A group of parliamentarians from African countries are discussing important issues like climate change, the pandemic, and conflicts that affect their communities. They believe that two events, the Africa Climate Summit and the Africa Food Systems Forum, can be successful if they focus on solving Africa’s growing energy needs and adapting its food systems to climate change.
They suggest three main things:
1. There’s a lot of money available (about $630 billion) for investing in food systems, and they want governments and the public sector to commit to using it.
2. They want organizations that provide financial support to help African countries by using innovative financial tools, like debt swaps, to free up more funds.
3. They also called for cooperation between countries on supply chains and open markets for important materials, which can help Africa’s economy grow.
They believe that helping Africa is not just Africa’s problem; it’s a global issue that requires everyone to work together.