Cracking the Nut Conference 2021
Event Date: Nov 15, 2021 to Nov 18, 2021
Time: 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM (GMT -5)
Location: United States
Online: Online Event
Cracking the Nut 2021: Building Resilient Food, Water, and Energy Systems is a four half-day virtual learning event from November 15-18, 2021. This year’s conference will highlight how public and private sector initiatives can create resilient systems that support rural and agricultural development and will focus on three tracks:
- Applying technology and digital solutions
- Leveraging private sector and multi-stakeholder investments
- Ensuring inclusion of vulnerable populations
Cracking the Nut is a unique opportunity for practitioners from diverse backgrounds to share experiences, extract lessons learned, and formulate action plans for building resilient food, water, and energy systems.
This learning event will highlight how systems can be designed, adapted, and reinforced to ensure regular access to food, water, and energy for rural populations in developing countries, and how public and private sector initiatives can work at the nexus of food, water, and energy to stimulate rural and agricultural development. This topic is particularly important given the negative impacts of the COVID pandemic and climate change in countries with growing populations and food insecurity. By focusing on how to make systems more resilient, this event will convene leading experts in rural development, sustainable agriculture, water sanitation, clean energy, finance, and investment, including representatives from the private sector, governments, donors, and development implementers.
As always, the conference has engaged an Advisory Committee, including agents of change in agricultural development, water, energy, and finance, who are helping us to identify interesting speakers and participate in a competitive selection of presenters for break‐out sessions.