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1 Food Security and Sustainable Development Report on the Implementation of the Sub-programme 20 October 2011

2 Outline of presentation Highlights of implementation of outputs Highlights of results Challenges and lessons learned

3 Expected Accomplishment and Achievements Expected accomplishment 2010-2011: Improved capacity at the national, subregional and regional levels for designing and implementing effective policies, strategies and programmes for achieving food security and sustainable development in line with the NEPAD priorities and the JPOI Indicators of achievement: Increased number of member States designing and implementing policies and programs Increased number of policymakers and stakeholders with better knowledge and understanding of climate change and development Increased number of sub-regional and regional partnership agreements and technical cooperation programs

4 Highlights of Implementation/1 Agriculture and Food Security Promotion of regionally-coordinated value chains of strategic food and agricultural commodities EGM, which recommended field project work on maize and livestock in COMESA, and rice, maize and livestock in ECOWAS Field projects underway on policy roadmap for regional value chains of these strategic commodities, in partnership with AUC, COMESA, ECOWAS and FAO EGM planned to review the resulting policy reports and related publication Validation workshop and dissemination policy symposium planned for November 2012

5 Highlights of Implementation/2 Agriculture and Food Security Public-private partnerships for agro- industry/agribusiness development High-level meeting in partnership with UNIDO and FAO Field work (case studies) in partnership with FAO completed in 5 countries Food and agricultural market information Database on agricultural markets created Development of a web portal linking sub-regional agricultural market information systems underway

6 Highlights of Implementation/3 Agriculture and Food Security Food security policies Report on the status of food security Sub-regional review reports of food security strategies and policies in light of experiences of the recent global food crisis and evolving major challenges EGM review of the findings of the sub-regional reports Synthesis publication underway on Food security in Africa: Challenges, opportunities and policy options Cost of hunger study under finalization in 5 countries, in collaboration with AUC and WFP Biofuel development Policy study completed and draft policy framework prepared Stakeholder validation workshop (November)

7 Highlights of Implementation/4 Agriculture and Food Security Land policy Launching of the Framework and Guidelines (LPF&G) for land policy development and implementation Launching of second phase of the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) 2 training of trainers workshops in using the LPF&G in support of member States 3 multi-stakeholder and high-level forums on foreign direct investment in Africa’s agricultural land Publication on monitoring and evaluation of land policies underway Technical assistance, on request, to ECOWAS, EAC, Rwanda

8 Highlights of Implementation/5 Environment and cross-cutting Sustainable Development Water Facilitation of UN Water/Africa coordination (2 meetings) Servicing of African Water Week (November 2010) Development of Water Information Clearing House in Southern Sudan Disaster risk reduction/management Capacity building in disaster risk assessment and management -- Training workshop for RECs and RBOs planned for November

9 Highlights of Implementation/6 Environment and cross-cutting Sustainable Development Climate change and development African Development Forum (ADF-VII) – “Acting on climate change for sustainable development in Africa”  More than 1000 stakeholders  Consensus statement feeding into COP-16 preparations  Indicative plan of action with some 50 project ideas resulting from actionable recommendations  Publication of full proceedings under finalization Establishment of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) – Separate presentation on work of the Centre

10 Highlights of Implementation/7 Environment and cross-cutting Sustainable Development Monitoring progress on sustainable development Report to CFSSD-7 on follow-up on the implementation of WSSD outcomes Regional seminar to validate the indicator framework and indices on sustainable development in Africa Sustainable Development Report on Africa (SDRA)  Part I on indicator framework  Thematic Part II on “Managing Africa’s natural resource base for sustainable development” in line with cluster of thematic issues of next CSD cycle  EGM in November 2011 to review the report for publication in December Training workshop on trade and environment for experts and policy makers in ECOWAS sub-region

11 Highlights of Implementation/8 Environment and cross-cutting Sustainable Development CFSSD-7/Rio+20 Workshop on institutional and strategic frameworks for sustainable development 5 sub-regional review reports and consultative workshops 5 regional reports on:  Progress towards sustainable development  Green economy  New and emerging challenges  Institutional frameworks for sustainable development  Means of implementation Present Rio+20 regional preparatory conference

12 Highlights of Results/1 Land, agriculture and food security Effective engagement of COMESA and ECOWAS in developing regional value chains of rice, maize and livestock products Buy-in from and support to member States in using the framework and guidelines for land policy formulation Enhanced capacity of 40 trainers in applying the framework and guidelines for land policy formulation Action plan developed to address FDI in agricultural land in Africa Water: A functioning Southern Sudan Water Information Clearing House

13 Highlights of Results/2 Climate change ADF-VII: Awareness and engagement of over 1000 stakeholders (public sector, private business, civil society, R&D community, development partners) in tackling climate change for sustainable development Effective establishment of an operational ACPC Strengthened consensus among member Sates on the common African negotiation position on climate change through technical support to CAHSOCC, AUC, AMCEN and African negotiators Increased engagement of member States for mainstreaming climate change in development strategies, plans and policies

14 Highlights of Results/3 Environment and sustainable development Enhanced capacity of 46 policymakers and experts from ECOWAS Commission and member States in formulating and implementing coherent trade and environment policies Enhanced awareness of over 90 policy makers and experts from member Sates, AUC, RECs and AfDB on institutional and strategic frameworks for sustainable development Enhanced awareness of, and agreement by, over 100 policy makers and experts from member Sates, AUC and RECs on the ECA indicator framework and indices for sustainable development in Africa Coming soon … Consensus among all member States on a common statement on Africa’s priorities and expectations for Rio+20

15 Challenges and Lessons Learned Considerable recruitment challenges for developing and implementing new major projects:  ACPC (23 posts)  LPI phase II (4 posts) Overload of major outputs – e.g. Rio+20 preparations (9 reports, 5 sub-regional workshops and 1 regional conference, not reflected in initial programme of work) Strengthening of inter/cross-divisional and inter- institutional collaboration, e.g. for ADF-VII, the preparation of Rio+20, and work on promoting regional agricultural commodity value chains Moving along the learning curve of strengthened partnership/joint initiatives with the AUC and AfDB despite differences in institutional and business processes

16 Thank You

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