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Event
14 November 2018

SIANI Members Meeting – Nairobi 2018

Impact of climate change on food security and nutrition

Photo: Hugh Rutherford (CIP)/Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/106872707@N03/25523771357/

SIANI secretariat organizes yearly network meetings to provide an opportunity for members to interact with each other and to reflect on the work-plan of the year ahead. This year we will look at the impact of climate change on food security and nutrition as a theme for the meeting. We invite you to explore how our network and its members can contribute to the global nutrition agenda.

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One in three people worldwide still suffers from malnutrition. In stark contrast with the objective to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030. A development goal even harder to reach as we at the same time experiencing a global change in the climate. The impact of climate change occurs in many different forms as we today experiencing new unpredictable weather patterns, with more frequent extremes like longer lasting droughts, sea level rise, soil erosion, flooding and landslides to mention a few. Contributing to new environmental challenges which humans not always can be prepared for.

Every human being has the right to adequate food. However, we only can realize this right if we have a food system that facilitates healthy and sustainable food choices. A food system that accommodates the needs of vulnerable people with specific nutrient requirements, like young children, adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, the elderly and ill people, or people with less control over their diets because of poverty and marginalization.

Two years ago the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2016–2025 as the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition. At this year’s Annual Meeting we will raise awareness and follow the nutrition trail and the impacts of Climate Change. We want all voices to be heard to tackle this challenge and therefore are Governments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, academia and other actors invited to make commitments and advance on the global nutrition agenda, following the recommendations of the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Rome Declaration on Nutrition.

We do not offer any sponsorships or accommodation for attending the event. We see this event as providing great value for our members and as such there will be no per diem offered for attendance.  

To enquire if there are any remaining spaces please contact ann.thuo@sei.org

Times

From 14 November 2018 to 14 November 2018

Venue

ICRAF, United Nations Avenue, P. O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya

Hosted by

Ann Thuo - ann.thuo@sei.org

Resources

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Slides
16 November 2018
Access to markets for women-led agribusinesses: contributing to food security

Presentation by Felicia Muriuki, African Women Agribusiness Network, at the SIANI Members Meeting in Nairobi, November 14th 2018

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16 November 2018
Accelerating agripreneurship among the youth using a competence-based learning approach

Presentation by Florence Opondo, Laikipia University, at the SIANI Members Meeting in Nairobi, November 14th 2018

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16 November 2018
Commercializing Kenyan Agriculture and Finding Opportunities for Youth Engagement along Agricultural Value Chain Development

Presentation by Stephen Vundi Mungula, ICRAF, at the SIANI Members Meeting in Nairobi, November 14th 2018

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16 November 2018
Convener – Coalition for grassroots human rights defenders, Kenya

Presentation by Rachael Mwikali, female activist, at the SIANI Members Meeting in Nairobi, November 14th 2018

Slides
16 November 2018
Strengthening collaboration at the WASH, food and nutrition nexus to build community resilience in low income countries (WASHnut)

Presentation by George Obondo, ICRAF, at the SIANI Members Meeting in Nairobi, November 14th 2018

Video
26 November 2018
Market inclusion of women in agribusiness: contributing to food security

Felicia Muriuki, AWAN, presenting at the SIANI Members Meeting - Nairobi 2018

Video
26 November 2018
Accelerating agripreneurship among the youth using a competence- based learning approach

Florence Opondo, Laikipia University, presenting at the SIANI Members Meeting - Nairobi 2018

Video
26 November 2018
Food Security, Agroforestry and Gender equality

Elizabeth Mwiyeria, Vi Agroforestry, presenting at the SIANI Members Meeting - Nairobi 2018

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26 November 2018
An overview of SIANI activities in 2019

Matthew Fielding, SIANI, presenting at the SIANI Members Meeting - Nairobi 2018

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29 November 2018
How can you and your organisation collaborate with SIANI to promote sustainable food security and nutrition?

Reporting back from the Round table dialogue at the SIANI Members Meeting - Nairobi 2018

Agenda

  • 08:15 – 09:15 Arrival, Registration & Networking
  • 09:15 – 09:30 Welcome to the Day, Evelyn L. Namubiru-Mwaura, SEI Africa & Matthew Fielding, SIANI Deputy Director
  • 09:30 – 09:45 Market inclusion of women in agribusiness: contributing to food security. Felicia Muriuki, AWAN
  • 09:45 – 10:00 Accelerating agripreneurship among the youth using a competence-based learning approach. Florence Opondo, Laikipia University
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Food Security, Agroforestry and Gender equality. Elizabeth Mwiyeria, Vi Agroforestry.
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Agriculture and gender equality; the significant role that women play, and how we can affirm the recognition in our communities, linking with the young women. Rachel Mwikali

Tea break

  • 11:00 – 11:15 Impact of climate change on food security and nutrition: Experiences drawn from the work of the Salvation Army in schools and community in Eastern part of Kenya. George Obondo, WASHnut Expert Group
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Commercializing Kenyan agriculture and finding opportunities for youth engagement in agricultural value chain development. Steve Mungula
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Round table dialogue: How can you and your organisation collaborate with SIANI promote sustainable food security and nutrition?

Lunch

  • 14:30 – 14:45 Reporting back from the Round table discussion
  • 14:45 – 15:00 An overview of SIANI activities in 2019. Matthew Fielding
  • 15:00 – 15:10 Wrapping up the day

Refreshments & networking until 16:00

Moderator: Carolyne Gathuru

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