TomorrowNow participated at the ‘Grow, Nourish, Reward: Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems’ Session of Africa’s premier forum for driving the food and agriculture agenda in the continent.
Kigali, Rwanda – Ronald Diang’a (TomorrowNow’s Kenya Project Manager) represented TomorrowNow as a panelist at the AGRF 2022 Youth Town Hall session that was hosted by Generation Africa of AGRA, sharing what TomorrowNow does in the agri-food space and their contribution to building the resilience of Africa’s food system.
He highlighted TomorrowNow’s mission, milestones through our various projects and our vision for Africa.
H.E. Amade Miquidade, Ambassador of Mozambique in Rwanda
Dr. Florence Sibomana, Senior Program Officer on NCDs at PATH Rwanda &Youth Leader for Nutrition-SUN Movement
Mr. Ronald Diang’a, TomorrowNow
Ms. Seynabou Dieng, CEO, MAYA Enterprises
- The session reflected on the opportunities for improved food systems and specific actions to achieve better food systems in Africa, in addition to the role of youth to strengthen the continent’s food systems.
- It was agreed that a multi-stakeholder approach is critical for better supporting youth in agriculture by leveraging inclusive climate adaptation solutions to ensure that no one is left behind.
- The role of technology, including next generation weather tech and tools, to promote youth engagement in agriculture was also celebrated.
Georgina Campbell Flatter
Georgina is the co-founder and Executive Director of TomorrowNow.org - a global non profit leveraging transformative philanthropy to connect next generation weather and climate technologies with communities in need. Prior to TomorrowNow.org, Georgina spent a decade at MIT where she was a senior lecturer and led global initiatives designed to bridge technology and social impact. Georgina has worked on many innovation initiatives for organisations including: the MIT Legatum Center, MIT REAP, the XPRIZE Foundation, the World Bank, USA Dept of Energy, MIT, Harvard and Oxford University. Georgina is mother of two, passionate about empowering the next generation of STEM leaders, with a focus on women and youth, and is an active member of her local community. She acts as trustee and advisory board member for several charities (The Darwin Centre, Mama Foundation, FOSPs) and is a local Parish Councillor. She read Material Science at Trinity College Oxford and Technology and Policy at MIT.