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FANRPAN to Participate at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) 3rd Implementation Cycle: Policy Session
New York
4 May 2009 - 15 May 2009


FANRPAN CEO, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is in New York, to participate in the 3rd Implementation Cycle: Policy Session of the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17) as a representative of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Dr Sibanda's participation follows her attendance at the Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting (IPM) of the CSD 17 and the High-Level Meeting on African Agriculture held in Windhoek, in February 2009. As the Policy Session of the third implementation cycle, CSD-17 will continue to focus on the following thematic issues:
  • Africa
  • Agriculture
  • Drought and Desertification
  • Land
  • Rural development
Dr Sibanda will speak on "The Africa Climate Solution: Using Forests and Agriculture as Carbon Sinks and Pools" during a CSD-17 Side Event on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security on Wednesday, 6 May 2009. Other speakers at the side event will include Thomas Rosswall, the Chair of the CGIAR-ESSP Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Challenge Programme; Jim Hansen of the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Columbia University, New York; Jerry Nelson of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); and Sarala Gopalan of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP). The side event is being organized by The International Council for Science (ICSU), in collaboration with The Alliance of the Centres of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), The Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP), and The International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP).

For more information on the CSD-17 visit,
http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/csd/csd_csd17.shtml

For information on FANRPAN's participation at the CSD 16 visit
http://www.fanrpan.org/documents/d00572/index.php

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