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A Deep Dive into Shocks and Policy Responses

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As Africa continues to navigate the complexities of the modern world, innovative policy responses to various shocks have become essential. From the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to implications of geopolitical events like the Russia-Ukraine war, African nations are at the forefront of crafting adaptive strategies.

Highlighting this imperative, the Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food Security (PiLAF) is set to host an engaging session in its Brown Bag Series on Tuesday, 12th December, at 2:00 pm WAT. The distinguished speaker for this event is Dr. Emmanuel Mwakiwa, a senior lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe and the Research Director of ReNAPRI (Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes). Additionally, he serves as the Principal Investigator for the Shocks and Policy Responses project, bringing a wealth of expertise to delve into the topic, “Shocks and Policy Responses; Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.”

This session promises an insightful exploration of the diverse policy landscapes across these nations and the innovative measures taken to address shocks. Dr. Mwakiwa’s wealth of experience positions him as a knowledgeable guide, offering evidence-based analyses and shedding light on the nuanced approaches adopted by different African countries.

The PiLAF Brown Bag Series serves as a crucial platform for knowledge dissemination and collaborative learning. Attendees can expect a deep dive into the successes, challenges, and lessons learned in crafting and implementing policies that respond to unforeseen shocks.

By bridging the gap between academic research and real-world policy experiences, this event aims to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on building resilient and sustainable policies in the agricultural and food security domains. As African nations strive to secure their food futures and bolster agricultural sectors, understanding the dynamic nature of policy responses becomes paramount.

To join this enriching discussion, register via Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 12th December, at 2:00 pm WAT, and engage with Dr. Emmanuel Mwakiwa as he shares his expertise on shocks and policy responses in the African context.

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