Posted by: africanpressorganization | 27 June 2013

High Level Meeting of African and International Leaders / Aim for Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa


 

 

High Level Meeting of African and International Leaders / Aim for Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa

 

ROME, Italy, June 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ African and international leaders and key stakeholders in the food security sector will meet at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa from 29 June to 1 July with a view to establishing a Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa.

 

The High Level Meeting, Toward African Renaissance: Renewed Partnership for a Unified Approach to End Hunger in Africa, is jointly convened by the African Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Brazil’s Lula Institute. The meeting will commit to a set of principles, policies and strategies to resolve the problem of hunger by 2025, which will feed into the national and regional Agriculture and Food Security Investment Plans of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture development Programme (CAADP).

 

 

WHAT: High Level Meeting For Africa on Zero Hunger: “Toward African Renaissance: Renewed Partnership for Unified Approach to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 within the CAADP Framework”.

 

WHEN: 29 June – 30 June – 1 July 2013. The meeting will take place as follows:

29 June- Multi stakeholder Dialogue session, starting at 09:00

30 June- High level ministerial session, starting at 09:00

1 July- Meeting of Heads of States and Governments, starting at 09:00

 

WHERE: African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

WHO: The meeting is organized by the African Union (AU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the NEPAD Agency with the support of Instituto Lula and the Government of Ethiopia.

 

 

Key speakers will be African Union Chairperson and Prime Minister of Ethiopia Mr Hailemariam Desalegn; African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Carlos Lopes; FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva; and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former President of Brazil and Chairperson of Instituto Lula.

 

The meeting will be attended by African Heads of State and Government and Ministers of Agriculture of African Union Member States, together with representatives of international organizations, other partners, private sector and civil society organizations concerned with ending hunger in Africa.

 

WHY: A key objective of the partnership is to continue to rally high-level political resolve, leadership and commitment among African and international leaders on decisive policies and programmes to eliminate hunger.

The meeting will also brainstorm ways to support African countries, their governments and organized civil society to incorporate successful experiences from other countries.

 

 

Expected outcomes

 

A Declaration expressing political commitment to promote and unify African and international efforts to eradicate hunger; for exchanges in technological development; to boost the resistance/resilience of rural communities and to build and rebuild rural livelihoods; and assure food security for urban populations.

 

Journalists are invited to attend all the opening sessions of the meeting and all the sessions of the meeting on the three days, which will be open to the media.

 

Please note that the press conference of the high-level meeting will take place on 1st July, immediately after the opening ceremony. The press conference will also be broadcast live at http://summits.au.int/en/livestream.

 

Twitter: #EndHungerAfrica

 

Useful links:

http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/international-events/en/

 

http://pages.au.int/endhunger

 

http://www.institutolula.org/eng/

 

 

Programme Highlights

 

29 June 2013 Multistakeholders Dialogue session

9:30 – 10:00 OPENING SESSION

Welcome Statements

• Mr. Stephen Muchiri – Pan African Farmers Organisation Representative

• Mr. Celso Marcondes, executive-coordinator for the Africa initiative – IL

• H.E. José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General

• H.E. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace. Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture African Union Commission

 

30 June 2013 High Level Meeting

9:00 – 10:00 OPENING SESSION

 

Opening remarks:

• H.E. José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General

• H.E. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture African Union

• Commission H.E. AtoTeferaDerebew – Minister of Agriculture, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

10:00 -10:30

Keynote Address:

Ending Hunger through a Unified Approach, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Instituto Lula

 

1 July 2013 High-Level Meeting

10:00 -10:30 Press Conference

 

14:00 – 15:00 Development Partners Round Table: Partnerships in Ending Hunger in Africa

 

15:00 – 16:00 Heads of State Round Table: Commitment in Ending Hunger in Africa

 

16:00 – 17:00 HLM Declaration adoption by the Heads of State and Government

 

SOURCE 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


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