Addis Ababa, May 26, 2022 (FBC) – Group of African Ambassadors in Germany, Berlin organized a webinar conference on “Climate Change and Consequences on food security in Africa”.
The conference drew about 100 participants, including personnel from the German Government, Parliament, Think Tanks, academics, and all African Ambassadors in Berlin.
Experts from Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, United Nations Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region, International Fund for Agricultural Development, and Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute of Mauritius presented Insightful speeches and presentations .
The Minister of Water and Energy of Ethiopia, Habtamu Itefa (PhD), said Climate Change in the horn of Africa is displacing people and claiming the lives of domestic animals.
He highlighted the importance of supplementing rain-fed agriculture to ensure sustainable food production and realize food self-sufficiency.
The Minister shared Ethiopia’s experience in mitigating climate change, citing the green legacy initiative of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that enabled the plantation of 20 billion seedlings of trees.
He stressed shifting from fossil fuel energy sources to green energy, harnessed from hydropower, solar, and wind energy.
Ambassador Mulu Solomon said Africa Day is a special day to strengthen Africa’s resolve to build a better Africa for the coming generation.
She said a prosperous Africa is a blessing to the world, noting that the dream can be realised only through unity, peace, and integrated Actions.
As Chair of the Conference organizing team, Ethiopia played a critical role in the facilitation and realization of the conference along with the Embassy of Algeria, Chad and the German-African Business Association.
Ambassador Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and sustainable Environment at the Africa Union, and Ambassador Brahim Khalil, Dean of African Ambassadors in Berlin, also attended the conference.