REGIONAL AWARENESS-RAISING WORKSHOP ON LOW EMISSIONS LIVESTOCK: SUPPORTING POLICY THROUGH SCIENCE IN WEST/CENTRAL AFRICA

REGIONAL AWARENESS-RAISING WORKSHOP ON LOW EMISSIONS

LIVESTOCK: SUPPORTING POLICY THROUGH SCIENCE IN

WEST/CENTRAL AFRICA

26 – 28 March 2019

Dakar, Senegal

Overview

Climate change is transforming the planet’s ecosystems and threatening the wellbeing of current and future generations. To hold the increase in global temperature below 2°C (Paris Agreement) and avoid dangerous climate change, deep cuts in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are urgently required. The global livestock sector contributes a significant share to anthropogenic GHG emissions, but it can also deliver a significant share of the necessary mitigation effort.

Low emissions livestock development offers countries an opportunity to achieve economic gains at the same time as responding to climate change. The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Bank have been working together in this area to provide practical and science-based support to countries seeking to achieve green growth through livestock.

Together, these organizations invite senior government, policy and science representatives working in the livestock sector in West and Central Africa to a regional awareness raising workshop from 26 – 28 March 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA).

 

 The objectives of the workshop are to:

  1. Discuss countries’ ambitions for agricultural development and specifically livestock development and climate change, and understand the challenges;
  2. Showcase relevant ongoing work of organizations (GRA, FAO, CCAFS and WB) that is focused on:

a) Improving the efficiency of livestock production;

b) Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing resilience;

c) And strengthening national measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) for low emissions livestock systems;

  1. Understand how science underpins this work, including helping to support countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs);
  2. Identify ways that the GRA, CCAFS, FAO and World Bank can help build regional and national capacity and contribute to project implementation through tailored initiatives in the future. 

 

Draft Agenda 

Day1: Tuesday, March 26 2019: Understanding the challenges

Time Agenda item

 

Speaker
08.30 – 09 am Registration CCAFS/ISRA secretary
09: 00 -10:00 am

 

Welcome addresses

·         ISRA’s General Director

·         CORAF’s Executive Director

·         African Climate Policy Center (ACPC)

·         Minister in charge of Environment (DEEC)

·         NZ Ambassador to France and Senegal

·         Minister in charge of livestock and animal productions (MEPA)

·         Minister for Agriculture and Rural Equipment (MAER)

Facilitator
10:00-10:30 Workshop overview and objectives Hayden Montgomery

Special Representative,

GRA

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break + Group Photo
11:30-12:15 am

 

Scene-setting keynote: The role of livestock in sustainable development in West and Central Africa.

 

(30 min for presentation and 15 min questions)

Alain SY TRAORE

Dir. Agriculture & Rural Development

The ECOWAS COMMISSION

12:15 -13:00 am

 

Ambitions and challenges regarding low emissions livestock

Presentation of preliminary regional stock take addressing the following:

·         Objectives and trends of livestock production – production, production systems

·         Objectives of climate change mitigation, National Determined Contributions (NDCs) and role of agriculture and livestock

·         How do livestock development objectives and environmental objectives come together?

 

(15 min presentation plus 5 min questions)

Abdoul Aziz DIOUF

Head of Research and Development Program

Centre de Suivi Ecologique

13:00-14:00
Lunch
14.00 pm Ambitions and challenges regarding low emissions livestock

·         Breakout session overview and organization

·         Each group to address the following in relation to the livestock and environment objectives for their country:

o   Is livestock part of the GHG mitigation discussion at national level?

o   Are routes to low emissions livestock identified and understood?

§  Accounting challenges – barriers and opportunities

§  Education, training, capability and capacity needs

§  Identifying priorities and opportunities

·         Breakout discussions

Parallel working groups

 

Group 1: Anglophone

Chairman : Anne Mottet

Rapporteur:

 

Group 2: Francophone

Chairman: Madeleine D. SARR

Rapporteur: Sega Ndao

15:00-15:30 Refreshment break
15:30-16:30 Report back
16:30-17:15 Overview and synopsis of breakout discussions followed by plenary discussion Facilitator

Rapporteurs from Group 1 and 2

 

17:15-17:30 Day 1 summary and reflections Facilitator – CCAFS – GRA
17:30 Day 1 close

 

Day 2: Wednesday 27 March 2019: Identifying the opportunities

 

Time  
Agenda item Speaker
09:00-09:15 Welcome and Day 2 Overview Facilitator
09:15-09:45 Scene-setting keynote: The science of greenhouse gas emissions and removals in livestock systems

 

(20 min presentation and 10 min questions)

Hayden Montgomery / CIRAD

 

09:45-10:15 Scene-setting keynote: Assessing mitigation potential in livestock systems: West Africa case study

 

(20 min presentation and 10 min questions)

Anne Mottet, FAO
10.15-10:45 Scene-setting keynote:

–          regional perspective from farmer

–          regional perspective from research

(10 min presentation and 10 min questions)

 

ROPPA

CORAF

10:45-11:05 Refreshment break
11:05-11:35

 

The challenges of estimating livestock greenhouse gas emissions and removals at the national scale

 

(20 min presentation and 10 min questions)

 

CIRAD / GRA / FAO
11:35-12:00

 

Plenary discussion Facilitator – CCAFS -GRA
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:15

 

Ongoing regional activities and initiatives

1.      World Bank

2.      CCAFS

3.      FAO

4.      CIRAD

5.      FARA

6.      ROPPA

7.      CIAT

 

(10 min presentation plus 5 min questions)

1.      Pierre Gerber, WB

2.      Robert Zougmore, CCAFS/ICRISAT

3.      tbd, FAO

4.      tbd, CIRAD

5.      Benjamin Abugri, FARA

6.      André Tioro, ROPPA

7.      Ms. Birthe Paul

14:15-15:00

 

Plenary discussion Facilitator
15:00-15:30 Refreshment break
15:30-17:15

 

Setting research and policy agenda’s at national and regional level

Breakout session overview and organization

Country-led discussions on common regional priorities/crossover opportunities.

 

Each group to address the following questions:

·         What would be the value added, objectives and contour of a regional initiative on livestock and GHG mitigation?

o   For science

o   For policy

·         What are the support needs?

Breakout discussions

Working groups

 

Group 1:

Chairman:

Rapporteur:

 

Group 2:

Chairman:

Rapporteur:

 

Group 3:

Chairman:

Rapporteur:

17:15-17:30

 

Day 2 summary and reflections Facilitator-GRA-CCAFS
17:30

 

Day 2 close

 

Day3: Thursday 28 March 2019: Moving forwards together

  

Time Agenda item

 

Speaker
09:00 – 09:10

 

Welcome and Day 3 Overview Facilitator
09:10 – 10:15 Setting research and policy agenda’s at national and regional level

·         Report back from Day 2 afternoon breakout session

Facilitator

Rapporteurs from Group 1, 2 and 3

10:15 – 10:45 Refreshment break  
10:45 – 11:45

 

Reflection on common regional priorities and crossover with existing activities, followed by plenary discussion to identify

·         ways to expand existing activities and

·         new joint initiatives to take forward.

TBD
11:45 – 12:00

 

Workshop closing remarks Facilitator
12:00 Workshop close Facilitator – GRA – CCAFS
12:00 Lunch  

 

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