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First webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19

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August 12, 2020 By: F&BKP Office Image: CoP Digital

On Thursday July 30, 2020, the Food security and COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) on Digital Solutions hosted the webinar ”How do African entrepreneurs in agriculture use digital technology to respond to Covid-19”. This is the first webinar in a series of three focusing on “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agriculture”.

The CoP Digital Solutions is set up to exchange learning across practitioners on the use of digital solutions in COVID-19 response, recovery and resilience in agriculture. The webinar series aims at communicating those learnings to a broader and interested audience, also inviting participants to sign up for the CoP.

During the webinar three speakers shared their learnings on digital solutions.

  • Sriram Bharatam, founder of Kuza, shared how an innovative e-learning platform is able to support smallholder farmers in Kenya in response to COVID-19.
  • Monique Vanni, Solidaridad, shared how the organization uses its digital presence to support agriculture supply chains in Africa in times of COVID-19.
  • Alhassan Issahaku, innovation lead at 2SCALE, shared how digital entrepreneurs establish commercial relationships with agribusiness.

During the webinar relevant lessons from the above examples were shared and the discussion between participants and the speakers proved insightful.

If you have missed the first Webinar but are interested in what has been shared, there is a full recording available:

Slides of the webinar are available here.

Webinar series

This webinar was the first in a series of three organized by the CoP Digital Solutions. The second online webinar “Digital Solutions for Smallholder Farmers: The Challenges and Opportunities of COVID-19” takes place on August 27, 2020, at 10:00 CEST.

If you have not directly received an invitation, you can register online by using this link.



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