion people by 2050 in a sustainable manner.

Insights on the topic will be shared by speakers from AGRA, the Eastern African Farmers’ Federation, Baridi, and SLU.

Speakers

  • Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) 
  • Ms Elizabeth Nsimadala, President of Eastern African Farmers Federation (EAFF) 
  • Tracey Kimathi, Founder of Baridi
  • Dr. Jenna Senecal, CEO of Sanitation360
  • Assem Abu Hatab, Associate Professor in Food and Development Economics (SLU) (on link or via video) 

Moderation: Ng’endo Machua-Muniu, Communications Officer AgriFoSe2030 and
Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI

Organisers: Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) and Agriculture for Food Security 2030 Programme (AgriFoSe 2030)

More information here

Please find here the recording of the Dialogue and the  article summarising the main takeaways from the event


13:15 – 14:45

From the ground up: channeling finance to smallholder forest and farm producers organizations for full spectrum climate action

The main objective of this hybrid event, is to increase the visibility of forest and farm producer organisations (FFPOs) in delivering ‘full spectrum climate action’. It will explain what that means, and show how FFPOs can mobilise 1.5 billion smallholder producers to aggregate products from multiple smallholdings that mix biodiverse agriculture, agroforestry and natural forests, a vast collective pool of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. Pursuing market opportunities for diverse product baskets, they frequently also invest in wider goals that are central to sustainability, resilience and equity. Strengthening FFPOs in long term partnership, and channelling more climate finance through them, is a game changer for climate action that the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) invites you to join.

Speakers

  • Pauline Buffle, Senior Programme Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN/FFF)
  • Samuel Rono (Kenya), Programme Officer – Environment, Climate Change and Resilience, WeEffect/AgriCord 
  • Geoffrey Wanyama, CEO FFSPAK (video message)
  • Sophie Grouwels, Forestry Officer, Forest and Farm Facility, Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO/FFF)
  • Ms Elizabeth Nsimadala, President of Eastern African Farmers Federation (EAFF)
  • Anna Tiblin, Secretary General, We Effect/Vi Agroforestry 
  • Lennart Ackzell, International Coordinator, Swedish Federation of Family Forest Owner
  • Tiina Huvio, Chair of FFF Steering Committee
  • Elisabeth Simelton, Senior Policy Specialist, Agriculture, Sida

Moderation: Anna Bolin, Programme Manager – Specialist biodiversity and natural resources, Sida

Organisers: We Effect/Vi Agroforestry and Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) – partnership between Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), International institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and AgriCord

More information here

The event will be streamed both on Facebook and on YouTube.


15:05 – 16:45

Transforming our Relation with Land and Nature from an Intergenerational Perspective -Indigenous Peoples’ role for a healthy and just planet 2072

This event aims to highlight the role and importance of Indigenous peoples and local communities in safeguarding the world’s forests, ecosystems and biodiversity. Secure tenure and human rights are key in this but remains a struggle to uphold. A diverse panel will explore how support for indigenous and community land rights and agency can accelerate global transformation towards a more just, resilient, and sustainable future, and what different actors can do to make this happen.

Speakers:

  • Nemonte Nenquimo, Co-Founder, Ceibo Alliance and Amazon Frontlines, Indigenous leader from the Waorani people, Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Anoshka Violeta Irey Cameno, Member of the Harabukt peoples, from the native community of Masenawa in Peru and member of the board of Fenamad
  • Archana Soreng, Khadia Tribe, Member of UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group On Climate Change and Climate Activist from India
  • Sara-Elvira Kuhmunen, President for Sáminuorra the Sámi national youth organization in the Swedish part of Sápmi
  • Joan Carling, Global Director, The Indigenous Peoples Rights International 
  • Nonette Royo, Executive Director, The Tenure Facility
  • Solange Bandiaky-Badji, Coordinator and President Rights and Resources Initiative
  • Jenny Lopez, Land Governance Adviser Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (UK), on behalf of the IPLC Forest Tenure Pledge donor group
  • Emma Norrstad Tickner, Programme Manager Sida, Global Portfolio on Land Rights

Moderation: Alain Frechette, Director, Strategic Analysis and Global Engagement, Rights and Resources Initiative

Organisers: Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), The Tenure Facility, SwedBio, Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Focali – SIANI Dialogue Forum

More information here

Please find here the recording of the Dialogue.

Times

From 1 June 2022 at 10:30 to 1 June 2022 at 16:45

Venue

Sida Headquarters
Valhallavägen 199
SE-105 25 Stockholm
Sweden

and streaming opportunity

Hosted by

Emma Norrstad Tickner
Program Officer, Sida
emma.norrstad.tickner@sida.se

Maria Ölund
Project Manager Focali - SIANI
maria.olund@gu.se