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Catalyzing Action & Agricultural Transformation in Africa: Taking the Pulse of CAADP

Event Date: 
Jun 20, 2019
9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online Event


The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is the continental plan for agricultural transformation launched in 2003 by African countries to reduce poverty and increase food security on the continent.  In 2013, African Heads of State re-committed to seven high level goals and principles, called the Malabo Declaration, that span issues, policies, and programs relevant to agricultural transformation in Africa, including food security and resilience.  Each year, CAADP stakeholders come together for an Africa-wide forum, called the Partnership Platform (PP), to review progress, dialogue on technical issues, share lessons learned, and drive mutual accountability to advance the CAADP Agenda. The CAADP PP is taking place from June 11-14 in Nairobi, Kenya this year.

On the heels of the CAADP PP, Africa Lead will facilitate a conversation with practitioners and senior CAADP leadership to reflect on some of the challenges implementing CAADP, what we have learned about how the process can drive action at various levels, and the value of shared metrics for improving country ownership. Through the discussion, the panelists will highlight updates from the ongoing Biennial Review process, which measures progress toward achieving African-led food security and resilience policy priorities by 2025. Overall, this webinar will shed light on the lessons in utilizing CAADP as a framework to stimulate, coordinate and ultimately, accelerate policy-led agricultural transformation.

Finally, the African Union will also share their new interactive, digital toolkit that presents the most recent CAADP scorecard data and findings from the Biennial Review in a user friendly way. The toolkit can help ongoing food security and resilience initiatives, programs and organizations to utilize CAADP performance data to catalyze action and inform program and policy improvements.


CAADP Team Leader
Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission

Over 15 years’ experience in the agriculture sector growing from project coordinator to the most senior government civil servant position, Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Agriculture an

d Animal Resources in Rwanda held for almost 7 years. Currently leading the CAADP Program at African Union Commission. Specialized in Agricultural Policies and Agricultural Institution Development. MSc in Rural Economic Development at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech-University of Liège, Belgium.

Wambo Yamdjeu
Head of CAADP
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

Augustin Wambo Yamdjeu has more than 12 years of experience in program design and implementation, including knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, and coaching.

He has worked as a private consultant, and also as a Food Policy Expert at FAO. After stints with RESAKSS and the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development , where his work focused on CAADP, he joined AUDA-NEPAD, rising to be the Head of CAADP

Monitoring and Evaluation Program Officer


Seiwoh joined ECOWAS in 2014 and is the ECOWAP/CAADP M&E Programme Officer within the Directorate of Agriculture & Rural Development in the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources of the ECOWAS Commission, in Abuja, Nigeria. Under the Directorate’s M&E, where she is the Head, she coordinates all M&E programmes and activities both at the regional and national levels. Fatmata has been deeply involved in the CAADP process, having been a key player at the three levels (continental, regional and country). As the ECOWAP/CAADP M&E Officer, she is in the continental M&E Expert team and has played a key role in rolling the design, planning and production of the first inaugural Biennial Review. Fatmata has a wealth of experience, especially in programme/project cycle management with an emphasis on monitoring, evaluation and reporting as well as capacity building in various sectors over the past 25 years. She has worked with several national and international organizations in various capacities including the United Nations, OXFAM, DfiD and Christian Aid among others.


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