POVERTY REDUCTION Proceedings Report

ASSAf (2016-12)


WELCOME ADDRESS FROM ASSAf (PROF BARNEY PITYANA, VICE-PRESIDENT, ASSAf) 6 WELCOME FROM PARTNER ORGANISATION (PROF YOUSUF MAUDARBOCUS, VICE-PRESIDENT, NASAC) 9 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (DR MAMPHELA RAMPHELE, NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION) 10 THEME 1: FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE (FACILITATOR: PROF HIMLA SOODYALL, HUMAN GENOMIC DIVERSITY AND DISEASE RESEARCH UNIT, UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND) 16 The Scramble for Africa’s Food Security: Food and Nutrition Trends in the sub-Saharan Economic Powerhouses (Prof Julian May, Director, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of the Western Cape) 16 How to Look at Food Security as a Complex Issue (Dr Patrick Caron, CIRAD, France, and Chairperson, High-Level Panel of Experts of the Committee on World Food Security) 20 Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa (2016 - 2025): Feed Africa (Mr Joseph Coompson, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, African Development Bank) 22 New Zealand-based Opportunities for Africa to Enhance its Agriculture (Prof Hazel Chapman, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Founder and Director, Nigerian Montane Forest Project, Nigeria) 26 THEME 2: SOCIAL DETERMINATION OF HEALTH (FACILITATOR: DR OLADOYIN ODUBANJO, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES) 33 Urbanisation as a Social Determinant of Health Imperative: Addressing Spatial Inequality while Meeting Rapid Urbanisation – Who Gets Left Out? (Dr Olufunke Fayehun, Nigeria Young Academy of Science) 33 The Disease Burden – Health Infrastructure, Social Cohesion and/or Exclusion that Affect Social Determinants of Health: HIV/AIDS, Ebola,