The Nobel Peace Prize was recently awarded to the World Food Programme, bringing increased attention to the work being done to combat hunger worldwide. Alongside poverty and conflict, climate change is one of the key drivers of hunger and food insecurity in the world. Climate change causes great challenges to food production, due to more extreme weather such as drought and floods. West Africa is one of the regions most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, where climate change is predicted to reduce people’s food security, thereby infringing on their right to food. How does climate change affect food production and food security in West Africa today? What measures are in play to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change? What measures will be needed in the future?
- Abderhamane Djire – Deputy Chief of Party for the NCBA CLUSA primed, Feed the Future Senegal Kawolor project
- Josephine George Francis – CEO Arjay Farms, 1st Vice President of West Africa Farmers Organization, President of Farmers Union Network of Liberia
- Knut Andreas Lid – Programme Director of Caritas Norway
- Knut Eiliv Lein – Norwegian ambassador to Nigeria
- Tewodros Aragie Kebede – Senior Researcher at Fafo Institute for Labor and Social Research based in Oslo
- Moderator: Liv Elin Torheim – Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Oslo Metropolitan University