Klimawandel als Bedrohung für die Ernährungssicherheit (Climate change as a threat to food security)

Part 3 of the Online Dialogue Series "Security and Development Consequences of Climate Change in Africa"

26 October 2022 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm | Webinar via Zoom

According to the 2021 World Hunger Index, approximately 20 percent of the African population - some 278 million people - suffer from chronic hunger. The prevalence of malnutrition is not infrequently a direct result of wars as well as corona pandemic response efforts that have disrupted supply chains. Indirectly, however, the deterioration in food security is also due to climate change: extreme weather events and changing local climatic conditions favor the loss of resources such as arable land and water that are necessary for high-yield agriculture. Droughts hamper livestock farming, and insect infestations cause massive crop failures, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

Precarious living conditions, migration and flight are consequences of this development. With the disappearance of income sources and livelihoods, temporary migration can develop into permanent resettlement within states and across national borders, which can further fuel already existing transregional conflicts over food and resources. Further complicating matters, the continent has minimal financial and technical resources to adapt to climate change.

How can Africa build resilience to climate change-related crop failures, supply chain problems, and import shortfalls? What are the options for action by national as well as international actors? In the third part of the dialogue series "Security and Development Consequences of Climate Change in Africa", our experts will address these questions and discuss the options for shaping African policy.

The event will be held in German.

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Schedule

Welcoming remarks:

Dr. Enrico Fels
Geschäftsführer des Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies; Universität Bonn

 

Keynote speeches and subsequent discussion:

Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim
Direktor am Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF), Universität Bonn

Dr. Michael Brüntrup
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Forschungsprogramm "Transformation der Wirtschafts- und Sozialsysteme", German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Mirjam Harteisen
Policy & External Relations Senior Advisor, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V.

 

Chair:

Iris Müller
Referentin des Landesbüros NRW der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

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In cooperation with Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit.


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