Webinar: Food supply disruptions in times of COVID-19: how can ACP States react?
On 3 September 2020, the Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility will host a live online event on food supply disruptions in times of COVID-19 and what role for trade in helping African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries mitigate the challenge.
Date: 3 September 2020
Time: 14.00 - 18.00 CEST
About the webinar
Global food supply is seriously being disrupted by the pandemic at almost all stages, with a devastating impact on the ability of people across the world to access and afford food. While the challenge is broader, trade can help ACP countries mitigate the impact and prepare for the future. Providing guidance to policy-makers and practitioners on how to strengthen food security, this online live event will build on key aspects:
- What signals to look for to assess food supply chain disruptions?
- Which short-term policy measures can help minimize the negative impact and manage the crisis?
- What reforms can be implemented to improve access to food in the medium term?
The online event is offered by the Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility. After the session, there will be opportunities for eligible participants from ACP countries to seek further one-on-one assistance through remote support.
- Welcome and Introduction: Support of the ICR Facility to ACP states – Diego Borrero, Technical Lead Business Environment Reform, ICR Facility
- Food supply disruptions in times of COVID-19: how can African, Caribbean and Pacific States react? – Anabel González, Senior International Expert – Former Minister of Trade of Costa Rica and World Bank Senior Director, and Edwini Kessie, Director Division of Agriculture, World Trade Organization
- Comments and Q&A - Session
- Remote Assistance Application Process (1-on-1-clinics) – Diego Borrero, Technical Lead Business Environment Reform, ICR Facility
About the ICR Facility
The ICR Facility is co-funded by the European Union (EU), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the British Council (BC). It is implemented by BC, Expertise France, GIZ, and SNV.
The ICR Facility supports specific and targeted interventions at the economy-wide, sectorial and value chain level with Technical Assistance for up to 90 days based on requests. Requests can be handed in by OACPS public and private stakeholders according to the eligibility requirements. The ICR Facility offers Technical Assistance in the field of Business Environment Reform for inclusive and sustainable economic development on the basis Public-Private Dialogue.