The next Brussels Development Briefing no. 51 on “Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries ” will take place on 27 June 2018 from 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, Brussels 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels. This Briefing will be organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the European Commission / DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, and CONCORD.
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09h00-09h15 Introduction to the Briefing
Introductory remarks: Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant-Secretary-General, ACP Secretariat; Leonard Mizzi, Acting Director Devco C, Planet and Prosperity and Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission; Michael Hailu, Director, CTA
09h15-11h00 Panel 1: Fragility and its implications for agriculture
This panel will share concepts and approaches to fragility, lessons learned from selected countries and the implications for the agricultural sector and the rural communities.
- What have we learned about fragile states: challenges and opportunities
Professor James Putzel, Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
- Agriculture as a way to bridge the humanitarian–development–peace divide in fragile contexts
Dominique Burgeon, Director, FAO Emergency and Rehabilitation Division
- Investments in Agricultural private sector in conflict-affected or post-conflict countries
Alexandros Ragoussis, Economist, Thought Leadership, Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC, World Bank Group
11h00-11h15 Coffee Break
11h15-13h00 Panel 2: Successful practices in agriculture in fragile countries
This panel will share successes from the field from selected fragile countries highlighting sustainable practices in production and market development and positive impact at local level.
- Supporting local agrifood systems through cooperatives across Burundi
Annick Sezibera, Executive Secretary, CAPAD, Burundi
- Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience building: the case of South Sudan
Harma Rademaker, Programme Manager, Cordaid, The Netherlands
- Building resilience to mitigate the effects of future shocks in the agricultural sector in Somalia
Katharine Downie, Head, Data Quality Assurance, M&E & Innovation, Worldvision, Somalia
13h00 Light Lunch