GFAR Update - Special Issue

Steering Committee members begin mobilizing their networks to action

Adaptation Futures 2018

Adaptation Futures 2018 will take place from 18 to 21 June 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). Adaptation Futures is the premiere international climate change adaptation conference where people from countries around the world go to connect, learn and inspire! 

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EAT Forum

Join EAT and more than 500 of the brightest minds from science, politics, business and civil society for the five-year anniversary of the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on 11th – 12th June 2018 in Stockholm.

Further details on the program and speakers will follow in the coming months. Click here for more information. 


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AAIN Conference and Expo (AAICE)

This is the only Africa and continent wide conference focused on Agribusiness Incubation. Africa's largest African Agribusiness Conference and Expo was first held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015 where it attracted over 450 delegates.

In 2018, this business boosting event will be held in Dakar, Senegal from the 7th to 9th March, 2018.

The 3-day event will focus on agribusiness development in Africa, how agribusiness incubation can be used to transform the agriculture landscape, address and develop solutions to take charge of the opportunities for job and wealth creation.

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62nd Session of UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session.

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Forum for the Future of Agriculture

The annual conference of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture takes place every spring in Brussels, and it has a program of activity focused on the food and environmental security agenda. The FFA Brussels is accompanied every year by regional conferences across Europe.

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GFIA 2018

Born with the belief that continuous innovation in agriculture is the only way to sustainably feed nine billion people by 2050, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) has emerged as a global authority on sustainable food production, driving innovation through exhibitions and conferences across the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Since 2014, GFIA events have welcomed over 20,000 visitors and worked with over 50 globally significant partners committed to using the Forum as a catalyst for change.

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018, which will take place on 23 to 26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, will convene under the theme: Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.

Bringing together over 2,500 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts, the aim of the meeting will be to set an agenda that drives greater multi-stakeholder collaboration to address political, economic and societal challenges of our times.

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Second Official General Assembly of CGIAR Centers

The General Assembly of Centers is a forum for CGIAR Research Centers to discuss issues related to the CGIAR System and CGIAR System Organization, and therefore an important linking mechanism for the CGIAR System as a whole.

The Centers meet as often as necessary, but at least once in each calendar year as a General Assembly of Centers. The rules of procedure of the General Assembly provide for the location and arrangements to conduct meetings.

Pursuant to the Charter of the CGIAR System Organization, the functions of the General Assembly:

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