CACCI will present a breakout session at the Aim 4 Climate Summit which takes place from May 8 -10, 2023. The session will focus on “Innovation for Integrating and Mainstreaming Agriculture in the NDCs” and will take place on May 10, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM ET. Emily Weeks, Senior Policy Advisor in the Bureau of Resilience and Food Security USAID, will moderate the session which will allow representatives from each region to comment on their experience and what they are doing to accelerate agricultural innovation in their country or region, and how they are fostering articulation between the sectors and actors to achieve this.
Manuel Otero Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) will introduce the session’s context and the need for greater innovation, transformational approaches, and regional cooperation. The panelists, including Laura Suazo from Honduras, Bill Hohenstein from the USDA, and Vatimi Rayalu from Fiji, will discuss key challenges to the implementation of agricultural-related goals of their NDCs as well as how they, and their organizations, are supporting innovation – organizational, technological, and cultural – to help facilitate more transformational approaches to climate action in the sector.
Following the panel discussion, Dina Esposito from USAID will speak on how to support developing countries to facilitate agri-food system adaptation and increase mitigation ambition in developing countries and overcome some of the challenges mentioned. Josefa Sacko, H.E. Ambassador from the African Union Commission will then speak about the possibilities for working together for impact in Africa.