Kick Off Meeting (KOM) and 1st General Assembly (GA) of the Long-term Europe-Africa Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security, and Sustainable Agriculture (LEAP4FNSSA)

  • 31st January 2019
  • by secretary

FARA Secretariat, Accra, Ghana: 30th January to 1st February 2019.

The Long-term Europe-Africa Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security, and Sustainable Agriculture (LEAP4FNSSA) is a Coordination Support Action (CSA) funded by the Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission (EC), under Horizon 2020. It brings together 35 institutions from Africa and Europe which are ready to engage in collaborative research and innovation on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) roadmap signed in 2016, between the African Union and the European Union.

From Left: Dr. Mawoko Philippe (Africa Union Commission), Agnieszka Romanowicz (European Commission), Madam Patricia Apiagyei (Hon. Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation of Ghana), Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo (Executive Director, FARA) & Philippe Petithuguenin (CIRAD)

The official Kick Off Meeting, which is taking place at the Secretariat of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Accra, Ghana, aims to provide visibility to the project while proving opportunity for engagement, reflection and discussions by officials, authorities and stakeholder representatives. It is expected that the meeting will generate useful feedback and recommendations for the implementation of the Project. In addition, the GA will provide opportunity to build a shared vision of the project by clarifying contents of work package activities, the reporting line and work plan for year 1.

A presentation to the Honourable Deputy Minister

The event is bringing together over 75 participants from across Africa and Europe including the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) of the Republic of Ghana and European and African Ambassadors representing countries involved in the project in Ghana for day one. It is expected the number will be constant to 60 on days two and three.

Participants representing the 35 partners of the LEAP4FNSSA Project at the Kick Off Meeting & General Assembly

For more information on LEAP4FNSSA kindly refer to the below flyers (English and French).