CALA Independent Advisory Committee begins their work
23rd February 2022 by CALA
AGRA’s Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) is pleased to announce its inaugural Independent Advisory committee. The Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) is structured into the design of CALA, as a support function to provide high level strategic advice on the Centre’s offerings including the curriculum, coaching and other programme elements. This will enable CALA to better support sector leaders to deliver on top national priorities in African agriculture and nutrition security.
The committee champions CALA in relevant sector networks, and provides objective, constructive recommendations to ensure that CALA’s work is inclusive, forward-thinking and responsive to agriculture sector leaders’ implementation needs.
The Independent Advisory committee is comprised of well-respected sector experts who advocate for good leadership across different areas including centre of government delivery, science, research and policy, gender and financial inclusion, environmental sustainability, conservation and agroecology.
The committee members consist of:
- Alice Ruhweza, Africa Region Director, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
- Prof. Anthony Whitbread, Principal Scientist and team lead for Sustainable Intensification, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
- Jonathan Said, Director of Sector Practices, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
- Professor Eric Y. Danquah, PhD (Cantab), Professor of Plant Genetics & Founding Director, West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana
- Dr. Jemimah Njuki, Director for Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Prof. Richard M. Mkandawire, Africa Director, Alliance for African Partnership (AAP)
- Bongiwe Njobe, Executive Director (founder and sole proprietor) of ZA NAC Consulting and Investments
- Apollos Nwafor, PhD, Vice President, Policy and State Capability division, AGRA
To learn more about the Independent Advisory committee, visit https://cala.agra.org/cala-independent-advisory-committee/
Press Release: AGRA’s Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture Opens Application Window for Third Cohort of Advanced Leadership Programme
4th May 2023
AGRA has announced the opening of applications for the third cohort of the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA)’s Advanced Leadership Programme, designed for rising stars(upcoming technical leaders) and established executives from across Africa’s agriculture sector in government, the private sector, and civil society.
The Advanced Leadership programme is the continent’s premier leadership programme, tailored to support developing leaders in advancing agriculture transformation across the continent through the improved capacity to lead the implementation of country agriculture flagship programmes and national agriculture priority programmes.
Press Release: Agroecology remains central focus during Leadership Forum by AGRA’s Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA)
11th April 2023
The Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) delegates and agriculture sector leaders converged for a two-day invite-only virtual forum on March 28-29, 2023. The Forum was convened by the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA), an AGRA-led initiative. It was part of the ongoing Leadership Forum series, a core component of the programme and one of CALA’s unique offerings for its delegates and community.
Participants and speakers from the government, private sector, and civil society engaged under the theme: “The role of Agroecology and ESMS in advancing African Food Systems.” This second leadership forum follows the CALA Leadership Forum held on September 4 – 6, 2022, around the theme: Collaborative Leadership for Advancing African Food Systems.
Press release: 18 food systems leaders from Malawi and Tanzania graduate from the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA)’s Advanced Leadership Programme
25th January 2023
Forty food systems leaders from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia have graduated from the AGRA-led Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture’s (CALA) Advanced Leadership Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. They were awarded certificates in the Advanced Leadership Programme for Africa’s Food Security and Sustainability after completing a 16-month training, designed to equip them with the practical leadership skills for effective implementation of national agriculture programmes prioritised in their respective countries.