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Jun 5

EDD18 - Going Digital: Sustainable development in agriculture for women (Lab Debate)

EDD18 - Going Digital: Sustainable development in agriculture for women (Lab Debate)

Event Overview

The need to embrace digital innovations and the opportunities they offer is real. Agriculture is not immune to these changes as they have the ability to transform every link in the agriculture value chain. 

However, despite the advancements in digitalisation, the gender gaps in access to ICTs continue to widen. Women are 14% less likely than men to own a mobile phone and 25 % fewer women and girls use the internet. This means female farmers, particularly in rural areas, often experience difficulties accessing relevant information, financial products and services and markets. They are also often do not participate in relevant policy-making. This lab will share digitalisation opportunities for women and by women in agriculture and discuss how they can be leveraged for improved livelihoods. 

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Speakers

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Linda McAvan

Chair of the Committee on Development, European Parliament

Naledi Magowe

Marketing Manager and Co-Founder at Brastorne Enterprises

Rose Funja

Managing Director, Agrinfo Company Limited

Chris Addison

Senior Programme Coordinator Data4Ag, CTA

Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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Speakers

Speakers

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Linda McAvan

Chair of the Committee on Development, European Parliament

Naledi Magowe

Marketing Manager and Co-Founder at Brastorne Enterprises

Rose Funja

Managing Director, Agrinfo Company Limited

Chris Addison

Senior Programme Coordinator Data4Ag, CTA

Organisers

  • EU

    The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The European Union has seven institutions: the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the European Court of Auditors. The EU values are common to the member countries in a society in which inclusion, tolerance, justice, solidarity and non-discrimination prevail. These goals and values form the basis of the EU and are laid out in the Lisbon Treaty and the EU Charter of fundamental rights. The goals of the European Union are: promote peace, its values and the well-being of its citizens; offer freedom, security and justice without internal borders; sustainable development based on balanced economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive market economy with full employment and social progress, and environmental protection; combat social exclusion and discrimination; promote scientific and technological progress; enhance economic, social and territorial cohesion and solidarity among member countries; respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity; establish an economic and monetary union whose currency is the euro.

  • ACP

    The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The Secretariat is responsible for the administrative management of the ACP Group. It assists the Group's decision-making and advisory organs in carrying out their work. The ACP Secretariat's headquarters is located in Brussels (Belgium). It is headed by an Executive Secretary-General who is responsible for implementing the Group's international policy, as well as directing and coordinating its cooperation policy.

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • TradeCom II Programme

    The aim of the TradeCom II Programme is to “contribute to sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in ACP countries through closer regional integration and increased participation in the global economy”. The Programme’s implementation strategy aims to facilitate the integration of ACP countries in the global economy and value chains by improving their capacity to formulate and implement suitable trade policies and to strengthen their competitiveness. The aim is also to help ACP private sector to diversify their export base and markets through greater integration into the regional and global value chains. The overall strategy entails building and strengthening ACP trade capacity at national and regional levels through a combination of technical assistance and capacity building actions.

  • PAFO

    PAFO is a network of Farmers Organizations across the African continent. It's aim is to improve communication, collaboration and information/knowledge sharing among stakeholders. Through PAFO, the sub-regional networks of farmers’ organizations and agricultural producers of the Maghreb (UMAGRI), of the Southern Africa (SACAU), of Central Africa (PROPAC), of the Eastern Africa (EAFF) and of West Africa (ROPPA), are working together since 2003 on continental issues of interest having a significant impact on African agriculture.

  • WIBDI