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ONE World No Hunger. Future of the Rural World
27 - 28 April 2017 | bcc Berlin Congress Center 


To get the programme as a PDF file, please use the following links:

Programme: Programm_DE.pdf     Programme_EN.pdf     Programme_FR.pdf
Expert Panel Overview: Expert_Panel_Handout_EN.pdf

CONFERENCE MODERATOR: Astrid Frohloff, TV journalist

THURSDAY, 27 APRIL 2017

08.30 AM REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
09.30 AM OPENING ADDRESS: A world without hunger is possible
Dr Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
09.50 AM SPEECH: SHAPING A FAIR AND INTERCONNECTED WORLD
Peter Altmaier
Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery and as Federal Minister for Special Affairs
10.15 AM WE ARE THE FUTURE OF THE RURAL WORLD!
Young people from rural areas in Africa, the G20 nations and Germany will be given the
opportunity to present their startups and tell their stories
10.35 AM KEYNOTE: INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF THE RURAL WORLD
Dr Akinwumi Adesina
President of the African Development Bank, Côte d‘Ivoire
11.00 AM COFFEE BREAK
11.30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: JOBS, JOBS, JOBS – BUT WHO DOES WHAT?
Tony O. Elumelu
Entrepreneur and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Nigeria

Dr Mo Ibrahim
Entrepreneur and Founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, United Kingdom

Prof Klaus Josef Lutz
CEO of the BayWa AG, Germany

Dagmar Wöhrl
Member of the German Parliament and Chairwoman of the Committee on
Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Prof Muhammad Yunus
Founder of the Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Bangladesh
1.00 PM PRESENTATION OF THE “BERLIN CHARTER” – A model for rural development
Dr Agnes Kalibata
President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya

Prof Joachim von Braun
Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany
1.15 PM LUNCH
2.30 PM PARALLEL CHARTER FORA – CALL FOR ACTION:
How can we promote opportunities for the next generation in rural areas?


The aim of the parallel Charter expert fora is to provide a platform for discussing the implementation
of the Charter (the Call for Action). They will start with introductory contributions from high-level speakers
supplemented by the voices of youth.

  1. Entrepreneurship, jobs and skills
    Dr Louise Fox
    Chief Economist of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA
  2. Innovation and digital opportunities
    Dr Mo Ibrahim
    Entrepreneur and Founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, United Kingdom
  3. Food security and social protection
    Dr Till Wahnbaeck
    CEO of Welthungerhilfe, Germany
  4. Sustainable landscapes and climate resilience
    Prof Klaus Töpfer
    Director of ThinkTank for Sustainability (TMG) and Former Executive Director
    of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Germany
  5. Infrastructure and rural-urban linkages
    Dr Leonard Mizzi
    Head of Unit Agricultural Development, DG Devco, European Commission, Brussels
  6. Good governance, finance and funding
    Dr Shenggen Fan
    Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D. C.
4.00 PM COFFEE BREAK
4.30 PM SPEECH: STRONG RURAL AREAS: THE KEY TO FOOD SECURITY AND
PROSPECTS FOR THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO STAY

Christian Schmidt
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Germany
4.45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION – YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN RURAL AREAS: A G20 perspective
Prof Xiaoyun Li
Dean of the College of Humanities and Development at China Agricultural University,
Beijing, China

Nachilala Nkombo
Africa Executive Director (interim) of ONE, South Africa

Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and
Coordinating Agency (NEPAD), South Africa

Thomas Silberhorn
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and
Development, Germany

Amarjeet Sinha
Secretary for Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development, India
6.10 PM FORMAL HANDOVER OF THE “BERLIN CHARTER”
to Dr Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
6.40 PM CLOSE OF DAY ONE FOLLOWED BY BUFFET AND DRINKS

FRIDAY, 28 APRIL 2017

08.30 AM REGISTRATION
09.00 AM VOICES AGAINST HUNGER

Discussion of the current famine in East Africa and presentation of “Voices against Hunger”
by the book’s authors and representatives

Dr Akinwumi Adesina
President of the African Development Bank, Ivory Coast

Nick Austin
Director Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), USA

Bärbel Dieckmann
President, Welthungerhilfe, Germany

Gilbert F. Houngbo
President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome

Dr Agnes Kalibata
President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya

Dr Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Prof Joachim von Braun
Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany
10.00 AM
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PARALLEL EXPERT PANELS – BEST PRACTICE IN ACTION:
Initiatives to promote rural areas and employment


Private sector, scientific, civil society and international development cooperation organisations
will present their groundbreaking, practical and outcome-oriented initiatives for promoting rural areas
and (youth) employment in a series of parallel expert panel discussions.

  1. Green Innovation Centres: boosting sustainable agricultural production and
    food security


    Andreas Hermes Akademie
    Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

  2. Making farming a business: securing income, attracting youth,
    empowering rural areas


    German Agribusiness Alliance
    German-African Business Association
    German Asia-Pacific Business Association

  3. Educate, Employ, Empower – How female „Agripreneurs“ will help harness the
    Demographic Dividend


    ONE Germany
    GAFSP – Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

  4. From Research to Practice: innovations in International Agricultural Research
    for Rural Futures


    Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)
    University of Hohenheim

  5. Decent Jobs for Youth in the Rural Economy

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
    Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique
    pour le développement (Cirad)
    International Labour Organization (ILO)
    United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
11.20 AM COFFEE BREAK
10.00
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PARALLEL EXPERT PANELS – BEST PRACTICE IN ACTION:
Initiatives to promote rural areas and employment


  1. Sound investments in Rural Innovations: Restoring Nature’s Assets for
    Sustainable Development


    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte
    Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
    World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
    International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
    TMG – ThinkTank for Sustainability

  2. Rural investment: How can we boost employment – espcially for the
    young generation?


    KfW Development Bank
    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

  3. Policies in Support of Youth Entrepreneurship in African Agriculture

    The Malabo Montpellier Panel

    The Panel is facilitated by:
    • International Food Policy Research Institute
    • Imperial College London
    • Bonn University

  4. Rural employment and food security – A territorial approach

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD)
    OECD Development Centre (DEV) and OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE)

  5. Putting Private Capital to Work for the Future of Agriculture

    Global Crop Diversity Trust

10.00 AM G20 Meeting chaired by Dr Friedrich Kitschelt, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for
Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Participation by invitation only

1.00 PM THANKS AND RECEPTION
Dr Friedrich Kitschelt
State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and
Development, Germany
Working languages: Simultaneous interpretation into English, French and German will be provided
for the plenary sessions. The Charter expert forums on Thursday and the expert panels on Friday will be
conducted in English only; interpreting into French and German will not be provided. English and French
will be provided at the following two expert panels on Friday: Green Innovation Centres and From Research
to Practice. All other expert panels will be conducted entirely in English.