Key Messages from the CILSS-IGAD-FAO first-ever Virtual Share Fair

Date: 2020


The CILSS-IGAD-FAO Horn of Africa and Sahel Virtual Knowledge Share fair on promoting innovation to build resilience against climate shocks took place from 19 to 23 October 2020. The virtual event was hosted by the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and co-organized by The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). During the five-day share fair, 25 good practices were highlighted, discussed, and disseminated. A virtual exhibition hall displayed 25 select good practices, 21 virtual sessions spread over 20 hours took place, and over 1,000 participants attended the share fair. This note summarizes the thematic key messages, the best practices/tool presented, and the virtual knowledge share fair recommendations.