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Date Time: Nov 20, 2020 01:00 PM West Central AfricaDescription:

Join co-hosts Landesa and Yilaa for an expert discussion on the role youth can play in reforming agriculture and promoting economic development across the African continent. The webinar will provide insights into the current state of youth access and rights to land in Africa, current efforts to promote youth engagement in agriculture and lessons learned.

Expert Panel                                                                                                                          

  • Nana Ama, Director, COLANDEF                                                                                  
  • Yannick Fiedler, Program Officer, FAO                                                                   
  • Innocent Antoine Houedji, Yilaa Coordinator                                                               
  • Dr. TizaiMauto, Land Tenure Specialist,  Landesa                                                              
  • Justus Wambayi, Program Specialist, Cadasta

Moderated by :

  • Karol Boudreaux, Chief Program Officer, Landesa; and
  • Grace Ananda, Gender and Women's Land Rights Expert

English and French Language options available.


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1pm – 1:05 pm: Opening remarks and objective of the webinar : Karol Boudreaux, Landesa - Moderator

Introduction of Yilaa Coordinator (5min)

1:10 pm – 1:25 pm :  "Inventory of the access of young people to land"

Panelist 1: Innocent Antoine HOUEDJI, Coordinator of Yilaa

1:25 pm – 1:40 pm :  "Practices of African Youth access to land for Agriculture in Ghana"

Panelist 2: Nana AMA, Director of COLANDEF

1:40 pm – 1:55 pm :  "Practices of African Youth Land data collecting"

Panelist 3: Justus Wambayi, Program specialist at Cadasta foundation

1:55 pm – 2:15 pm :  Questions –Answers – inputs- moderator (Grace or Karol)

2:15 pm – 2:20 pm : “Landesa experiences of  Practices of  African Youth access to land”

 Panelist 4: Dr Tizai Mauto, Youth land lead of Landesa

2:35 pm – 2:50 pm :  "Empowering young African agri-entrepreneurs to invest : lessons learned and policy recommendations”

Panelist 5:  Yannick Fiedler, FAO Program Officer

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm :   Questions –Answers – inputs- moderator (Grace or Karol)

3:10 pm – 3:15 pm :  Closing ceremony by Director of Landesa 

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