Iron sharpens iron: How the Fellowship’s first in-person get together went down

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on most in-person engagements. But towards the end of last year, the African Food Fellowship put together a physical interactive session that not only ushered in a joyous festive season, but also set the mood for renewed energy and vigour for 2022.

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What we mean by Food Systems

Our programmes

Food systems face complex challenges

Food systems in Africa face many complex and connected challenges, such as malnutrition, climate change, inequality and the overuse of natural resources. These are not just challenges for the government and private sector. They require effective leadership at every level, from every perspective, to understand the systemic causes and make the difficult decisions needed for system-wide change. Our vision is of a continent-wide fellowship of African food systems leaders who actively contribute to food systems transformation up to and beyond the SDGs.
Food system leaders will be empowered by a world-class systems leadership programme. More than this, they will be enabled in their actions through an incubation support programme while also sharing knowledge and passion for change through a professional food systems leaders movement.

Our ambition

Creating opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and innovation in food systems

Starting in Kenya and Rwanda, the African Food Fellowship brings aspiring leaders from different backgrounds together. It will provide leadership development, incubation of initiatives and network opportunities and establish a critical mass of fellows who understand and are committed to the practice of cross-sector collaboration and innovation in food systems.

Wageningen University & Research
Wasafiri Consulting
IKEA Foundation