The Malabo Montpellier Panel convenes 18 leading experts in agriculture, engineering, ecology, nutrition, and food security. Its aim is to facilitate policy choices by African governments in order to accelerate progress toward food security and improved nutrition. The Panel identifies areas of progress and positive change across the continent and assesses what successful countries have done differently. It identifies the institutional and policy innovations and program interventions that can best be replicated and scaled by other countries. The related Malabo Montpellier Forum provides a platform to promote policy innovation; it uses the evidence produced by the Panel to facilitate dialogue among high-level decision-makers on African agriculture, nutrition, and food security. The Malabo Montpellier Panel is jointly facilitated by AKADEMIYA2063, University of Bonn, and Imperial College London.
The theme of the Malabo Montpellier Panel’s forthcoming report, which we will launch at the Malabo Montpellier Forum, will closely relate to COP27 and a sustainable circular economy - “Nature's Solutions: Policy Innovations and Opportunities for Africa's Bioeconomy”. The report will include five country analyses - Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa - demonstrating successes and further opportunities for bioeconomy development on the continent. We believe this report comes at an important time as we prepare for COP27 and governments mobilize to develop strategies aimed at leveraging the interlinkages between food systems transformation and climate action.
The Forum will be held in two parts: a technical part drawing on the findings and recommendations from the Panel, and a second part which will be a policy roundtable composed of senior representatives from African governments, development partners, civil society, and the private sector.
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