Duration: 60 minutes
This webinar introduced participants to the programme established by the African Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES) – under AfLP co-chair Dr George Wamukoya – together with its partners, to support four countries, namely: Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia to formulate agricultural LTS/updating of agricultural component of NDCs. A guideline will be developed to help countries in aligning LTS and successive NDCs.
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Josh Ogada – Secretariat Lead, Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP) – SouthSouthNorth
Dr George Wamukoya – AfLP Co-Chair, and Team Leader, Africa Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES)
Kingsley Amoako – Kingsley has worked with the Directorate of Crop Services, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana, since February 1989. He has been the head of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Management Unit of the Directorate of Crop Services, Ministry of Food and Agriculture since 2016. The Unit is responsible for coordinating climate change issues in Ghana’s agriculture sector. Kingsley led the development of the agriculture component of Ghana’s NDC and the third and fourth National Communication to the UNFCCC.
Veronica Ndetu – Veronica works for the Ministry of Agriculture, livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives as the coordinator of the Climate Change Unit. Holds a BSc degree in Agriculture and MSc degree in Seed Science and Technology. She coordinates the Multi-stakeholder Platform for CSA, which facilitates partnerships among state and non-state actors at both National and County levels in areas of CSA research. She is also a member of the Kenyan and African Climate Group of Negotiators and is involved in the Koronivia Joint work on Agriculture (KJWA) discussions and coordinates the drafting of the Kenya submissions.
Mr Stephen Muwaya – With a background in agricultural and environmental sciences Stephen Muwaya is a senior range ecologist responsible for sustainable land management and climate smart agriculture in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of Uganda. He is the Uganda national focal point for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and a member of the Uganda Climate Change Policy Committee and participates actively in the Agriculture Climate Change Negotiations under the UNFCCC and he led the agriculture component of the Second National Communication to the UNFCCC.
Morton Mwanza – Morton Mwanza currently works as a Principal Vegetables Production Officer. He is the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Focal Point Person in the Ministry of Agriculture, coordinates all activities related to CSA in Zambia. From 2013 to date, he has represented the Zambian Government at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties following negotiations on issues related to Agriculture. He is a member of the Africa Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES) network.
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