Women in Agribusiness Forum (KUMASI, TAMALE & Accra)
13th - 16th November, 2023
Women in Agribusiness Forum (Kumasi)
Monday, 13 November | 10: 00 am – 1:00 pm | Prempeh Assembly Hall
The forum aims to address the challenges and opportunities in African agribusiness by exploring the intersection of digitalization, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA), and climate resilience. The forum specifically focuses on engaging traditional leaders, and policymakers, and facilitating dialogues with them.
Traditional leaders play a crucial role in many African societies as custodians of culture, customs, and traditional knowledge. In the context of agribusiness, their involvement is vital as they can provide valuable insights into agribusiness practices, traditional farming techniques, and indigenous knowledge related to climate resilience and food security. The Traditional Leaders Dialogue aims to engage traditional leaders, create awareness about the importance of agribusiness, and facilitate discussions on leveraging digitalization, AFCFTA, and climate resilience for sustainable food security.
Women in Agribusiness Forum (Tamale)
Tuesday, 14th November 10:00am – 1:00pm | University for Development Studies, Tamale Campus.
This event will explore the various roles and opportunities available across the Agri industry and provide insights into how students from all backgrounds can best prepare to embark on a career or business in Agri industry. At this event, students will learn more about apprenticeships, Internships, volunteering and Graduate Programs in the industry and other related industries.
The agribusiness forum will also recognize the valuable contributions and importance of women cooperatives in the agribusiness sector. The forum will actively encourage and promote the participation of women cooperatives in various aspects of the agribusiness industry. The forum aims to enhance their knowledge, skills, and leadership capabilities, while also providing networking opportunities with industry experts and fellow participants.
It will also provide an opportunity for students to share their ideas, perspectives, and innovative solutions related to sustaining agribusiness. This event will include panel discussions, presentations, and networking sessions specifically designed to cater to the needs and interests of students.
They will learn from industry experts, engage in knowledge exchange, and gain insights into various aspects of agribusiness, including the potential benefits of digital technologies, the opportunities presented by AFCFTA, and the importance of climate resilience in ensuring food security.
WOMEN IN AGRIBUSINESS CONFERENCE (ACCRA)
Wednesday, 15th - Thursday, 16th Nov, 2023 | 10:00 am– 4:00 pm | AMA Conference Hall
WOMEN IN AGRIBUSINESS CONFERENCE - virtual session
Thursday, 16th Nov, 2023 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Virtual
The conference provides an opportunity to bring together diverse stakeholders from the agribusiness sector, fostering discussions on the pressing issues of climate change and food security.
Policy makers and the government have the power to shape and implement policies that influence agribusiness development, investment, and sustainability. Policymakers, government officials, and relevant stakeholders will discuss and formulate policies that support the growth of agribusiness in Africa.
We will facilitate focused discussions, foster collaboration, and generate actionable insights. The participants will include representatives from government agencies, international organizations, financial institutions, research institutions, and agribusiness enterprises.
RETURNEES AND DIASPORAS
This event will recognize the potential of African diaspora communities and individuals who have returned to their home countries to contribute to agribusiness. Many diaspora members have valuable skills, experiences, and networks that can be leveraged to support the development and growth of agribusiness in Africa.
Media plays a crucial role in shaping public opinion, disseminating information, and raising awareness about the challenges and opportunities in African agribusiness. By fostering media relations, the forum aims to enhance the visibility of women’s contributions to agribusiness, showcase success stories, and highlight the importance of digitalisation, AFCFTA, and climate resilience for food security.
Participants will have an opportunity to showcase their products, services,
and innovations in agribusiness.