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Integrating Youth and Women in CSA

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Integrating Youth and Women in CSA

  1. 1. Integrating Youth and Women in Climate Smart Agriculture Sub-theme 1: 3rd AFAAS Africa-wide Agricultural Extension Week 51st Annual Conference of the South African Society for Agricultural Extension By Sithembile Mwamakamba Email: sndema@fanrpan.org
  2. 2. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) The Challenge We All Face
  3. 3. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) The Challenge We All Face
  4. 4. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) The Challenge We All Face
  5. 5. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) The Challenges We All Face
  6. 6. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Why a special focus on women 1. Women in Africa spend more time on domestic labour - reduced access to resources that could help them adapt to the effects of climate change. 2. Women are responsible for tasks that will be made more difficult due to climate change - 63 % of households in sub-Saharan Africa depend on women to locate, collect and carry the family’s water supply. 3. Women are more vulnerable when natural disasters hit. On average, five times more women die in natural disasters than men 4. Women must respond to the challenges of food insecurity - women in rural areas make up 80 % of the agricultural workforce
  7. 7. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) • About 2.2 billion people in the world are under the age of 18, according to UNICEF, representing nearly one third of the global population • Africa alone is home to 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, making it the region with the youngest population in the world • Climate change potentially represents a major threat to the health and socio-economic stability of youth—particularly in developing countries but ESPECIALLY to Africa • Youth groups represent the next generation which needs to be fully engaged in sustainable paths of development and in the climate change debate Why a special focus on youth
  8. 8. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) • Expand the evidence base and assessment tools to identify agricultural growth strategies for food security that integrate necessary adaptation and potential mitigation • Build policy frameworks and consensus to support implementation at scale • Strengthen national and local institutions to enable farmer management of climate risks and adoption of context-suitable agricultural practices, technologies and systems • Enhancing financing options to support implementation, linking climate and agricultural finance What needs to happen
  9. 9. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) • Promoting dialogue between women, youth and decision-makers at all levels • Providing mechanisms to permit women and youth access to information and the opportunity to present their views on sustainable development policy, particularly those directly impacting them; • Developing and implementing awareness raising programmes specifically targeted to the youth population and women on critical issues pertaining to these two important groups; • Supporting mechanisms which facilitate youth and women representation in national, regional and international processes. What FANRPAN is Doing
  10. 10. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) How are we are doing this
  11. 11. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) • FANRPAN National Node Coordinators • Board Members • Youth and women • High level Champions • Journalists • Elders Influencing through Policy Advocacy Champions
  12. 12. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) • Journalist/Media Training  Trained during the FANRPAN Regional Policy Dialogues  Provided media coverage during COP 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21  Solicited and unsolicited print; electronic and broadcast articles, interviews, press briefings Influencing through Journalist/Media
  13. 13. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) • Platforms Influencing using Policy Platforms National Platforms • Multi-stakeholder policy dialogues • Community Theatre for Policy Advocacy • Parliamentary Committee Portfolio Meetings • Farmer Field Days Global Advocacy Initiatives •United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) •Commission on Food Security (CFS) •World Economic Forum •Global Landscapes Forum •Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) Regional Advocacy Initiatives •FANRPAN Flagship Multi-stakeholder Regional Policy Dialogue •COMESA Ministers of Agriculture and Environment Meetings •African Union Heads of State Summits and Ministerial Meetings
  14. 14. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Influencing through Theatre for Policy Advocacy
  15. 15. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Influencing through FANRPAN Platforms Sadc national dialogue partnership 1/17 dialogues
  16. 16. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Influencing through FANRPAN Platforms
  17. 17. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Influencing using Social Media  FANRPAN makes use of online platforms to reach even more stakeholders, for instance…  LIVE Tweeting from key events such as the Annual Policy Dialogues.  Estimated reach on twitter (#FANRPAN_csa): more than 52 000 *20.2K followers in August 2017 *More than 1000 like the FANRPAN page *More than 500 connections *Second most popular search engine in the world *To provide thought leadership on given topics
  18. 18. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Influencing using Social Media Twitter statistics during the FANRPAN Regional CSA Policy Dialogue 2015
  19. 19. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Influencing through Partnerships
  20. 20. www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Urgent Action in Needed Climate change … is the defining challenge of our era. No issue is more fundamental to the global challenges we face—reducing poverty… maintaining economic growth… ensuring peace and stability. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  21. 21. Thank You!! 21

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