Agriculture faces many challenges, making it more and more difficult to achieve its primary objective feeding the world each year.
In this conference, we look at models for implementation that are needed to unlock the real potential of farmers, public and private sectors in solving complex problems. We explore the private sector as a key player in sustainable agriculture and food systems, Good governance as a necessity; including supporting farmer groups, managing risks, and deploying tools and accountability measures that foster greater private sector investment in agriculture, but also put clear constraints on unsustainable or inequitable exploitation of land, water, forests and fisheries.
The research and evidence is clear: inclusive leaders and inclusive organizations outperform those that are not, yet women remain underrepresented in all levels of management. The Women in Leadership conference prepares participants to expand their influence and advance their leadership. Participants become more affirmed of their personal leadership identity and committed to the changes they will affect in their work and workplace.
Increasingly, parliaments are challenged to manage their own affairs, free from the restrictions imposed upon them by the executive. Civil society sets the bar for “good corporate governance” in parliament, with heightened expectations of probity, accountability, and transparency. Good corporate governance helps to ensure that the “public interest” is well served, thus protecting the integrity of the parliament. Parliamentarians, as agents operating in the best interests of citizens, are expected to maintain an understanding of those interests when deliberating on policy issues from the perspective of the public good, and engaging citizens in the process. In assisting parliamentarians to perform these tasks, staff need to possess the practical skills to develop communication strategies and prepare media releases, and related communication tools.
This program explains how parliaments can meet the expectations of the public through clear and coherent corporate governance structures and processes, and optimal utilization of available resources, while, at the same time, being able to reach out to them.