Monday 11 December

Extending our scope of action

10.00 – 10.45 GMT+4
The intersection of animal welfare, climate change, and One Health
This event, featuring a keynote speech by an eminent expert in animal welfare and a dynamic panel discussion with specialists from ILRI and WHO in climate action and One Health, delves into the critical intersection of sustainable food systems, animal welfare, and their collective impact on our planet and well-being. It will be an opportunity to shape and be informed about the future of food sustainability in the context of global climate goals, ensuring equitable access to nutritious food for all.
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Organised by FOUR PAWS and World Federation for Animals
11.15 – 12.00 GMT+4
Climate Justice is Gender Justice: Unpacking the impact of climate change on sexual and reproductive health and rights in MENA
Extreme weather events, food insecurity, and energy poverty, as well as depleting water resources, are all contributing to the MENA region’s dire situation and inequality. Climate change impact intertwines with social and political challenges, most notably gender inequality, further limiting the ability of women and girls with intersecting identities to exercise and access Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The side event will present a youth perspective to this challenge. The discussion will be anchored around a compelling research that Oxfam commissioned on the interconnections between Climate Justice, Gender Inequalities, and SRHR in the MENA region, as well as policy recommendations that aim to call for a twin-track approach that prioritizes SRHR in climate action by addressing climate change and structural gender inequalities simultaneously.
Almudena Rodriguez – Internacional
Fatemah Khafagy – Arab feminist network 
– Youth Speaker from Yemen – Name tbc

Hadeel Al Qazzaz – Oxfam International 
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Organised by Oxfam International – MENA
14.00 – 14.45 GMT+4
Rooted Resilience: Youth-led Small Table Talks on Global Agroforestry Innovations
This event will showcase innovative agroforestry systems and their crucial role in climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as the role of youth within these systems. It will feature a structured format with 6-8 tables, each representing a distinct agroforestry system from various global regions. At each table, a knowledgeable individual (mostly drawn from youth leaders) will provide in-depth insights into their specific system. Participants will have the freedom to move between tables, engaging in discussions and gaining a comprehensive understanding of these diverse practices. QR codes at each table will lead participants to a dedicated website with system descriptions and visual aids, further enhancing the learning experience. This event aims to demonstrate the powerful potential of agroforestry in addressing climate change, bridging traditional wisdom with contemporary innovation.
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Organised by YPARD, IAAS, IFSA
15.15 – 16.00 GMT+4
Food Innovation Challenge
More details to come.
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Organised by ProVeg China, ProVeg International