Join us for #AfricanCITYFOODmonth

The month of July is #AfricanCITYFOODmonth and RUAF, together with ICLEI Africa, FAO, MUFPP, WWF and partners invite you to explore how we make resilient and nutritious food systems in African cities.

The inaugural #AfricanCITYFOODmonth campaign will highlight diverse, innovative and evolving African urban food systems, providing a platform for local governments and food system stakeholders to gain insights into how we can shape sustainable, nutritious and inclusive food systems.

Register for the upcoming webinars

A series of #AfricanCITYFOODmonth webinars throughout the month will feature Mayors, City officers, Senior Food System Officers from FAO, ICLEI, RUAF, MUFPP, and Academic thought-leaders in the field. We’ll share insights from Accra, Antananarivo, Arusha, Brazzaville, Cape Town, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Douala, eThekwini, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kitwe, Lagos, Lusaka, Nairobi, Ouagadougou, Quelimane and more.

Food, climate and COVID-19: Stories from our cities

7 July 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm CAT
This discussion provides space for African cities to share their experiences and strategies for a more resilient urban food system. Discussions move beyond the impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to more long term approaches for ensuring continued access to nutritious food in the face of climatic and political shocks.

Nourishing our cities

15 July 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm CAT
Malnutrition undermines the potential of our people, the ability of our economies to grow, and the likelihood of approaching sustainable development in our cities. This webinar presents a conversation on how food environments can contribute to good nutrition.

Food and the circular economy

21 July 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm CAT
Our food systems operate in a linear manner, with associated impacts of extractivism, ecological degradation, poor waste management and social inequity. Ellen MacArthur Foundation leads a discussion on how we are already shaping more circular food systems in African cities, and what more we need to do.

How youth- and women-led small businesses can improve our local food systems

29 July 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm CAT
This discussion will explore opportunities for investing to improve food systems that are inclusive and generate jobs for local businesses. Youth and women entrepreneurs will share their experience and examples of how innovation can shape the urban food system and how to leverage on their potential for future more sustainable and more local food systems.

Our future food systems

31 July 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm CAT
This discussion reflects on the themes and provocations of #AfricanCITYFOODmonth and proposes key considerations for improving food systems. It also shares a number of future food visions and the efforts to achieve them.